Congress: About

Information regarding the Galway Chess Congress, past and present, can be accessed from this page.

The Galway Chess Congress is one of the four main annual weekenders in Ireland. For eleven years we have been hosting the event in one of the leading hotels in Galway.  The date is usually an early to mid October weekend, though this season we have switched to April.

The 2016 version took place from 8th to 10th April  2016 in the Menlo Park Hotel. Details of this event can be found in this dedicated page.

The 2016 Masters champion is GM Alexander Baburin.

Here are reports on the 2016 Congress2014 Congress, 2013 Congress, the 2012 Congress and the 2011 Congress.

The 2011 champion, GM Gawain Jones, gave his reflections on the event here.

Here’s the list of all the past winners of the Galway Congress:

2016 Alexander Baburin GM
2014 Vladimir Sveshnikov IM
2013 Alexander Baburin GM
2012 Alex Lopez IM
2011 Gawain Jones GM
2010 Dorian Rogozenco GM
2009 Alex Baburin GM
2008 Yury Rochev
2007 Gawain Jones GM
2006 Alex Baburin GM
2005 Bartosz Socko GM
2004 Mark Quinn IM
2003 Alex Baburin GM
2002 Lorcan O’Toole

 

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