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 many years we have been hosting the event in one of the leading hotels in Galway. The date was originally in early to mid-October, but we have recently switched to a mid-Spring date. In 2019, the competition will be held from March 22nd-24th.

There was no Congress in 2018. The 2017 version took place from 10th to 12th March  2017 in the Menlo Park Hotel. Details of this event can be found in this dedicated page.

The 2017 Masters champion is GM Oleg Korneev.

Further details of past congresses are available here:2017 Congress, 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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    (All 7.30pm starts in the Bridge Club unless otherwise specified)

    Tuesday 23rd: Casual Meeting in Massimo from 8pm
    Thursday 25th: October Blitz
    Thursday 1st November: Rapid League – Rounds 2,3,4
    Thursday 8th November: Winter League – Round 2
    Thursday 29th November: RL – Rounds 5,6,7
    Thursday 6th December: WL – Round 3
    Thursday 20th December: Christmas Blitz and Close
    Thursday 10th January: WL – Round 4 and Reopening
    Thursday 7th February: WL – Round 5
    Thursday 7th March: WL – Round 6
    Fri 22nd-Sun 24th March – Galway Congress
    Thursday 4th April: WL – Round 7

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