Galway in Bunratty

The largest contingent of Galway players for some years headed down to Bunratty to play in the 2017 Bunratty Chess Festival.

The strongest two performances were by Galway residents Philip Short, who scored 3½ points out of 6 in the Masters section, which secured 15th place (one place ahead of Grand Master and previous world title contender John Speelman!), and Wade Courson, who is new to Galway and did us proud with 4/6 in the Challengers and eleventh place. Others in the Challengers section were club regulars Jason Rawlinson, Zalan Nemeth, and Denis Ruchko, who each scored 3 points, and David McCann and Pete Morriss, who both finished on 2½.

In the Major section, our best performer was Andrew Barber, with 4 points and 15th place. Paul Ward scored 3½, David Baird 3, Kevin Fitzpatrick 2, and Oisin Hodgins, playing in his first tournament, 1½.

In the Minor section, Alan Delahunty came seventh equal with 4½ points, with Kynesha Ryder close behind on 4 and Bill Delee just behind her with 3½.

Apologies to anybody who hasn’t been mentioned: get in touch and you will be added in!

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  • Galway Rapidplay 2018 Entrants

    Name Rating
    Conall Hegarty
    Andrew Barber
    David Baird
    James Blackwell
    Fintan Hegarty
    Bill Delee
    Andrew Finnerty
    Ian Finnerty
    Maureen Gallagher
    Andrejs Kozlovs
    Pete Morriss
    Michael O’Donnell
    Jozef Vesely
    Jason Rawlinson
    Brendan Ryan

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    Thursday 19th April Blitz
    Thursday 26th Round 7 (final) Winter League
    Thursday 3rd May. May Blitz and WL prize-giving (so round 7 must be completed before then)

    Regular meetings will then be suspended for the summer; we will have occasional blitz and rapid tournaments – watch this space!

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