Galway Juniors in Action

Oissine Murphy, John Cormican and Ruth Cormican will all be playing for Ireland this week.  Oissine and John are playing in the Glorney Cup team (for players under 18) and Ruth is top board in the team competing for the Jessica Gilbert Cup (for girls under 18).  These events, played between teams representing England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, will be held in England from 17th to 21st July.  We wish them (and the teams) all the very best. You can follow the action live at http://www.glorneycupchess.org.

Note that three of the eight players playing in the two under-18 teams are from Galway Chess Club, so we have a good claim to have the strongest juniors in the country.

Also, whilst John and Ruth were preparing by playing in the Jim Hussey Rapid (see previous item), Oissine was in action further afield, in the Paris Championship.  In this strong (adult) event, he performed very well, scoring 4½/9 against much higher-rated opponents, with a FIDE performance rating of 2047 (which was over 2100 at one stage).  Those results should certainly give the English, Scottish and Welsh teams something to worry about!

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  1. James Osborne says:

    Just watching Johns last game in the Glorney, what an incredible finish!!!and fantastic tournament for him, must be one of the top scorers. Great entertainment from Oissine as well. Didn’t get to see Ruths games, but great result for her too. James Osborne

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  • Upcoming Events for Galway Chess Club

    Casual meetings every Tuesday in Monroe’s Tavern from 8pm, and the calendar for official club events (which take place every Thursday upstairs in the Bridge Club on St. Mary’s Road) is detailed below:
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    January
    3rd&4th Connaught Junior Championships
    9th – Re-opening blitz 19:45
    16th – Winter League Rd 4 – 19:30
    23rd – Rapidplay – 20:00
    30th – Coaching – 20:00
    February
    6th – Winter League Rd 5 – 19:30
    13th – Rapid – 20:00
    20th – Blitz – 19:45
    27th – Coaching – 20:00
    March
    5th – Winter League Rd 6 – 19:30
    12th – Rapid – 20:00
    19th – Blitz 19:45
    20th-22nd Galway Chess Congress
    26th – Coaching – 20:00
    April (TBD)

     

  • Club Competitions

    Galway Winter League standings:

    Name Rating Points
    Johannes Hertel 1989 3
    David Andreu 1800 3
    Denis Ruchko 1989 3
    Michael O’Donnell 1654 2
    James Blackwell 1079 2
    Paul Ward 1466 2
    Pete Morriss 1821 2
    Jason Rawlinson 1683 2
    Pete Donlon 844 2
    David Cunningham 898 1/2
    Bill Delee 1043 1/2
    Eamonn Abberton 1482 1/2
    Andrejz Kozlovs 1559 1.5
    Diego Rodriguez 1880 1.5
    Conor Monaghan Browne 500 1
    Oisin Hodgins 800 1
    Gerard Abberton 1354 1
    Andrew Finnerty 1292 1
    Andrew Barber 1395 0/2
    Scott Reilly 798 0
    Yaron Bachrach 1400 0

    Monthly blitz winners:

    Month Winner Grading Prize
    December Michael O’Donnell Eoghan Collins
    November Brian Gallagher Ger Abberton
    “Halloween” Jason Rawlinson/Johannes Hertel Hamza Celik
    October Jason Rawlinson Brian Gallagher
    September Pete Morriss James Sharkey
    August Zalan Nemeth Paul Ward
    July Jason Rawlinson David Cunningham
    June Denis Ruchko Ger Abberton
    May Pete Morriss Andrew Finnerty
    April Zalan Nemeth
    March Zalan Nemeth Andrew Finnerty
    February Pete Morriss Yuliya Makarenko/ Shane Murray
    January Zalan Nemeth Brendan McNelis