Galway Online Winter League

The Galway Online Winter League will run from December until March/April. Participants will play one 45minute game with 10second increment about every two weeks.

Entry is free and open to all, and 100% of the entry fee will be returned in prizes. To enter, email your name and lichess username to galwaychess[at]gmail[dot]com before the end of November (You will need to register a (free) account on lichess.org.)

The list of entrants can be seen on the right-hand side of this page, with draws draws and results below.

It goes without saying that computer/human/intelligent cat/book/etc. assistance is not allowed.

A list of dates for the matches is posted below (pretty much every two weeks, with exceptions for Christmas etc.) The dates will be Thursday evenings at 8pm, but you can arrange* (in good time) to play with your opponent any mutually convenient time within the ten days after that. E.g., if the date of the round is listed as November 12th, the result should be emailed to us by November 23rd, so that we can announce the draw a couple of days in advance of the next round on the 26th. If neither player sends in a result in time, the game will be deemed a loss for both players, and two consecutive unexplained no-shows will be deemed a withdrawal from the tournament.

If you, for some reason, fancy having a practice or friendly with your opponent, please don’t use the same time control. Play 44+11 or whatever instead; this makes it much easier for us to find the correct game if necessary

If you have any questions, please email us at galwaychess[at]gmail[dot]com.

ROUND 4 (January 21st):

WHITESCOREBLACK
NoisySquid0-1Alex_Drimbarean
Billdelee0-1Podinski
El_Rossador1-0colmor
mountbellew1-0FergalGallagher
FintanLanoc
GAbberton0-1Warnaldo
teabag1410-1Harry-Longhshanks
KnightKing471-0starlordy
galwayplayerkaruston
WhitebattlehawkW-OFreestyleCorn
Fergal_Hughes1-0CFeerick
EnPassantCastling1-0JLS5000
PHernon0-1odhran2008
MON120.5-0.5ronan_zal
Ross0670-1AliceniThuama
LovelyCarbonara1-0classyCIARAN
gerardchess830-1boxjen
reillyscott420.5-0.5MaureenG
OwenG020-1badmaslaudey
skippyjk1-0BYE

ROUND 3 (January 7th):
WHITESCOREBLACK
Alex_Drimbarean1-0mountbellew
starlordy0-1Billdelee
FergalGallagher0-1NoisySquid
Podinski1-0karusuton
colmor1-0EnpassantCastling
Lanoc1-0CFeerick
El_Rossador1-0PHernon
ronan_zal0-1Fintan
FreestyleCorn0-1teabag141
classyCIARAN0-1GAbberton
Harry-Longshanks1-0odhran2008
JLS50000-1KnightKing47
boxjen0-1Warnaldo
WhitebattlehawkW-Oskippyjk
badmaslaudey0-1galwayplayer
gerardchess830-1Fergal_Hughes
MaureenG0-1MON12
AliceniThuama1-0OwenG02
reillyscott420-1LovelyCarbonara
Ross0671-0BYE

ROUND 2 (December 17th):
WHITESCOREBLACK
GAbberton0-1Alex_Drimbarean
Billdelee1-0Harry-Longshanks
karuston0.5-0.5colmor
El_RossadorO-WNoisySquid
KnightKing470-1FergalGallagher
Fintan0-1Podinski
mountbellew1-0FreestyleCorn
galwayplayer0-1starlordy
CFeerick1-0Whitebattlehawk
ronan_zal1-0badmaslaudey
skippyjk0.5-0.5boxjen
EnPassantCastling1-0Ross067
gerardchess83O-WclassyCIARAN
Lanoc1-0Fergal_Hughes
teabag1411-0MaureenG
OwenG020-1JLS5000
PHernon1-0MON12
odhran20081-0reillyscott42
Warnaldo1-0AliceniThuama

ROUND 1 (December 3rd):
WHITEScoreBlack
Alex_Drimbarean1-0Lanoc
MaureenG0-1Billdelee
boxjen0-1mountbellew
NoisySquid1-0CFeerick
colmor1-0OwenG02
Podinski1-0EnpassantCastling
FergalGallagher1-0PHernon
reillyscott420-1Fintan
FreestyleCorn1-0ronan_zal
Ross0670-1GAbberton
starlordy1-0gerardchess83
Harry-Longshanks1-0Skippyjk
karuston1-0teabag141
Warnaldo0-1KnightKing47
WhiteBattleHawk0.5-0.5Galwayplayer
badmaslaudey0-1El_Rossador

DATES:
Round 1: December 3rd
Round 2: December 17th
Round 3: January 7th
Round 4: January 21st
Round 5: February 4th
Round 6: February 18th
Round 7: March 4th
Round 8: March 25th

If after the 8 rounds there are more than two people tied for 1st place, we will have a 9th round, involving all players. If there are two people tied for 1st place, we will have a playoff between them.

*The email addresses of the entrants will be shared with other entrants for this purpose.