Galway Rapidplay: Saturday 8 June 2019

This year’s Galway Rapidplay will take place on Saturday 8 June, at the Bridge Centre, St Mary’s Road, Galway. (For the location of the Bridge Centre, see here.) The format will be seven rounds, with each player having 15 minutes to make all their moves, plus an extra ten seconds for each move. The event will start at 11 a.m. (prompt!), and we expect that it will finish by 7 p.m.  To enter, email your name and details to us at galwaychess [at] gmail [dot] com by midday on Friday 7th, and pay the entry fee of €15 on arrival between 10 and 10.45 a.m..  Full information about the tournament is available in the Rapidplay 2019 tab above.

Coffee, tea, soft drinks, and sandwiches and other nourishment will be available to purchase at the venue.

We are looking forward to seeing you – if you have any queries please do ask us.

EntrantRating
Colm Daly2236
Rory Quinn2138
Ciaran Quinn2055
Johannes Hertel1989
Tarun Kanyamarala1986
Brendan Buckley1951
Jacob Flynn1943
Dara Murphy1907
Conall Hegarty1821
Trisha Kanyamarala1761
Jason Rawlinson`1741
Phillip Foenander1710
Kenneth Higgins1657
Leon Putar1651
Christopher Armstrong1593
Fintan Hegarty1591
Joe McDonnell1569
Slavko Putar1568
Andrejs Kozlovs1559
Zoran Dragic1524
David Cormican1504
Paddy Divilly1503
Andrew Barber1395
Lukasz Daros1321
Aoife Castle1265
Andrew Finnerty1182
Hamza Selman Celik1148
James Blackwell1079
John O'Dowd1074
Bill Delee1042
John Bourke946
Seán Durnin934
Ian Finnerty907
David Cunningham880
James Mulvey873
Yuliya Makarenko772
Sumanth Shindgi758
Szymon Wegrzyn734
Scott Reilly666
Morgan O'Loughlin639
Oscar Roe636
Aleksandr Mc Aleer247
Ben Arthur
Richard Casserly

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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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    November
    14th – Winter League Rd 2 – 19:30
    21st – Coaching – 20:00
    28th – Blitz: 19:45
    December
    5th – Coaching – 20:00
    12th – Winter League Rd 3 – 19:30
    19th – Christmas Blitz & Close – 19:45
    January
    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
    26th – Coaching – 20:00
    April (TBD)

     

  • Club Competitions

    Galway Winter League standings:

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

    Monthly blitz winners:

    Month Winner Grading Prize
    “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