May Blitz Results

The first blitz tournament of the summer was held on 23 May in the Bridge Centre.  It was won, fairly convincingly in the end, by Pete Morriss, who scored 6½ points out of 7.  His one draw was against Ger Abberton, who was first equal with Pete with three rounds to go, but then fell back and his challenge evaporated.  There was a tight contest for second place, which ended in a four-way tie, on 4½ points, between Kynesha Ryder, Fintan Hegarty, Brenden Buckley and Jason Rawlinson.   Kynesha Ryder had the slightly better tie-break, and so pipped the others for the cash prize that is a feature of our summer blitzes.  The under-1300 rating prize was won deservedly by Andrew Finnerty, who also won in March, on 4 points.

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  • Upcoming Events for Galway Chess Club

    October 1st: Casual meeting in Monroe’s Tavern from 8pm
    October 8th: Monroe’s 8pm
    October 10th: Grand re-opening of club – October Blitz: 7.45 pm upstairs in the Bridge Club on St. Mary’s Road.

  • Club Competitions

    Monthly blitz winners:

    Month Winner Grading Prize
    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