Rapid Tournament, rounds 4 to 6: Thursday 20 October

The second instalment of our Rapid tournament (rounds 4 to 6) takes place on Thursday 20 October; please be there by 7.45 to register. If you played in the first session you will know what to expect. If you didn’t, you are very welcome to join on Thursday and start in round 4 – just […]

October Blitz: Thursday 13 October

Our next blitz tournament is on Thursday 13 October, at our usual venue: upstairs in the Bridge Centre, St Mary’s Road. Start time is 7.45, and we expect to finish about 10.30. There will be 7 rounds, with each player getting 5 minutes per game for their moves, plus an increment of 5 seconds per […]

Rapidplay: Thursday 22 September

We will be running a rapidplay tournament on Thursday evenings, every three or four weeks between September 22nd and Christmas. You will have 15 minutes to make all your moves in each game, plus a 10 second increment per move [Edit: not 10+15 as I erroneously wrote originally]. The first three rounds will take place […]

Limerick Chess

The Limerick Open 2022 is being held Nov 4th-6th in the West County Hotel, Ennis. Further details on the Limerick Website http://www.limerickchessclub.net/tournaments/limopen2022.htm

Next Blitz Tournament: Thursday 15 September at 7.45 p.m.

Our 2022-23 season is opening with a blitz tournament on Thursday 15 September, at our usual venue of upstairs in the Bridge Centre, St Mary’s Road, Galway. Start time is 7.45 p.m., and we expect it to finish about 10.30. There will be 7 rounds, with each player getting 5 minutes per game for their […]

Next Blitz tournament: Thursday 11 August

The next in our summer series of monthly blitz tournaments will be held on Thursday 11 August, in our normal room: upstairs in the Galway Bridge Centre, St Mary’s Road.  Starting time is 7.45 p.m., and the expected finishing time is about 10.30.  The format is 7 rounds, with each game played at a speed […]

Galway Congress 2023: 10-12 March

A date for your diary: next year’s Congress will take place on the weekend of 10th to 12th March 2023, in the Menlo Park Hotel again.  Further details will be announced nearer the event.

Galway Rapidplay: Results

The 2022 Galway Rapidplay. held on Saturday 18 June at the Galway Bridge Centre, attracted 90 entries – about twice our previous highest number.  Nearly a third of these were playing in their first tournament, which indicates the enthusiasm that there is for chess at the moment.  If this continues, then Irish chess would seem […]

Winter League 2002: Full Results

The Winter League has now finished, and here are the final results. As previously reported, the tournament was won, after a tie-break finish, by Jason Rawlinson. Second equal were the two vanquished players in the tie-break – Pete Morriss and Andrew Barber. The first Rating Prize was won by Gourang Jiddewar, playing in his first […]

Winter League 2002 winner: Jason Rawlinson

The 2022 Winter League had the closest finish in its more than twenty-year history: there was a three-way tie for first place between Jason Rawlinson, Pete Morriss, and Andrew Barber.  We have had ties for first before, but never one involving more than two players.  So yesterday there was a play-off between those three, and […]

  • Galway Chess Club Schedule



  • October 13th Blitz

  • October 20th Rapid

  • October 27th Winter League Round 2

  • November 3rd Blitz

  • November 10th Rapid

  • November 17th Winter League Round 3

  • November 24th Blitz

  • December 1st Rapid

  • December 8th Winter League Round 4

  • December 15th Christmas Blitz

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  • Galway Winter League standings

    NameScore
    Alex Drimbarean
    Andrew Barber
    Barry Breen
    Brian Gallagher
    Bryn Edwards
    Dara Jennings
    David O'Connell
    Diego Pereiro
    Donal O'Donnell
    Eoin Galvin
    Gourang Jiddewar
    Jack Hannas
    James Blackwell
    Jason Rawlinson
    John Farrell
    Karolina Bronnikova
    Maureen Gallagher
    Michael Corless
    Moe Alsaleh
    Oscar Roe
    Paul Ward
    Pete Morriss
    Proinsias Hernon
    Rhys O'Halloran
    Robert Frost
    Ross du Berry
    Scott Reilly
    Shane Whyte