Galway Chess Club is BACK!
September 15th - BLITZ!
September 22nd - RAPIDPLAY!!
September 29th - BEGINNERS' EVENING!!!
October 6th - WINTER LEAGUE ROUND 1!!!!!
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The Galway Rapidplay tournament will take place on Saturday 18 June in the Galway Bridge Centre. Start time is 11.00 a.m. (sharp!), but you should enter in advance by emailing us at galwaychess(at)gmail(dot)com before Friday 17 June (and pay the entry fee of €15 on arrival on the day between 10.15 and 10.45 a.m.). There […]
Here are the pairings for round 5. (Apologies for not posting the round 4 pairings: I was having internet problems. Those pairings – and all of the results – will be put up here at the end of the tournament.) 1 Barber, Andrew (5)  : Rawlinson, Jason (3)  2 Edwards, Bryn (19)  […]
Here are the pairings for round 3: No Name Total Result Name Total 1 Rawlinson, Jason (3)  : Morriss, Pete (1)  2 Coneely, Cavanaugh (20)  : Karapish, Micheal (21)  3 Istuk, Niko (6)  : Scarry, James (11) [1.5] 4 Pereiro Rodriguez, Diego (4)  : Delee, Bill (8)  5 […]
The Galway Congress was won by Richard Zienert, who came over from Germany for the tournament, and returned €1000 richer. Richard scored 5½ points out of 6; his one draw was with Denis Ruchko, who finished second equal, with Atharva Paibir, on 5 points. Denis Ruchko also won the Reynolds Electronics Perpetual Trophy for the […]
Here are the pairings for round 2: 1 Pete Morriss (1)  : Niko Istuk (6)  2 Jason Rawlinson (3)  : Ross Du Berry (10)  3 James Scarry (11) [.5] : Tobias Maurer (2) [.5] 4 Bill Delee (8) [.5] : Andrew Barber (5) [.5] 5 Cyril Feerick (17)  : Diego […]
The 2022 Winter League (our club championship) starts this Thursday (17 February). Here are the pairings for round 1: 1 James Blackwell (6) : Pete Morriss (1) 2 Tobias Maurer (2) : Bill Delee (7) 3 David Cunningham (8) : Jason Rawlinson (3) 4 Andrew Barber (4) : James Scarry (9) 5 Pete Donlon (10) […]
Galway Congress will be held in the Menlo Park Hotel, on the weekend of 11th to 13th March. You can enter now, by going to the Galway Congress 2022 tab, above, which also gives further information about the Congress. It’s suitable for players of all levels, from Grandmasters to beginners who haven’t played in a […]
The Galway Chess Club Championship will start on Thursday 17 February. We call it the Winter League, although that is obviously a misnomer this year. It will consist of 7 rounds of long-play games (at a time rate of 90 minutes per player for the game, plus an increment of ten seconds per move) played […]
We have now reopened after our long pandemic-induced closure, and are meeting regularly again on Thursday evenings at the Bridge Centre, St Mary’s Road. Look here for our events, or drop us an email (galwaychess[at]gmail[dot]com) to be put on our mailing list. At present, the Bridge Centre expects visitors to wear masks when entering and […]
This is advance notice that next year’s Galway Chess Congress will be held on the weekend of 11 to 13 March 2022. We very much hope that we will be able to hold it in person, at the Menlo Park Hotel, Galway, although of course there is no knowing what the covid situation will be […]