Galway Congress 2022: Results

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 best Connaught player.  The Hugh Finan Memorial Cup, awarded to the highest placed player rated under 1200, was won by James Scarry, who scored 4½ points.

Rating prizes also went to Rafael Ninan Renji, Andrey Ivanov, David Andreu, Jack Hennesy, Oscar Roe, George Fearnhead, Stanislaw Ulbrych, Craig Dubose, Paddy Connolly, Alice Twomey, Gourang Jiddewar, Bryn Edwards, and Alex Harney.

The full standings and crosstable are on our dedicated webpage, along with photos of some of the winners.

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