Galway Congress 2022

Galway Chess Congress

Friday 11 to Sunday 13
March 2022

Venue: Menlo Park Hotel, Galway

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 Conolly, Alice Twomey, Gourang Jiddewar, Bryn Edwards, and Alex Harney.

            Photos of some of the winners, along with the full standings and crosstable are below.

Richard Zienert with the Galway Shield

Standings

(prize-winners in bold)

                                Rating  
 Place  Name                  Other  ICU  Score

   1    Richard Zienert         2248      5.5  
  
  2-3   Denis Ruchko                 1913 5    
        Atharva Paibir               1361 5    
 
 4-11   Leon Putar                   1889 4.5  
        Oissine Murphy               2007 4.5  
        Rafael Ninan Renji           1486 4.5  
        James Scarry                 1052 4.5  
        Ciaran Quinn                 1892 4.5  
        Andrey Ivanov                1555 4.5  
        David Andreu                 1593 4.5  
        Jack Hennessy                1551 4.5  
 
 12-23  Shane Melaugh                2120 4    
        Maximilian Fahland      1951      4    
        Brendan Lyons                1889 4    
        Anthony Fox                  1932 4    
        Kevin A. Burke               1696 4    
        Michael O'Donnell            1627 4    
        Cecil Sloan                  1568 4    
        Andrew Barber                1415 4    
        John P. Dunne                1282 4    
        Conor Sheehan                1186 4    
        Ross Du Berry                1121 4    
        Alan Lane                    1007 4    
 
 24-45  Graham Neary                 1650 3.5  
        Jason Rawlinson              1725 3.5  
        Vjekoslav Novak              1665 3.5  
        Joseph A. McDonnell          1533 3.5  
        Tim Harding                  1925 3.5  
        David Hewitson          1702      3.5  
        Diego Pereiro Rodriguez      1664 3.5  
        Niki Mullins                 1459 3.5  
        Sean Guinan                  1412 3.5  
        Lara Putar                   1883 3.5  
        Jana Solomatina              1534 3.5  
        Ray Woodhouse                1234 3.5  
        Oscar Roe                    915  3.5  
        Stanislaw Ulbrych            736  3.5  
        Craig Dubose                 656  3.5  
        George Fearnhead             915  3.5  
        Timothy O'Malley        1731      3.5  
        Jason Liu                    1586 3.5  
        Sumanth Shindgi              1159 3.5  
        Andrew Finnerty              1298 3.5  
        Cathal Murphy                1263 3.5  
        Ian Kilpatrick               1427 3.5  
 
 46-62  Sean Gannon                  1003 3    
        Alex Harney                       3    
        Rory O'Connor                897  3    
        Zoran Dragic                 972  3    
        Yannick Woods                1074 3    
        Robert Frost                 896  3    
        Ivica Suker                  811  3    
        Paddy Connolly               469  3    
        Bedhbh Doolin                809  3    
        Michael Scully               764  3    
        Gourang Jiddewar                  3    
        Shay Scott                   1251 3    
        Denis Lynch                  1046 3    
        Alice Twomey                 437  3    
        Bryn Edwards                      3    
        Joshua Donnellan             780  3    
        Robert Nielsen               779  3    
 
 63-78  Cian Guinan                  1577 2.5  
        David Piercy                 898  2.5  
        Phillip Foenander            1255 2.5  
        Chris Parrott                1171 2.5  
        Joshua Smikle           1043      2.5  
        Emmet Power                  972  2.5  
        Ross O' Riordan              678  2.5  
        Kamsi Okpegbuo                    2.5  
        Oisin O' Sullivan            1168 2.5  
        Dylan Collins                687  2.5  
        Roy Marshall                      2.5  
        Marek Fijalkowski            861  2.5  
        Ciaran O'Driscoll            592  2.5  
        Maxim Lorigan                452  2.5  
        Maureen Gallagher            757  2.5  
        George Stack                 995  2.5  
 
 79-89  Aogan O Hiarlaithe      1610      2    
        Szymon Wegrzyn               760  2    
        Nemhain Doolin               897  2    
        Nathan Jacob Renji           711  2    
        Renji Rajan                  906  2    
        Mina Higgins                 681  2    
        Phillipe Lorigan                  2    
        Theodor Schirliu             395  2    
        Cyril Feerick                916  2    
        Mac Dara Mannion             378  2    
        Filip Wolanin                739  2    
 
 90-96  Olegs Solomatins             763  1.5  
        Siofra Finnerty              705  1.5  
        Frank Healy                       1.5  
        Gerard Howard                532  1.5  
        Benjamin Gacquin                  1.5  
        Odhran O'Driscoll            548  1.5  
        Scott Reilly                 816  1.5  

97-102  Liam Cadogan                 714  1    
        Pat Tyrrell                  386  1    
        Morgan O'Loughlin            639  1    
        Thomas Junior Dunne          1856 1    
        Paddy Divilly                1287 1    
        Oisin McGloin                     1    

103-104 Alexander Tyulkin                 0.5  
        Peter Cafolla                1934 0.5  

105-106 Ciaran Monahan               561  0    
        Ciaran O'Reilly              1400 0    
Cross Table 
                               Rating           
No   Name                   Other  ICU  Total   1     2     3     4     5     6  

1.   Zienert, Richard         2248      5.5    13:W   8:D  18:W   2:W  31:W   4:W
2.   Melaugh, Shane                2120 4      14:W  10:W  11:W   1:L   8:L  51:W
3.   Murphy, Oissine               2007 4.5    15:W  11:L  28:W  20:D  26:W  55:W
4.   Fahland, Maximilian      1951      4      16:D  17:W  12:W  11:D  50:W   1:L
5.   Cafolla, Peter                1934 .5     18:L  28:L    :D    :L    :     : 
6.   Fox, Anthony                  1932 4      19:W  12:D   8:L  29:W  36:D  59:W
7.   Harding, Tim                  1925 3.5    20:W  18:D  26:L  30:W  33:W  24:L
8.   Ruchko, Denis                 1913 5      21:W   1:D   6:W  26:W   2:W  28:D
9.   Quinn, Ciaran                 1892 4.5      :D  26:D  33:W  22:D  30:W  20:W
10.  Lyons, Brendan                1889 4      23:W   2:L  39:W  24:D  62:W  27:D

11.  Putar, Leon                   1889 4.5    24:W   3:W   2:L   4:D  64:W  31:W
12.  Putar, Lara                   1883 3.5    25:W   6:D   4:L  31:L  75:W  47:W
13.  Dunne, Thomas Junior          1856 1       1:L  27:W  51:L  50:L    :     : 
14.  O'Malley, Timothy        1731      3.5     2:L  33:L  69:D  66:W  91:W  54:W
15.  Rawlinson, Jason              1725 3.5     3:L  32:W  59:W  51:W  55:L  61:D
16.  Hewitson, David          1702      3.5     4:D  22:D  65:W    :D  43:W  29:L
17.  Burke, Kevin A.               1696 4        :D   4:L  58:W  35:D  71:W  56:W
18.  Novak, Vjekoslav              1665 3.5     5:W   7:D   1:L  36:W  45:W  32:L
19.  Pereiro Rodriguez, Diego      1664 3.5     6:L  35:D  62:W  64:W  58:W  52:L
20.  Neary, Graham                 1650 3.5     7:L  38:W  61:W   3:D  49:W   9:L

21.  Harney, Alex             1650      3       8:L  39:L  72:W  52:L  82:W  76:W
22.  O'Donnell, Michael            1627 4        :D  16:D  67:W   9:D  61:D  65:W
23.  O Hiarlaithe, Aogan      1610      2      10:L  51:L  68:W  55:L  87:W  72:L
24.  Andreu, David                 1593 4.5    11:L  47:W 102:W  10:D  85:W   7:W
25.  Liu, Jason                    1586 3.5    12:L    :D  64:L  69:W 104:W  58:W
26.  Guinan, Cian                  1577 2.5    40:W   9:D   7:W   8:L   3:L  49:L
27.  Sloan, Cecil                  1568 4      41:W  13:L  76:W  56:W  39:D  10:D
28.  Ivanov, Andrey                1555 4.5    42:W   5:W   3:L  59:W  51:W   8:D
29.  Hennessy, Jack                1551 4.5      :D  56:W  66:W   6:L  44:W  16:W
30.  Solomatina, Jana              1534 3.5      :D  46:W  75:W   7:L   9:L  85:W

31.  McDonnell, Joseph A.          1533 3.5      :D  49:W  83:W  12:W   1:L  11:L
32.  Renji, Rafael Ninan           1486 4.5    44:W  15:L  79:W  92:W  52:D  18:W
33.  Mullins, Niki                 1459 3.5    45:W  14:W   9:L  61:D   7:L  98:W
34.  Kilpatrick, Ian               1427 3.5    47:L  64:D  81:D  76:W  54:W  79:D
35.  Barber, Andrew                1415 4      48:W  19:D 105:W  17:D 101:W  38:L
36.  Guinan, Sean                  1412 3.5    50:D  54:W  74:W  18:L   6:D  86:D
37.  O'Reilly, Ciaran              1400 0      51:-    :     :     :     :     : 
38.  Paibir, Atharva               1361 5      52:W  20:L  80:W 102:W  41:W  35:W
39.  Finnerty, Andrew              1298 3.5    53:W  21:W  10:L  63:W  27:D    : 
40.  Divilly, Paddy                1287 1      26:L  65:L  87:W  79:L    :     : 

41.  Dunne, John P.                1282 4      27:L  68:W  70:W  65:W  38:L 101:W
42.  Murphy, Cathal                1263 3.5    28:L  67:L  89:W  80:W    :D 105:W
43.  Foenander, Phillip            1255 2.5      :D  50:D  85:D  94:W  16:L  62:L
44.  Scott, Shay                   1251 3      32:L  70:W  71:W  67:W  29:L    : 
45.  Woodhouse, Ray                1234 3.5    33:L  69:W  86:D  74:W  18:L  64:W
46.  Sheehan, Conor                1186 4        :D  30:L 104:D  81:W  72:W  92:W
47.  Parrott, Chris                1171 2.5    34:W  24:L  73:W 101:L  98:D  12:L
48.  O' Sullivan, Oisin            1168 2.5    35:L  72:W  92:L  84:L  95:W  74:D
49.  Shindgi, Sumanth              1159 3.5      :D  31:L  82:W 104:W  20:L  26:W
50.  Du Berry, Ross                1121 4      36:D  43:D  84:W  13:W   4:L  70:W

51.  Woods, Yannick                1074 3      37:+  23:W  13:W  15:L  28:L   2:L
52.  Scarry, James                 1052 4.5    38:L  73:W  95:W  21:W  32:D  19:W
53.  Lynch, Denis                  1046 3      39:L  76:W  94:L  95:W  79:L  81:W
54.  Smikle, Joshua           1043      2.5      :D  36:L  88:W  75:W  34:L  14:L
55.  Lane, Alan                    1007 4      56:L  80:W  99:W  23:W  15:W   3:L
56.  Gannon, Sean                  1003 3      55:W  29:L  98:W  27:L  73:W  17:L
57.  Stack, George                 995  2.5      :D  75:L  93:W  77:W    :     : 
58.  Power, Emmet                  972  2.5    84:W  83:D  17:L 105:W  19:L  25:L
59.  Dragic, Zoran                 972  3      85:W  86:W  15:L  28:L  84:W   6:L
60.  Feerick, Cyril                916  2      86:L 103:W 101:L  98:L 105:L   96:W

61.  Roe, Oscar                    915  3.5    87:W 100:W  20:L  33:D  22:D  15:D
62.  Fearnhead, George             915  3.5    89:W 105:D  19:L  83:W  10:L  43:W
63.  Rajan, Renji                  906  2      90:W 102:L 100:W  39:L  86:L  94:L
64.  Piercy, David                 898  2.5    91:W  34:D  25:W  19:L  11:L  45:L
65.  O'Connor, Rory                897  3      92:W  40:W  16:L  41:L  94:W  22:L
66.  Doolin, Nemhain               897  2        :D  77:W  29:L  14:L  83:D  73:L
67.  Frost, Robert                 896  3      93:W  42:W  22:L  44:L  92:L  99:W
68.  Fijalkowski, Marek            861  2.5    94:W  41:L  23:L  85:-  96:W  83:D
69.  Reilly, Scott                 816  1.5    96:W  45:L  14:D  25:L  77:-    : 
70.  Suker, Ivica                  811  3      97:W  44:L  41:L  96:W 102:W  50:L

71.  Doolin, Bedhbh                809  3        :D  79:D  44:L  99:W  17:L  84:W
72.  Donnellan, Joshua             780  3      98:W  48:L  21:L 100:W  46:L  23:W
73.  Nielsen, Robert               779  3      99:W  52:L  47:L 106:W  56:L  66:W
74.  Scully, Michael               764  3        :D  88:W  36:L  45:L  90:W  48:D
75.  Solomatins, Olegs             763  1.5      :D  57:W  30:L  54:L  12:L 102:L
76.  Wegrzyn, Szymon               760  2     101:W  53:L  27:L  34:L  97:W  21:L
77.  Gallagher, Maureen            757  2.5      :D  66:L 103:W  57:L  69:+    : 
78.  Wolanin, Filip                739  2     102:L  94:L  96:L  89:W  99:L  90:W
79.  Ulbrych, Stanislaw            736  3.5   103:D  71:D  32:L  40:W  53:W  34:D
80.  Cadogan, Liam                 714  1     104:W  55:L  38:L  42:L  88:L    : 

81.  Renji, Nathan Jacob           711  2     105:L  93:D  34:D  46:L 106:W  53:L
82.  Finnerty, Siofra              705  1.5      :D    :   49:L  97:D  21:L 106:D
83.  Collins, Dylan                687  2.5   106:W  58:D  31:L  62:L  66:D  68:D
84.  Higgins, Mina                 681  2      58:L  97:W  50:L  48:W  59:L  71:L
85.  O' Riordan, Ross              678  2.5    59:L  96:W  43:D  68:+  24:L  30:L
86.  Dubose, Craig                 656  3.5    60:W  59:L  45:D    :D  63:W  36:D
87.  O'Loughlin, Morgan            639  1      61:L  98:L  40:L  93:W  23:L  95:L
88.  O'Driscoll, Ciaran            592  2.5      :D  74:L  54:L  91:L  80:W 104:W
89.  Monahan, Ciaran               561  0      62:L  99:L  42:L  78:L    :     : 
90.  O'Driscoll, Odhran            548  1.5    63:L 101:L    :D 103:W  74:L  78:L

91.  Howard, Gerard                532  1.5    64:L 104:L    :D  88:W  14:L  93:L
92.  Connolly, Paddy               469  3      65:L 106:W  48:W  32:L  67:W  46:L
93.  Lorigan, Maxim                452  2.5    67:L  81:D  57:L  87:L 103:W  91:W
94.  Twomey, Alice                 437  3      68:L  78:W  53:W  43:L  65:L  63:W
95.  Schirliu, Theodor             395  2     100:L    :W  52:L  53:L  48:L  87:W
96.  Tyrrell, Pat                  386  1      69:L  85:L  78:W  70:L  68:L  60:L
97.  Mannion, Mac Dara             378  2      70:L  84:L    :D  82:D  76:L 103:W
98.  Marshall, Roy                      2.5    72:L  87:W  56:L  60:W  47:D  33:L
99.  Lorigan, Phillipe                  2      73:L  89:W  55:L  71:L  78:W  67:L
100. McGloin, Oisin                     1      95:W  61:L  63:L  72:L    :     : 

101. Edwards, Bryn                      3      76:L  90:W  60:W  47:W  35:L  41:L
102. Jiddewar, Gourang                  3      78:W  63:W  24:L  38:L  70:L  75:W
103. Tyulkin, Alexander                 .5     79:D  60:L  77:L  90:L  93:L  97:L
104. Healy, Frank                       1.5    80:L  91:W  46:D  49:L  25:L  88:L
105. Okpegbuo, Kamsi                    2.5    81:W  62:D  35:L  58:L  60:W  42:L
106. Gacquin, Benjamin                  1.5    83:L  92:L    :W  73:L  81:L  82:D

              

                 

  
  • Rapidplay 2022: Entrants

    NameRating
    Andrew Barber
    Max Cook
    ​Benjamin Gacquin
    Paul Gaffney
    Eoin Galvin
    Conor Haran
    James Lee
    Vladimir Mabhena
    Alexey Marchenko
    Roy Marshall
    Gerard McLoughlin
    Patrick Murphy
    Timothy O'Malley
    Rory Regan
    Vinayak Verlekar
    Vivaan Verlekar