Galway Online Summer League

The Galway Online Summer League will run from June until September/October. Participants will play one 30 minute game with 10 second increment about every two weeks.

Entry is free and open to all, with 100% of the entry fee being returned in prizes. To enter, fill your name, lichess username, and email into this form before the end of May (You will need to register a (free) account on lichess.org.) If your name has not appeared in the list of entrants after a few days, shoot us an email to check your entry has not become lost in the ether.

The list of entrants will be seen on the right-hand side of this page, with draws and results below.

It goes without saying that computer/human/intelligent cat/book/etc. assistance is not allowed.

A list of dates for the matches is posted below. The dates will be Thursday evenings at 8pm, but you can arrange* (in good time) to play with your opponent any mutually convenient time within the nine days after that. E.g., if the date of the round is listed as June 3rd, the result should be emailed to us by June 12th, so that we can announce the draw a couple of days in advance of the next round on the 17th. If neither player sends in a result in time (by email to galwaychess[at]gmail[dot]com – not via Whatsapp, nor my personal email, nor shouted in passing across the street) the game will be deemed a loss for both players.

The White player (on the left-hand side of the draw) will send the challenge for a rated 30+10 game to their opponent at 8pm.
If your opponent has not turned up within 15 minutes of the arranged start time, please promptly email galwaychess[at]gmail[dot]com or message Fintan via lichess or in the Whatsapp group. If your opponent has not turned up within 30 minutes of the arranged start time, you may claim the win if you wish.

If you do not turn up for a game, you will be deemed to have withdrawn from the tournament, unless you email in before the Sunday evening the next draw is being done, saying you wish to be kept in for the next round. No excuses for your absence needed – happens to all of us from time to time.

Takebacks are not allowed. You may enable the “confirm move” feature to reduce the risk of misclicks if you wish.

Lichess’ anti-cheating software is pretty sophisticated. If it deems you to have been cheating, you will be removed from the tournament. It is advised not to be playing multiple games at once or have lichess open on several devices at the same time.

Games should be “rated” on the lichess system – not “casual”. If you, for some reason, fancy having a practice or friendly with your opponent, please don’t use the same time control. Play 29+11 or whatever instead; this makes it much easier for us to find the correct game if necessary.

If you have any questions, please email us at galwaychess[at]gmail[dot]com.

DATES:
Round 1: June 3rd
Round 2: June 17th
Round 3: July 1st
Round 4: July 15th
Round 5: July 29th
Round 6: August 12th
Round 7: August 26th
Round 8: September 9th
Round 9: September 23rd

Round 9. Final full round.

White Black
Alex_Drimbarean
Magunya
Lanoc
Mr_evening
Podinski
ScarryJ
KnightKing47
GAbberton
Hawksworth
LovelyCarbonara
boxjen
mountbellew
EarlOfLongford
Fintan
reillyscott42
Billdelee
Harry-Longshanks
fEcktHat
MaureenG
teabag141
sitric
MON12
colmor
Ross067
I_Am_Hollow
davidcl
JLS5000
Badmaslaudey
CFeerick
PHernon

Round 8. Sigh.

White Black
Killerspurs
Podinski
Magunya
Warnaldo
GAbberton
Alex_Drimbarean
Lanoc
Hawksworth
SteveinEngland
Mr_evening
ScarryJ
fEcktHat
aaronb123
KnightKing47
mountbellew
Fintan
johnhensey
LovelyCarbonara
Billdelee
Harry-Longshanks
colmor
boxjen
MON12
EarlOfLongford
davidcl
reillyscott42
sitric
MaureenG
teabag141
I_Am_Hollow
Ross067
JLS5000
Badmaslaudey
PHernon
johncauf
KingCelt
CFeerick

Round 7.

White Black
ronan_zal
Killerspurs
GAbberton
Podinski
Mr_evening
Magunya
Warnaldo
ScarryJ
fEcktHat
Hawksworth
Fintan
Lanoc
Alex_Drimbarean
Billdelee
Harry-Longshanks
SteveinEngland
mountbellew
johnhensey
MaureenG
aaronb123
EarlOfLongford
colmor
reillyscott42
KnightKing47
sitric
LovelyCarbonara
boxjen
teabag141
MON12
Whitebattlehawk
PHernon
davidcl
I_Am_Hollow
KingCelt
CFeerick
Badmaslaudey
JLS5000
johncauf
Ross067
BYE

Round 6.

head>
White Black
Killerspurs
GAbberton
Podinski
Alex_Drimbarean
Lanoc
ronan_zal
ScarryJ
Mr_evening
Billdelee
Warnaldo
Magunya
EarlOfLongford
KnightKing47
fEcktHat
LovelyCarbonara
Fintan
Hawksworth
MaureenG
johnhensey
SteveinEngland
teabag141
mountbellew
davidcl
Harry-Longshanks
PHernon
aaronb123
reillyscott42
akshayranade
Whitebattlehawk
boxjen
KingCelt
sitric
colmor
CFeerick
MON12
Ross067
I_Am_Hollow
JLS5000
starlordy
egd001
Badmaslaudey
johncauf
~

Round 5

head>
White Black
Alex_Drimbarean
Killerspurs
GAbberton
Magunya
Fintan
Podinski
Mr_evening
Hawksworth
SteveinEngland
Lanoc
MaureenG
ScarryJ
mountbellew
ronan_zal
Warnaldo
teabag141
aaronb123
Billdelee
LovelyCarbonara
davidcl
EarlOfLongford
PHernon
fEcktHat
reillyscott42
johnhensey
Whitebattlehawk
KnightKing47
colmor
Harry-Longshanks
MON12
Ross067
akshayranade
boxjen
starlordy
JLS5000
CFeerick
KingCelt
egd001
sitric
I_Am_Hollow
Badmaslaudey
johncauf

Round 4

White Black
Hawksworth
Alex_Drimbarean
Magunya
Killerspurs
Billdelee
GAbberton
Lanoc
mountbellew
Podinski
aaronb123
reillyscott42
Fintan
ronan_zal
KnightKing47
Whitebattlehawk
MaureenG
colmor
Mr_evening
PHernon
SteveinEngland
ScarryJ
Ross067
teabag141
Harry-Longshanks
Warnaldo
boxjen
akshayranade
johnhensey
CFeerick
LovelyCarbonara
KingCelt
davidcl
EarlOfLongford
sitric
starlordy
fEcktHat
MON12
JLS5000
I_Am_Hollow
Badmaslaudey
egd001
johncauf

Round 3

White Black
Alex_Drimbarean
Lanoc
Fintan
Magunya
Killerspurs
reillyscott42
SteveinEngland
Hawksworth
Ross067
Billdelee
GAbberton
Warnaldo
mountbellew
Harry-Longshanks
aaronb123
MON12
Mr_evening
akshayranade
PHernon
AliceniThuama
ScarryJ
CFeerick
davidcl
Podinski
fEcktHat
ronan_zal
sitric
KnightKing47
LovelyCarbonara
Whitebattlehawk
starlordy
MaureenG
JLS5000
colmor
Badmaslaudey
teabag141
boxjen
I_Am_Hollow
johncauf
EarlOfLongford
egd001
johnhensey
KingCelt
BYE

Round 2.

White Black
Hawksworth
aaronb123
KnightKing47
Alex_Drimbarean
Billdelee
mountbellew
CFeerick
reillyscott42
Lanoc
davidcl
EnpassantCastling
SteveinEngland
Magunya
fEcktHat
Mr_evening
Fintan
colmor
Killerspurs
Harry-Longshanks
Warnaldo
GAbberton
Whitebattlehawk
teabag141
Ross067
akshayranade
JLS5000
AliceniThuama
KingCelt
MON12
Badmaslaudey
Podinski
boxjen
EarlOfLongford
LovelyCarbonara
ronan_zal
egd001
Fergal_Hughes
MaureenG
I_Am_Hollow
PHernon
johncauf
ScarryJ
johnhensey
sitric
starlordy
BYE

Round 1

White Black
aaronb123
johnhensey
Whitebattlehawk
akshayranade
Alex_Drimbarean
KingCelt
KnightKing47
AliceniThuama
Badmaslaudey
Lanoc
LovelyCarbonara
Billdelee
boxjen
Magunya
MaureenG
CFeerick
davidcl
MON12
mountbellew
EarlOfLongford
egd001
Mr_evening
PHernon
EnpassantCastling
fEcktHat
Podinski
reillyscott42
Fergal_Hughes
Fintan
ronan_zal
Ross067
GAbberton
Killerspurs
ScarryJ
sitric
colmor
Hawksworth
starlordy
SteveinEngland
I_Am_Hollow
JLS5000
teabag141
Warnaldo
johncauf
Harry-Longshanks

We will be ending the tournament with two semi-final playoffs between the top four players (followed by a final, obviously).
If there are no four clear top players after the 7th round, those who are clearly in the top 4 will go through to the playoffs and be removed from the draw for the 8th round. Hopefully the 8th round will then make it clear who gets the remaining playoff spots. If the 9th round doesn’t, we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it…
The reason for this mildly convoluted ending is that we had great fun on a zoom call to watch and discuss the playoff between the finalists in the Winter League, so we’re hoping for more of that sort of thing.

The time-controls for all playoffs will be:
2 games of 20+10, and if those are a tie then
2 games of 15+5, and if those are a tie then
2 games of 5+3, and if those are a tie then
2 more games of 5+3, and if those are a tie then
2 games of 3+2, and if those are a tie then
2 more games of 3+2, and if those are a tie then
1 game of Armageddon (which it hopefully won’t come to…)

*The email addresses of the entrants will be shared with other entrants for this purpose.

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