Rapidplay 2022: Entrants
Name Rating Andrew Barber Max Cook Benjamin Gacquin Paul Gaffney Eoin Galvin Conor Haran James Lee Vladimir Mabhena Gerard McLoughlin Patrick Murphy Timothy O'Malley Vinayak Verlekar Vivaan Verlekar
The home of chess in Galway
The June Blitz, held on Thursday 29 June, was a well-attended and closely fought event. First equal at the end were Jason Rawlinson and Brendan Buckley, with 5½ points out of 7. Jason went into the last round with a full point lead, but was then defeated by the March champion Fintan Hegarty; while Brendan, after a loss to Jason in round 3, won his last four games to surge into a share of first place. The rating prize was won by Pranav Phatak, playing in his first Galway blitz, with a fine performance of four wins and three losses, all of which were against the top players.