Grand Re-opening blitz. (5minutes per game + 5 second increment per move)
Galway Winter League (Round 1)
Galway Winter League (Round 2)
Galway Winter League (Round 3)
Venue: Galway Bridge Centre (upstairs), St. Mary’s Road, Galway.
Time: 7pm-10:30pm. Events start at 7:30pm sharp.
Season: September to April
Regular informal meetings on Tuesday evenings in the Mechanics Institute – contact us in advance.
My child loves chess – can they come to the club?
Teenagers are welcome if accompanied by a parent/guardian. Be advised, this is predominantly an adult club, so there may well be alcohol and cursing. For younger children, Brendan Buckley should be contacted about Galway Juniors Chess.
I am a beginner/rusty – would the club be suitable for me?
All welcome, but some events are more suitable than others. The Beginners’ evening, obviously, would be a good place to start. The Rapidplay evenings are also very good, because the time control is about 15 minutes in length, which is a happy medium between the Winter League games which go on for a couple of hours, or the blitzes which are quite fast. If you play a game or two with someone in the club, they should be able to advise you what events you might enjoy.
The Tuesday evening meetings in the Mechanics’ Institute are extremely informal and might also be a good choice.
What’s the story with parking?
Do you need to be a member to attend?
No – you are very welcome to drop down and attend an evening or two to see if you like it before we ask you to commit to anything.
I wish to join. How can I do so?
The most popular way to join is to come to one of the club evenings and chat to our Treasurer, Scott. He will take your membership fee of 60e (30e concession), name, and contact details. If you cannot make it down to the club to join, simply email us and we will direct you to a PayPal link.
I wish to be added to your weekly mailing list – how can we make this happen?
Simply email galwaychess[at]gmail[dot]com and let us know.
Contact Email for all queries: galwaychess[at]gmail[dot]com . If you want to be added to our mailing list to receive weekly updates on our goings-on, please send an email to that address.