February Blitz results

The winner of the February Blitz, played on 8th February, was Simon Iwasaki, who scored 6/7. Second was Pete Morriss on 5½. The rating prize was won by Scott Reilly, with an excellent score of 5 points, whilst an honourable mention must go to Sophie Maher, who scored 4 points.

Galway club members do well in Sligo tournaments

Some news of achievements by our members in tournaments elsewhere in Ireland.  First, two of our younger members braved Storm Isha in January to play in the Connaught Junior Championship in Sligo, and both achieved excellent results in the under-14 event: Cillian Bracken came outright second (with 4½ points out of 6), whilst Lorcan Heron came outright third on 4 points. […]

January Blitz won by Alex Drimbarean

The January blitz, held on 18 January, was won by Alex Drimbarean, with 6 points out of 7. Second equal were Luke Iwasaki and Pete Morriss on 5. The rating prize, for the best performance by a player seeded in the lower half, was won by Jack Crean, who was playing in his first tournament […]

Christmas Blitz tournament: Thursday 14 December

Thursday 14 December sees our year-ending Christmas Blitz tournament. In addition to providing the opportunity of playing seven games of chess, there will be seasonal offerings for you to consume. The seasonal offerings are yet to be decided, but the chess will be played at a speed of 5 minutes per player per game plus […]

Thursday 23rd November: Puzzle night

Our next event is a Puzzle Night, in which you will be shown a number of carefully chosen puzzles, ranging in difficulty from those suitable for beginners to ones requiring more skill to solve. Doing puzzles like these is one of the best ways of improving your chess, and there will be more experienced players […]

Rapidplay concludes: Thursday 16 November

Our Autumn Rapidplay tournament concludes on Thursday 16th November. You can play in it whether or not you have played in previous rounds: just show up at our venue upstairs in the Bridge Centre, St. Mary’s Road between 7 and 7.20 p.m. to register. People who arrive later may not get to play in the […]

Thursday 2 November: Blitz Tournament

This Thursday’s offering for you is one of our more popular events: an evening blitz tournament. Each player will have 5 minutes to make all their moves, plus an extra 5 seconds increment for each move made. Registration for the tournament is from 7.00 p.m. to 7.20 p.m., and the games will start at exactly […]

Rapidplay: Thursday 19 October

Galway Club’s Autumn Rapid tournament continues with rounds 4 to 6 on Thursday 19 October. Each player will have three games during the evening, and will have 15 minutes per game to make all their moves, plus an extra 10 seconds for each move they make. Registration will be between 7 and 7.20 p.m., with play starting […]

Rapidplay: Thursday 28 September

On Thursday 28 September we will host the first session of our Autumn Rapidplay tournament. Each player will have three games during the evening, and will have 15 minutes to make all their moves per game, plus an extra 10 seconds for each move they make. You can register for this by turning up between 7 and […]

Thursday 21 September: Adult Beginners’ Night

Galway Chess club’s season continues with an evening particularly for adult beginners on Thursday 21 September. If you think of yourself as a beginner at chess, and would like to meet other beginners and receive some instruction from our more experienced members, then do come along to the club in Galway Bridge Centre (upstairs) any […]