We’re moving online for this year’s Galway Winter League. All details are here: https://galwaychess.ie/galway-online-winter-league/ Get your entries in as soon as possible! Zero entry fees! Zero prizes! Four fun!
The Galway Winter League (our club championship), is an ICU-rated competition which runs from October through April, and the first round kicks off next week (Thursday, October 24th). Competitors will play one classical game per month, scoring 1 point for a win and a 1/2 point for a draw, and in the usual fashion, players […]
After the summer’s abeyance, the club shall re-open on October 10th with a Blitz competition. Registration is at 7:45pm, with kick-off at 8pm (upstairs in the Bridge Club on St. Mary’s Road). Entrants will play 7 games, with a total of 5 minutes per game plus 5 seconds extra per move. If you run out […]
There were 12 attendees at our April/End of Season blitz. This made an all-play-all rather tricky, but by taking 30seconds off the clock after each round, we managed to squeeze all the games in. The beautiful crosstable is below, whence you can see that in first place was Zalan with 10.5/11, having conceded a draw […]
Apologies for the delay in making the announcement – the Galway Chess Congress will not be running this year. We will hope to see you all in 2019!
With the summer now definitely over, it is time to return to the chess club. Our first event of the season will be our September blitz competition, with registration at 7:45pm. Bring your friends and chess-playing acquaintances!
On October 27th, the Galway Chess Club will host a simultaneous exhibition with chess master Yury Rochev, who will take on a number of challengers at once. Places are limited, so if you are interested, please email galwaychess[at]gmail[dot] com to register as soon as possible. Participation in the event will be free for paid-up […]
The Galway Congress took place on the weekend of 8th to 10th April, in the Menlo Park Hotel, Galway. Slightly over 100 players took part, and the congress was notable for its usual friendly atmosphere and the good spirit in which the games were played. In the Masters section, Grand Master Alex Baburin was a […]
For those participants who wish to cram in some last-minute preparation for their opponents, for those who wish to follow the tournament from afar, and for posterity, we shall post the various pairings, results, crosstables, etc. here. We will try to keep the page up-to-date over the weekend, but we are only human. For those […]