Upcoming Chess Tournaments Sligo 3-5th Feb, Ennis 24th-26th Feb, Galway 10th-12th March

If you’d like to get some practice in before our Congress on the 10th-12th March in the Menlo Park Hotel (details here, https://galwaychess.ie/galway-chess-congress-2023/) please see below Sligo Spring Tournament 3-5th Feb at the Diamond Coast Hotel, Enniscrone. More details here https://www.icu.ie/events/1591 Ennis Congress 24th-26th Feb at the West County Hotel, Ennis. More details here https://www.icu.ie/events/1635

Limerick Chess

The Limerick Open 2022 is being held Nov 4th-6th in the West County Hotel, Ennis. Further details on the Limerick Website http://www.limerickchessclub.net/tournaments/limopen2022.htm

Galway Chess Club Has Re-opened!

We have now reopened after our long pandemic-induced closure, and are meeting regularly again on Thursday evenings at the Bridge Centre, St Mary’s Road. Look here for our events, or drop us an email (galwaychess[at]gmail[dot]com) to be put on our mailing list. At present, the Bridge Centre expects visitors to wear masks when entering and […]

Munster League rounds 7&8

Due to Storm Dennis, Tralee were unable to travel and our games for round 5&6 were postponed. These games will be replayed at a later date in Limerick. This Sunday we had 2 tough games against Ennis B and Cork B. Players were David Andreu, Diego Rodriguez, Andrew Finnerty, James Blackwell and Zoran Dragic We […]

Munster League Rounds 3 & 4

Rounds 3 & 4 of the Munster League were on Sunday in Charleville, players were Diego Rodriguez, David Andreu, James Blackwell, Zoran Dragic and Scott Reilly. We ended up winning both games against strong competition! We finished with a score of 3 – 2 against Cork B, with some hard fought wins. Our second game […]

Munster League Rounds 1 & 2

Over the weekend the Galway team played in the first 2 rounds of the Munster League, players were Diego Rodriguez, Jason Rawlinson, Andrew Finnerty, James Blackwell and Zoran Dragic. Ian Finnerty could not be convinced to play and instead helped as team cheerleader. Each round consisted of 75 min + 15 sec games, first against […]

Limerick Open

The beautiful bank holiday weather did not manage to deter some Galway players taking part in the Limerick Open. In the open section Denis Ruchko took home 4/6 points finishing 5th overall including a draw against FM Henry Li. Andrejs Kozlovs finished with 3/6 points and Andrew Finnerty finished with 2.5/6 points performing above his […]

Dates for September Blitz and AGM

Hi all Just wanted to give you an update, there will be a blitz next Thursday the 19th 7.45pm in the Bridge Club. The AGM will then take place on the 26th at 7.45pm. A detailed agenda has been sent out, if you didn’t receive an email please let me know. The two main points […]

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