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 […]

Blitz Tournament: Thursday 14 September

Galway Chess Club’s 2023-4 season will open with a blitz tournament in our usual venue of upstairs in the Galway Bridge Centre , St Mary’s Road. Entry is from 7.00 p.m. to 7.20, with play starting at 7.30 prompt. (Please note that this is thirty minutes earlier than in recent years. If you can’t make […]

Galway Rapidplay 2023

The 2023 Galway Rapidplay was held on Saturday 17 June. There was an unprecedented interest in playing in this tournament, and we had to close entries four weeks before the tournament took place, by which time we had already reached the venue’s capacity. Joint winners, on 6 points, were Lukian Hushpit and Pratik Mulay. There […]

Galway Rapidplay: Saturday 17 June

The annual Galway Rapidplay will be held this year on Saturday 17 June in the Galway Bridge Centre.  You will need to enter in advance; you can do that from the “Galway Rapidplay 2023” tab above, which also contains further information about the tournament.  Numbers will be limited to 80; we had more entries than […]