Happy new Year!!

Galway Chess Club would like to wish all its members and friends a happy new year! But don’t get too excited yet about your new years resolution to play more (or better) chess – the club night is currently on a Winter break and will not be re-starting until Thursday, 17th January. This will be […]

October Blitz results

There was a three-way tie for first place, between Dara Murphy (returning to the club after a gap of several years), Jason Rawlinson (who is new to club nights, although he has played with success in the Congress several times), and regular attender Pete Morriss.  Incidentally, none of these three was top seed.  The grading […]

Winter League Registration and October Blitz

In a radical change of plan, we’ve decided to hold our October blitz in October 😉 It will therefore take place this Thursday: Thursday 25 October, at the Bridge Centre, St Mary’s Road. 7.45 p.m. start. As usual, late-comers can take half-point byes for rounds they miss (up to two). For those who haven’t been […]

Galway Congress: Lopez wins the Masters!

The Galway Chess Congress was held over the weekend Oct 12-14. Another great event this year (a big thanks to the dedicate team of organisers). The Masters was won IM Alex Lopez. Read the report here More pictures and games to follow in the next few days.

5 days to go to the Galway Chess Congress!

Its getting close! Get your entries in before Friday. As a refesher here is some basic info. The web page for the Congress has all the information:  Galway Chess Congress 2012 To avail of reduced rates (see Congress main page for rates) fill out an entry form and send it to us along with the entry fee. […]

Simul by Yuri Rochev this Thursday

  By popular request, our very own Yury Rochev will be playing all-comers simultaneously on Thursday 4 October in the Bridge Centre.  7.45 start. Please try to arrive on time (or earlier) so that we can start promptly. For those of you who might not know Yury, he is easily the strongest player in Galway Club, has been […]

The Galway Congress is only 2 weeks away!

Our big weekend for 2012 is nearly upon us (Oct 12-14) so its time to get your entries into us. Some notable entries received so far include: Denis Rombaldini IM (ITA) Alex Baburin GM Alex Lopez IM John Donaldson IM (US) David Fitzsimons Valentine Kalinins Charles McAleenan (SCO) Sabrina Reginato (ITA)   The web page […]

The New Season Begins!

Galway Chess Club will be relocating from the Cottage Bar to its winter home of the Bridge Centre on Thursday 27 September, 2012. As has become traditional, we will start, on Thursday 27 September, with a blitz tournament.  This will start at 7.45 (note earlier time); entries will be taken from 7.30.  Our standard time […]

Olympiad Update

  Rounds 10 and 11: Alex’s GM bid had petered out by this stage as the team didn’t face opposition of high enough rating. The reason for the teams decline in form seems to be food poisoning so there isn’t much point commenting on these rounds. Round 9: Ireland 0.5 – 3.5 Turkmenistan: http://www.chessolympiadistanbul.com/livegames/games.php?section=0&round=9&match=36 Round […]

Dun Laoghaire Rapid

In one of his unfortunately rare forays into competitive chess, Galway’s Brendan Buckley came fourth in the strong Dun Laoghaire Rapid last weekend, including a win against top seed (and eventual winner) Karl McPhillips.  Full results and cross-table, and a brief report, are available on the ICU web-site, at http://www.icu.ie/articles/display.php?id=354.  An excellent result by Brendan.