FIDE-rated Galway Blitz Championship 2023

Live stream of top board:
Zoom meeting for viewing and discussion:

ICU website entry link:
In-person entry on the day, before 10:30am, in the highly unlikely event places are still available, will be 25e.

Prize fund to be determined by entries.

Players to be seated by 10:40am for announcements. First round starts 11am sharp.

There will be a lunch break after the 9th round – approximately 13:30-14:30.

Prize-giving will be held after the final round.

Chief Organiser – Brian Gallagher. Co-organiser – Ross Du Berry. Arbiter – James Forde.

If you do not have an existing FIDE ID, that is fine; the tournament organisers will register you under the Irish federation.
If you do have an existing FIDE ID, please advise the tournament organisers thereof via email in advance.

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