Next Blitz tournament: Thursday 12 January

The January blitz tournament will take place on Thursday 12 January, in the Galway Bridge Centre, St Mary’s Road. (We meet upstairs.) Registration will be from 7.30 p.m. to 7.45 p.m. – there is no need to enter in advance. There will be seven rounds, with each player having 5 minutes to make their moves per game, plus an increment of 5 seconds per move. We expect the tournament to finish about 10.30.

The December blitz saw a good turnout, considering the awful weather, including several people we haven’t seen for several years, and were (as always) happy to welcome back. The winner was one such returnee, Oissine Murphy, who showed he hasn’t lost his skill by scoring 6 points out of 7. Second was Pete Morriss on 5½. The rating prize went to Scott Reilly, with 3 points. And the award for the most appropriately seasonally-attired player was won by Shawna Scott.


  1. Kathleen Burke says:

    Hi, I am trying to contact someone in the Chess Club.
    Is there a contact – telephone or email?
    Many thanks,

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