4 teames qualified to play at the chessZ All-Ireland finals from Galway today ..
Briarhill N.S. are the new Galway girl champions after winning against Craughwell N.S. on a count-back. Both teams got through to the final after tough opposition from Claregalway, Scoil Ide and Clairnbridge girls teams.
In the boys division Claregalway N.S. won another very close final against Bushy Park N.S. to claim the title of Galway Schools champions , both teams make it to the All-Irelands in Limerick on May 10th. Geal Scoil Knocknacarra , Clairnbridge , Briarhill and Craughwell made the qualifiers really competitive and on another day we could have had another 2 equally good finalists.
.. for those going to Limerick for All-Irelands .. Good luck !
July ,.. Monday 15th to Friday 19th.
At St. Mary’s College , St. Mary’s Road , Galway
10am – friendly games .. 10.30am – chess coaching .. 12.30 – Lunch .. 1.00pm - supervised sports .. 1.45pm – chess (mini-leagues) … 3.30pm – finish
Fee is €80 for the week, the daily rate is €20. For brothers or sisters the reduced rate is €60. All Players are welcome , with separate classes for advanced players and others suitable for complete beginners.
To register for this camp please send an email to Brendan@chessossity.com or text to 086-0647816.
Saturday Competition: We had 2 sections .. Experts won by Thomas McStay, 2nd John Fearnhead and 3rd Aaron Brennan.
Winners from both sections in the above picture .. In the Improvers we had another 3 way tie .. Winner was Stephan Baioi , 2nd Denis Rusko and 3rd Tom Kelly.
Community Games 2013 – Galway finals :
Last year Moycullen made a quick exit in their 1st Galway finals .. but this year they returned to win a very competitive U-12′s competition. Athenry returned with their coach Christy Archer to claim 2nd pace in their first outing .. picture below ..
No change in the U-16′s event with Ballinasloe retaining their title again and the team is trying for an amazing 8 All-Ireland wins. All Galway wishes ye success lads ! Billy McKenna accepts the U-16 title once again .. congratulations on such fantastic consistency from players and coaches from B’sloe !
Against such a strong U-16 team , newer teams like Claregalway (above) Craughwell and Knocknacarra have a chance to learn from the best.
Congratuations to organisers and parents alike .. for making this an enjoyable day for all the young aspiring players.
Watch the 1st day of this years senior chess world championship , .. top 8 players are competing for the right to play for the world title against champion Vishy Anand ..
Learn more chess ideas from this event at “ livestream.com ”
Junior Chess Tournaments
Saturday, 16th March 2013
Galway community games Chess - Monday 18th, 2013.
Good luck everyone !!
The Irish Chess Union (www.icu.ie) is holding the 2013 Irish Junior championships in Shannon Co. Clare, over the Easter holidays. By playing in this event players can ..
- Qualify for the Junior world chess championships.
- Get their first ICU chess rating.
- Meet and play the top juniors in Ireland.
- Qualify for the Connaught junior teams.
For us .. the good news is that the event is quite close .. but for more details go to www.icu.ie
This is Daniel’s doodle for google .. http://www.google.com/intl/ALL_ie/doodle4google/vote.html#d=d2-4 .. just click on the link and vote for the best one !! (above)