WoI league – 2nd leg

The final 4 games of the West of Irl. junior league is on this Sunday Nov. 18th, arrive at Creagh N.S. in Ballinasloe for 10.30am & the days chess finishes at 4pm with prizegiving.  Map an full address for venue  .. here.

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November .. National Chess Month 2018 :

This November 2018 is the start of National Chess Month in Ireland.  The aim is to encourage and support chess in schools.   See Moves For Life for more ..

In Galway schools are invited to participate in a local chess Jamboree .. there will also be a training day for teachers interested in trying chess in school on November 29th in the Galway Education Centre !

For anyone interested in participating locally kindly email brendan@chessossity.com to make arrangements.

Well done to all the players …  Overall winner was Oisin Mahon , 2nd on blitz playoff was Stephen Ryan & 3rd  Mumtahain Fatima.

In the beginners section the prize winners were Leon Dernham, Lillian Murray & Daniel Action.

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West of Irl. league started ..







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Sat 6th Oct. – junior chess day ..

For young players interested in playing in this years west of IRL. chess league there’ll be a free training day for Galway teams this Saturday.  If interested and ye can’t make Sat. please email me and I’ll try to get a team for everyone. 

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Entries open for WOI league 2018 ..

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Junior Club returns 19th Sept.

Galway Junior chess club returns on Wednesday 19th of September at the Galway tennis club in salthill  .. gltc.ie   (See calendar for a list of dates).  The fee for the term is €70.  The start time is 7.00pm and we finish at 8.00pm.

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European Juniors 2018 live

Andrew Finnerty is representing Ireland at the u-12 championships in Mureck Austria .. his games can be seen live from 2pm Irish time  here

Good luck kid !!

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All-Ireland N.S. Champions 2018

Eight qualifiers competed for the All Iraland title of schools champions .. the winners for a 2nd year in a row are St. Mary’s, haddington Rd. in Dublin ..

This was the first year that there was a Girls only section .. the Winners were Galway champions Craughwell N.S. , with hosts St. Catherine’s in 2nd place and Clairnbridge N.S. in 3rd place. 

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swap – chess results:

we’d 2 events Sat. 28th April .. with 7 games in each competition, total of 14 games in one day (that’s a record for our Saturday competitions).

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Swap-Chess .. Sat. 28th April

From 2.00pm to 6.00pm  ..   there will be lots of fast games , players will get 5 mins each on their timers.

The entry fee is €10 per player.  For Swap-chess players can choose their partner before the event or just come along and get matched up with a playing partner on the day.

As always, players should bring a light lunch and drink.

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