An enjoyable day of chess 4 all .. We’d 3 sections with prizes of 1-2-3 for Advanced , Intermediates and Beginner groups, with prizes presented by Mr. Michael Crowe.
The Advanced section was won by recent winner of the Adult competition in Kilkenny, Zalan Nemeth on a score of 6/6 points, next was Kynesha Ryder and in 3rd place was Christopher Burke.
The Intermediate section was won by Ruadhan O’Dwyer, 2nd – Oisin Mahon and 3rd – Andrew Finnerty (via a blitz play off against Shane Loughlin).
In the Beginners section – 1st place was Ellen Kelly , 2nd James Morhan and 3rd – Duirmaid Connolly.
From 2.00 pm to 5.30 pm in the Bridge Club on St. Mary’s Rd., Galway.
It’s free to enter with 6 games for each player .. and lots of prizes. Kids should bring a light lunch and a drink, parents can stay to watch or return later for the prize giving.
Chess for All – 2017
Junior Chess competition on this coming Sunday 20th November in Shearwater Hotel. Start time 12.00 Noon. All Under 18’s welcome.
Beginners especially welcome. For more info call John on 087- 2544733
Galway rated players .. the WoI league will rate more players and put them in with a shot of playing for Ireland (as Denis has done) …. the WoI League will get Galway players rated with the Irish Chess Union ..
Parents can register online … (1) go to www.icu.ie (2) click on .. “shop” then choose .. “2016-17 new u-18” (3) Provide .. name , email, dob , and choose club .. “Galway Juniors”. (4) Pay €10
You’ll then get a membership number, email me that number and we’ll get a rating for all our players !
See you all at the Oranmore Lodge hotel at 10.30am .. Reminder .. please sign up with the www.icu.ie so that we can get a chess rating for every player :o)
Rounds 3 & 4 will be held in the Oranmore Lodge Hotel , Galway , on Sunday 13th Nov. Teams should arrive at 10.30am for 11.00am start to round 3 and round 4 should be finished at 4pm.
In action above are brothers Lorcan and Dara Small in the last round of the competition,.. Dara won this game and got into a play off for 3rd place against Markian Yerma and Eoin Creavin. Eoin won the blitz play-off but our overall winner was the impressive Dylan Murphy (from Ennis) on a perfect score of 6/6 points. In 2nd place overall was Sean Hehir who won all his games except for his the clash with Dylan.
The winners of our best beginners prizes were Eillie Seoige and Sean Cribbin, well done to all the players.
We’ll have the next one day competition on Saturday 5th Nov. .. meanwhile it’s the start of the West of Ireland League next Sunday (12th Oct.) in The west county hotel in Ennis !