Feb. – Junior event .. the results !

Congrats to all participants inour February event. With a special mention for the winners .. 1st Odhran, 2nd Christopher, 3rd Luke, 4th Leon. In the girls section the winners were .. 1st Robyn, 2nd Siofra & 3rd Eabha. Best new-comer was Tom Casey .. but there were plenty more great performances !
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London Chess Conference

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Chess Event – Sunday 2nd Feb.

Chess Tournament :

Sunday  –  2nd February  ..   2 pm  –  5 pm.

At the Bridge club,  on St. Mary’s Road, Galway.

Entry fee  –  € 10.

Every player gets 6 games with prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd.

Parents can stay to watch or return later for the prize

giving.   Kids should bring a light lunch and a drink.

Register on the day.

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Schools Chess Finals 2020

Three regional finals happening in Galway during March 2020:

  1. Girls Finals, in the Bridge club on Monday 9th March. Teams of 4 players, entry fee per team is €20.
  2. Galway N.S. Finals, in the Ardilaun Hotel, on Tuesday 10th of March. Teams of 8 players, entry fee per team is €40.
  3. Connaught Cup , for second level schools, in the Ardilaun Hotel, on Wednesday 11th of March 2020. Teams of 6 players, entry fee per team is €30

To register your school team please email .. brendan@chessossity.com .. please clearly specify which event you are entering.

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Connaught Champions 2020

U-15 David Cunningham, U-13 Oscar Roe, U-11 Ciaran O’Driscoll, Grirls Anna Carroll & Rapid Eoghan Walsh.

The Connaught Championship will be continued in Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim. On Sat 11th Jan, from 1pm to 5pm. Entry fee is €8. Titles up for grabs are u-10 , u-12 , u-14 & u-16. To enter email Colm at .. irulats@eircom.net

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Connaughts 2020

Note: Start time on Saturday for rated events is changed to 11.00am & for Girls and Rapid events it’s 1.30pm. Here are the lists of players & league tables for the 2020 Connaught Junior championships:

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Connaught Junior Championships

Held on: Friday 3rd  &  Saturday 4th Jan. 2020.

Venue : The Bridge Club, St. Mary’s Road, Galway

Prizes: There are trophies for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in the following age groups.  Any player can win these pirzes. Sections: U-11, U-13, U-15. Plus titles of “Connaught Champion” for boys and girls in each section.

Note : Saturday one day events. (1) Girls only competition & (2) RapidPlay competition .. both on the 4th of Jan, starting at 13.30 pm.

All the event details .. here .

To enter email .. brendan@chessossity.com

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One day competition – 10th Nov.

Chess Tournament :

Congrats to all the players who took part in the Novenber competition .. we needed a number of blitz play-off games to decidet the winners of each section.

Advanced Section – 1st Eoghan Collins, 2nd Luke Scarry, 3rd Szymon Wegzyrn. Play-off 4th were Jack O’Connell, Ciaran & Odhran O’Driscoll.
Improvers section – 1st Conor Keane , 2nd Conor Francis keane, 3rd Oscar Wychall and 4th Cathal McGinley.
Best Girl player – Eabha Collins.


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ICU Junior Program for Galway 2019-20

Selected players must become ICU members (www.icu.ie) and enter at least one ICU rated competition during the program.
 
Dates :

Block 1  – Oct. 29th to 1st Nov.  (Tuesday – Friday)      
Block 2  – Nov. 16th & 17th  (Saturday & Sunday)      
Block 3  – Dec. 7th & 8th  (Saturday & Sunday)      
Block 4  – Jan. 25 & 26th  (Saturday & Sunday)      

11am  to  5pm  daily with an hour for lunch.
 
  ICU rated events:

(1) Munster Juniors.  Ennis, 30th Nov. – 1st Dec.
   
(2) Connaught Juniors.  Galway, u15, u13, u11, u9       
3rd – 4th Jan 2020.    

(3) Leitrim Juniors.  Manorhamilton, u16, u14, u12, u10.      
10th – 12th Jan 2020.
 
    Book:  “Winning Chess exercises for Kids”  by Jeff Coakley.
Chess DB / Stockfish engine.
Chess Players ICU Workbook.
 
Cost:       €160.00 for paid up ICU members.
  Venue:      The Bridge Club, St. Mary’s Road, Galway.
Organiser:    Brendan Buckley.
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Galway Chess event – October

Congrats to everyone who played in the October one day junior chess event .. overall winner was Oscar Roe, 2nd Szymon Wegryzn & 3rd Noah Kirby.

The winner of best girl prize went to Robyn Hamrock. The winners in the beginners section were : 1st Kieran Mino , 2nd Samuel Dwyer , 3rd Tony Browne.

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