October 1 day event :

Congratulations to the winners of our monthly competition , they were .. in the Advanced Section:

  1.  - Denis & Markian  (Galway Jnrs).
  2. -  Andrejs & Jose  (Galway Jnrs).
  3. -  Kieran & Thomas  (Claregalway).

And the winners of the improvers section were:

  1. Bryna & Aisling  (ClairnBridge).
  2. Harry & Peter  (Knocknacarra).
  3. Owen & Andrew  (Claregalway).

The next one day junior competition will be on the 2nd w/e of November.  This will be an individual event.

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Winter Rapid league :

The next round of the Adults v’s Kids League at the senior chess club will be on .. Thurs. the 6th of November.  Here’s the first league table : 

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One – day competition – Saturday 4th October :

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Winter “Rapid-play” League

A new competition is starting on Thursday 2nd October in the Galway Senior chess club, from 8pm to 9pm.  Our more advanced juniors and secondary school students are invited to play in this event.  Competition details are posted at this link. ConnCup.. if you wish to play please email  brendan@chessossity.com

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Junior Chess Club – Salthill :

The Junior chess club returned on Wednesday evening, 17th September.  (Venue Galway Tennis club in Salthill).
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  • 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.  - Beginners & Improvers.
  • 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.  -  Advanced players.
  • Fee for 10 week term is € 60.00

 ..  great to see some familiar & new faces again this year.

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2014 – community games finals :

Well done to this group of  players .. and thanks to parent Mr. Ronan McDonogh for this video ..  and we’ve some of Ronan’s fun fare pic’s  here.

At u-12 the all-girls team from Roscommon won too in their 1st community games.   Two winners from Connaught  .. nice !

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August 2014 – chess camp cancelled ..

Unfortunately we won’t be able to go ahead with our planned chess camp on August 11th ..

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Connaught Community Games 2014

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The U-12′s ,.. Knocknacarra  lost out on the tiebreak rule.   And the all-girls team from Roscommon are Connaught u-12 champions.  They were thrilled to win.

The Galway U-16′s team edged out an excellent Sligo team in the semi-finals and had  another very tough match against Castlebar in the finals .. but Claregalway-Lackagh had an edge on the day and won their 1st U-16 Connaught title.

For photos click here.

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2014 chessZ – Primary School finals :

We travelled to Limerick last week for the national schools All Ireland finals .. there was some good news for Galway schools .. oisin .. with a score of 6 / 6,  the individual champion is Oisin Noone, of Claregalway N.S. bp .. and the Galway Champions (Bushy Park) improved on their 6th place last year to take 3rd this year.

In the girls section Briarhill N.S. took 1st place individually (won by the aptly named .. Sinead King) and their team are also Irish girls champions of 2014.

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Galway champions – Community Games ..

Galway finals 2014 …  new winners Knocknacarra and Claregalway.1384330688

u-12 won by Knocknacarra , 2nd Castlegar &  3rd Athenry.

u-16 won by Claregalway , 2nd Ballinasloe &  3rd Castlegar.

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