Chess 2015

Breaking News ..  in 2015megamind-tt

  1. 8th Jan - winter rapid  .. see Senior club page.
  2. Kings of Connaught cup –  taking entries Now –>  Jan 21st.
  3. Chess mega-mind event is open Now –>  7th March.

4.  Chess club and schools start back from the 12th Jan.  ..dinnyIn the  Leinster Junior championships  .. click here .. for a Galway winner in the U-12 section.

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Results – December Tournament .. Swap Chess

thSaturday 6th Dec.  2014 ..  “Swap” Chess Results:

Overall 1st (on 6 out of 6 points were)  Jose Sanchez  &  Conor Coogan  (Jnr. chess club).. and 2nd (on 5/6pts.) were Oliver Kelly  &  Eamon Al Hadi  (Bushy Pk. sch.).

All the following places were decided by play-offs :   in 3rd place .. Iannis Praxmerer  &  Tom Kelly  (Bushy Pk. sch.), in 4th place were ..  Bryna Milton  &  Aisling Murphy  (Clairnbridge n.s),.. and 5th went to Rauiri Blanchard  &  Sean O’Lee (Knocknacarra gael scoil) just ahead of brothers Oisin and Colm Noone (Claregalway).

IMG_0490Wishing everyone a good Christmas.

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November Junior Chess Tournament ..

IMG_0486 This months winners in the Advanced Section were ..  The winner was Denis Ruchko, and never far from the top in 2nd it’s Andrejs Koslovs , in 3rd place was Lauren McMahon from the famous Briarhill chess team.

And Successful in the Improvers Section were .. In 1st place  Amy McMahon shows that the junior twins are just as talented as their older sisters, 2nd was Stephen Ryan (one of the top performers on Chessossity) and in 3rd was young Owen Silke from Claregalway.

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Junior chess event – Sat. 8th Nov.

Our series of 1 day competitions for juniors continues at the Bridge club on St. Mary’s rd.  .. we’ll be in action from 1pm to 5pm.

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We’re looking for the 1st Mega-Mind of Chess ..

This year Students can  become a Chess Mega-Mind.   Here’s how   ..

Go to www. ChessOssity . com .  The players with the best “high scores” will qualify for this years All-Ireland finals at the Galway Education Center in March 2015.

Good luck !!

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October fun day event :

Congratulations to our winners in the Advanced Section:

This section was full of proven winners .. Denis & Markian  (Galway Jnrs) were the perfect team and pushed Andrejs & Jose (Galway Jnrs) into 2nd place , Kieran & Thomas (Claregalway) had a scrappy day but they fought back for 3rd place.

In the improvers section Bryna & Aisling (ClairnBridge) showed a lot of tactical skill to be a solid 1st place ahead of Harry & Peter (Knocknacarra) who went on a late charge to snatch 2nd from Owen (Claregalway) & Andrew (knocknacarra).

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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

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Junior Chess Club – Salthill :

The Junior chess club returned on Wednesday evening, 17th September.  (Venue Galway Tennis club in Salthill).

  • 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.  – Beginners & Improvers.
  • 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.  –  Advanced players.

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

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