WoI League .. Sun 13th Nov.

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.

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WoI League 2016-17 .. Ennis leg:


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Results of our Saturday competition:

brosIn 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 !

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1st Saturday competition of the new season ..


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West of Ireland League


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Munster Juniors 2016

Was held in Ennis this weekend .. the three Galway players enjoyed this event very much,  and they also played very ..img_0763Andrew Finnerty won the u-10 section on 6 out of 6.img_0765And Denis also won his section ( the U-14 ) with a perfect score of 5 out of 5,  Kynesha played very well to finish 3rd in the U-16 section.  Great venue and a very social event.

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Start of a new Chess Season..

The Junior Chess club returns to the Galway tennis club in Salthill again this year (see  www.gltc.ie  for map etc.).  We start back on Wednesday 14th September with 2 groups,  first group from 7pm to 8pm and the older players start at 8pm until 9pm.

The fee for the first term is €70.00 , that will take us up to Wednesday 30th Nov .. more detail in “Club Calendar” above.  Look forward to seeing ye all again soon.

Also, the Munster Junior chess championships are being held in Ennis on w/e of 18th & 19th Sept., the full details are on ..  icu.ie

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Glorney Cup 2016

IMG_0747Exceptional Irish juniors retain the Glorney Cup in 2016 .. Galway boy Denis Ruchko (pictured with his team and friends) won the decisive match for Ireland to retain the Robinson Cup (u-14’s) which Ireland won for the first time last year!   Thanks to host nation, England for putting on a great event. England did retain the Gilbert cup (Girls u-18’s)  we were 2nd and France were winners in the u-12’s event (Stokes Cup)  we were 3rd.IMG_0760Proud Parents ..  every player put everything into their last round games, if they couldn’t win their division then they’d finish as close to first as possible in preparation for next time , .. Cardiff 2017.

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The Results of our one day Competition :

IMG_0726The winners of the May 1 day event were , in the Advance section .. 1st – Callum Browne,  2nd – Kynesha Ryder  &  3rd – Christopher Burke.  And in the improvers section our winners were  ..  1st Gary Hickey ,  2nd – Sean O’laoi  &  3rd – Lorcan Small.

Thanks to everyone who took part and made it a good day’s chess .. and good luck to all those playing in Community Games tomorrow in Ballinasloe.

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Last Chess tournament of the season ..

Saturday   –   May 21st   2016 ,   2pm – 5pm.

At the Bridge club, on St. Mary’s Road, Galway. Entry fee  € 10.   Prizes for Improvers & Advanced players.

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.. email .. brendan @ chessOssity . com


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