Author Archives: Brendan

Diana Mirza – Galway Simul display

Class display by Diana Mirza at the home of Galway chess club .. thanks to all the members of Galway chess scene who took the time out to support Diana today. I think she scored something like 14 Wins , … Continue reading

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Chess camp, computers & ping-pong ..

This years chess camp ..  a fun new chess game called ” Beat a Grand Master “, using new software we attempt to find better moves than GM’s .. After morning chess session it’s .. PingPong.  .. Kids will get … Continue reading

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ICU rated players in Galway ..

Here’s a screen print of our players currently rated with the Irish Chess Union ..

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Jim Hussey Memorial Tournament 2017

Rapid play event (20 min’s on the clock for each player).  On  Saturday the 1st of July, 2017. Fee is €10 and the venue is the West County Hotel , Ennis, Co. Clare.  (1.00 pm to 7.30 pm)  with entries … Continue reading

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ChessOssity Finals 2017

ChessOssity puzzle champion for 2017 is Andrew Finnerty of St. Patricks N.S. Galway .. 2nd was Jools Doherty , 3rd was James Cox both of St. Catherines N.S. Dublin.The Swap-chess competition was dominated by the St. Catherine students .. Max … Continue reading

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Next events ..

on Tuesday 16th of may .. The ChessOssity finals is on  in the Menlo Park Hotel .. we’ll have a max of 80 players in this event..

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School Teams – Finals day 2017

Played on Saturday 22nd April, in Gonzaga College (Dublin).  There were two events running side by side .. (i) Primary school finals: Representing Connaught were Ballinlass N.S. and Craughwell N.S. .. they finished just outside the prizes in 4th and … Continue reading

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SawpChess in Calasanctius College:

Twenty secondary school teams competed for no prizes on Thursday 6th April .. a just for fun event.  However, at the last minute 2 massive easter eggs appeared as prizes and were taken home by .. the 2 boys with … Continue reading

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Irish Individual junior Championships 2017

Being held this year in Sligo .. full details on www.icu.ie  .. in addition to the ‘serious‘ finals there is a fun day of chess planed for  …

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Galway N.S. Champions 2017

The overall champions are Ballinlas , 2nd were Craughwell and in 3 place were Claregalway .. below are all team scores and placings.  Both Craughwell & Ballinlass qualify to represent Connaught at the All-Ireland team finals in Gonzaga college on … Continue reading

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