The junior chess club resumes for a second term mid-January and runs until April, just before the Easter holidays. Same venue (galway lawn tennis club) and same times .. from 7pm to 8pm.
New players always welcome and I hope to see all our current members again soon !
Good quality chess on show this November .. players taking their time to find the best moves, well done to everyone who took part:
Congratulations to all the players who took part in the last day of the West of Ireland leagues .. full table below, special congratulations to Ennis who retained their title once again this year (and did so in style), second place went to Longford just ahead of Ballinasloe in 3rd place.
The final 4 games of the West of Irl. junior league is on this Sunday Nov. 18th, arrive at Creagh N.S. in Ballinasloe for 10.30am & the days chess finishes at 4pm with prizegiving. Map an full address for venue .. here.
This November 2018 is the start of National Chess Month in Ireland. The aim is to encourage and support chess in schools. See Moves For Life for more ..
In Galway schools are invited to participate in a local chess Jamboree .. there will also be a training day for teachers interested in trying chess in school on November 29th in the Galway Education Centre !
For anyone interested in participating locally kindly email firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
Well done to all the players … Overall winner was Oisin Mahon , 2nd on blitz playoff was Stephen Ryan & 3rd Mumtahain Fatima.
In the beginners section the prize winners were Leon Dernham, Lillian Murray & Daniel Action.
For young players interested in playing in this years west of IRL. chess league there’ll be a free training day for Galway teams this Saturday. If interested and ye can’t make Sat. please email me and I’ll try to get a team for everyone.
Galway Junior chess club returns on Wednesday 19th of September at the Galway tennis club in salthill .. gltc.ie (See calendar for a list of dates). The fee for the term is €70. The start time is 7.00pm and we finish at 8.00pm.
Andrew Finnerty is representing Ireland at the u-12 championships in Mureck Austria .. his games can be seen live from 2pm Irish time here
Good luck kid !!