WOI rounds 3 & 4

In round 3 Ballinasloe & Ennis played out a 2-2 draw and were joint leaders with 9.5 games points each.  And after round 4 ..  B’sloe Rooks have moved into a 1 point lead, full table below ..  The last leg of the event is in Ballinasloe .. details of hotel and draw to follow as soon as we have them.  

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WoI league .. next round

We’ll be in the Oranmore Lodge Hotel once again this year  .. starting at 10.30am.  And ..

Congratulations to NUI Galway student Andrejis Koslovs who won his section in the Limerick chess congress .. full results here .. https://www.icu.ie/sm/limerick_u1400/

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Saturday event – 21st Oct.

Congrats to the winners of today’s chess event in Galway ,that’s David in first place with a perfect 14pts, Tadhg in 2nd and Oisin in 3rd place .. every ones scores are below on the tournament table.



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WoI League – Standings after 2 rounds ..

New  ..   for players scores in round 2 & next round draw click here

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Chess Club returns .. 2017-18

We’re back in the www.gltc.ie on Wednesday evenings (group 1 – from 7 pm to 8 pm  &  group 2  – from 8 pm to 9 pm).  We start on Wed’s 20th Sept.   ..  up to Dec. 6th .  Fee for term 1 is €70.

Just click on calendar above for dates and events  ..  If you want or need any more info email  ..  brendan@chessossity.com

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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 , 5 Draws & 1 loss to her younger brother Mark. Congrats Diana and good luck at the world championship in September. (We’ll be watching out for your results).

Other Galway juniors in shot are  .. Elgan , Shane , Aoibheann. Dunmore players .. Peter and Marty.  And the adults are Santiago & Alan.    Minds focused  !!

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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 some new chess software (free) .. Not totally unrelated .. Irish u-14’s team are the 5 nations champions once again this year.    :o)

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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 to John Cassidy (phone –  087.2495913).

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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 & Adam 1st, Ely & Jools 2nd, and Eithne & Oisin in 3rd place.The competition was held in the Menlo Park Hotel, Galway. Special thanks to April Cronin & Ian Finnerty who helped with the running of the days activities !

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