More than 20 young players spent their mid-term break developing their first chess openings and begun working on techniques for improving chess thinking skills … 7 more sessions remain between now and May 2019. Thanks to ICU Junior officer, Desmond Beatty for expanding this training program to Galway.
Congrats to all the participants at this years first kids chess event in Galway .. we had some good games of chess with the overall winner .. Shane Loughlin (well done) , and 2nd was Szymon Werzygn, 3rd Alekxander McAleer.
In the challengers section 1st was Sam Hickson , 2nd Macdara Mannion, and 3rd Daniel Action. Well done all the winners and participants.
Below is a flier for this years event. Hope to see many familiar faces and some new teams in Galway this March.
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.