Galway Junior Chess .. Term 2

The junior chess club returns in the GLTC on Wednesday 10th of January.  We will have one group only this term .. from 7.00pm to 8.00pm ..  for full set of dates and other chess events click on Calendar (above).

The fee for the second term is €70.

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Very Happy Christmas

..  and wishing all our chess friends a lovely new year .

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WOI league Champions 2017

Congratulations to Ennis (& Limerick players) who are WOI Champions once again this year.   They were among 7 teams to brave the snowy conditions in Balinasloe .. unfortunately 2 teams couldn’t make it due to the weather. Our view from the hotel, there were a few snowballs whizzing about after the chess was finished.  And below are the team standings, the best individual score was 5pts by Cian Pyne.  Another notable performance was by Aoife Castle won all 4 games on board one but had to miss the last round.This event is rated by the ICU and we expect the players new rating up soon .. for any players not already registered go to and become a member.

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Results – Nov. one day event 2017

The overall winner was Andrew Finnerty (St. Pats, Galway), 2nd was Rudhan O’Dwyer (GMA, Knocknacarra), & 3rd Jake O’Grady (Ballinasloe).

The Winner in the Girls section was Ellen Kelly (Bushy Pk.) , 2nd was Mumtahain (scoil Ide) and 3rd Jemma (Briarhill n.s.).

In the novice section our winners were .. 1st Oscar Roe (Bushy Pk.) , 2nd Rian Kennedy (scoil Iognoid), Jamie Flaherty (Claregalway).

Well done to everyone who took part and hope to see ye all again in for the January one day event.

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One day chess competition – Galway

Saturday –  25th November ..   2 pm – 5 pm.

At the Bridge club, on St. Mary’s Road, Galway.

Entry fee – € 10.

Every player gets 6 games with prizes for ..  1st,  2nd  &  3rd.  

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.

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WoI League – final leg 2017 ..

The last 2 rounds of the West of Ireland league will be played in the Shearwater Hotel , Ballinasloe.  On Sunday the 10th of Dec. .. warm up games from10.30 am and round 5 starts at 11.00 am.

  1.  (7) The Bish Galway        v    Ballinasloe Rooks (11.5)
  2.  (9) Ballinasloe Bishops   v    Manorhamilton  (8.5)
  3.   (10.5) Ennis A-team       v    Ballinasloe Knights  (6)
  4.   (7) Galway B-team          v     Galway A-team (6.5)
  5.   (6) Ennis B-team             –    bye / subs match.

And the final round will start at 2.00 pm  ..

  1. Ballinasloe Rooks    v   Galway B-team
  2.   Ennis B-team         v    Ennis A-team
  3. Manorhamilton       v    The Bish Galway
  4.  Galway A-team       v     Ballinasloe Bishops
  5.  B’sloe Kinghts         –     bye / subs match.

Prizegiving will be at 5.00 pm  ..

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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 ..

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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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