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Ballynafeigh Do It Again

Ballynafeigh Do It Again

Ballynafeigh Division 2 squads both entertained opposition on Tuesday night: Paddy Magee's team took on NICS while the 4th team lead by Dennis Wilkinson setup ready for Belfast South's Kelly's Heroes. Anything could happen in either match.

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B&D League - week 5 analysis

B&D League - week 5 analysis

Five weeks in and both divisions have leaders almost a full game-set of points ahead of their closest challenger. But there are at least another 9 weeks left and with some startling results and upsets already, especially in Division 2, consistency might be hard to come by.

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3 weeks to go

3 weeks to go

Only 3 weeks left in Belfast South's regular Monday tournament. Top honours are far from certain and there is just enough time for outsiders to get a couple of games in to meet the qualifying quota and maybe steal a win.

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Williamson 2014

Williamson 2014

Now over 100 years old, the Williamson Shield was up for grabs over the weekend of 22/23 February at the familiar venue of The Maynard Sinclair Pavilion. Always a popular event in the UCU calendar and this year the Shield found a brand new home for the next 12 months.

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Bangor back on form

Bangor back on form

Bangor travelled to NICS on Thursday for their first meeting in Division 2 after the ignominious trouncing they received in the last match of the previous All-Play-All stage of the League competition. From his sick bed, Bangor club captain William McGratten send his team forward to try their best.

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FIDE Rated - The March Mini Rapid Mar 24, 2023 07:15 PM - 10:00 PM — Greenisland FC Chess Club, 100 Glenkeen Avenue, Greenisland, BT38 8ST
Ulster Fischer Random Rapidplay Championship 2023 7 rounds of Fischer Random Chess, Sunday 26th March at the Civil Service Pavilion. Mar 26, 2023 10:30 AM - 06:00 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
FIDE Rated U1800 Groomsport Classic 2023 Groomsport Classic returns with 5 rounds over 2 days, Thursday 30th March and Saturday 1st April Mar 30, 2023 - Apr 01, 2023 — Church of Ireland Groomsport Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR
Irish Junior Chess Championships 2023 Mar 31, 2023 - Apr 02, 2023 — Col√°iste √Čanna, Hillside Park, Ballyroan, Rathfarnham, D16E248
Children's Chess - Methody The monthly schools chess tournaments continues at Methodist College. Apr 01, 2023 12:30 AM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College,1 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6BY
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