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Annual Flexible Winter Tournament 2018 -2019

This tournament has been on the UCU Calendar since 2012 and is organised by Belfast South Chess Club. After the closure of The Bankers Club in December 2017 the remainder of last year's tournament was held at Queen's University. Thanks to QUB Chess Club we will be again holding this year's tournament in the University. To avoid clashes with other UCU events the number of rounds has been reduced to 16.

Event details

When

Nov 19, 2018
from 07:45 PM to 10:45 PM

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This is a flexible tournament. Players may play up to 16 games ( at least 10 to qualify for a prize, 2 of which must also be played within the last 3 weeks).

A player's percentage score will determine eligibility for a prize and the latest UCU Rating List will be used to assign players to a grading band. Although players will be paired usually within their grading this cannot always be guaranteed.

The tournament will be run over 2 sessions with a break for Xmas. The last night before Xmas will be 17 December 2018 and the tournament will restart on 21 January 2019.

There will be prizes of £60 for the Winner and £40 for the Runner-up. There will also be a prize of £20 for the best percentage score in each grading band. In addition there will be 2 Best Game prizes of £10.

Entry Fee will be £12 ( £10 for QUB students and Club members)

Further information is available from Neil Green on 07977216868 or email : neildonard@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Flexible Tournament 2018-19

Tournament Progress report for November /December

The Tournament has again proved popular with a total of 28 entries and many familiar but also some keen new players taking part. The wide range of ratings makes for 3 viable grading sections and with 5 of the maximum16 rounds completed the top scores are : Low section - Robert Clarke 100% ( 2 played) ; Barney McGahan 80% ( 5 played). Middle section: Stewart McConaghy 88% ( 4 played); Paul Hanna 60% ( 5 played). High section: Daniel Gonzalez 100% ( 3 played) ; Robert Lavery 5 games. Players need a minimum of 10 games ( 2 played within the last 3 weeks of the Tournament) to be eligible for a prize so there is still time for players to enter the Tournament after the  Christmas break. The Tournament resumes on January 21st.

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Flexible Winter Tournament 2018 -2019

As the Williamson Shield is now scheduled for 19-20 January 2019 the Winter Tournament will now recommence on Monday 28 January 2019 and finish on Monday 8 April. With a maximum of 11 Rounds still to be played there is still time for players to enter the Tournament.


UCU Winter Tournament 2018-19

This popular event, hosted by Queen's University Chess Club and organised by Belfast South Chess Club, finished on 8 April along with prize-giving. As with previous years there were prizes not only for the overall Winner and Runner-up but also 3 Grading Band prizes. 2 Best Game prizes were also awarded.

Overall Winner: John Bryars

Joint Runner-up: Stephen Cullen and Barney McGahan

Grading Band 1400+: Bobby Thompson

Grading Band 1200-1399: Stuart McConaghy

Grading Band 1199 and below: Stephen Cullen and Barney McGahan (jointly)

Best Game Prizes: Barney McGahan and Paul Hanna

Thanks to all players who participated and special thanks to QUB Chess Club for hosting the event.