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Fisherwick Club Championship

#32 "Rookie": Irish News 6th December 1983

Fisherwick Club Championship, which ended last week, showed that the club has some strong young players. Joint champions are Roger Beckett and Kieran Greer on 6 points, with Diarmuid Simpson third on 5 points, while grading prize went to John McKenna and David Coulter, both on 4 points. However, Roger was jolly unlucky to end a 13-game run without defeat by losing to Martin Kelly in a rare smothered mate, following a Rook and Queen sacrifice, at Queen's University last weekend during the Ulster Intermediate.

Tom Brown's schooldays will certainly be happier after winning the Intermediate title as expected, as will bottom seed Fred MacDonald's, after finishing joint second. Samuel Campbell's 'superior' play won him the Junior title despite having no official ranking.

Competition Results

 

Ulster Intermediate: Albert Long Cup

  1. T. Brown 5 pts
  2. F. MacDonald, A. Cootes, H. Beckett 4 pts
  3. E. McMullan 3½ pts

grading prize: M. Kelly 3½ pts

 

Ulster Junior: Arthur Pinkerton Cup

  1. S. Campbell 5½ pts
  2. N. Tweedie, J. Harvey, A. Beckett 4½ pts
  3. P. Lambe, D. Robb 4 pts

Grading prizes: B. Thompson 4 pts, G. Tiernan 3 pts

Media

This week's game illustrates a rare smothered mate with a Rook and Queen sacrifice from this position!

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