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The Times British Schools Championships 1995

This report originally appeared in the 1994-1995 UCU Yearbook
The Times British Schools Championships 1995

MCB Team 1995

Ulster's leading school team, Methodist College Belfast, won for the first time the prestigious Times Schools Championships. The Methody team included two Irish Olympiad players, Brian Kelly and team captain Angela Corry. In the semi-finals Methody easily defeated the 1994 Champions Ipswich before going on to defeat Maidstone Grammar in the final.

SEMI-FINAL        
MCB                  Ipswich
Brian Kelly    1:0   Nicholas Pert
Gareth Lewis   0:1   Richard Pert
Angela Corry   1:0   Mathew Fletcher
Ken Yuen       1:0   Mark O'Connell
Ian Davis      1:0   Timothy Kiddell
Paul Duffus    1:0   Thomas Fletcher
FINAL        
MCB                  Maidstone
Brian Kelly    1:0   Jeffrey Titmas
Gareth Lewis   1:0   Jeremy Knowles
Angela Corry   1/2   David Titmas
Ken Yuen       1:0   Mathew Noakes
Ian Davis      1:0   John Titmas
Paul Duffus    0:1   Trevor Jarrett

The prize for the best game of the finals was awarded by Raymond Keene, chess correspondent of The Times, to Brian Kelly for his fine win in the final.

Brian Kelly - Jeffrey Titmas, Times British Schools Championship Final, 1995

1.c4 e5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 c6 4.d4 exd4 5.Qxd4 d5 6.Nf3 Be7 7.cxd5 Qxd5 8.0-0 Qxd4 9.Nxd4 0-0 10.Nc3 Rd8 11.Nb3 Be6 12.Bf4 Na6 13.Rfd1 Nb4 14.Na5 Rxd1+ 15.Rxd1 Nxa2 16.Nxa2 Bxa2 17.Nxb7 Bd5 18.Na5 Rc8 19.Rc1 Bxg2 20.Kxg2 c5 21.Nb7 Nd5 22.Bd6 Bxd6 23.Nxd6 Rc6 24.Nb7 Rb6 25.Nxc5 g6 26.Nd3 Nb4 27.Nf4 Rd6 28.Rc7 a5 29.Rc5 Rd2 30.Rxa5 Rxb2 31.Ra7 Rd2 32.Kf3 Nc6 33.Rc7 Ne5+ 34.Ke4 Ng4 35.h3 Nf6+ 36.Kf3 h5 37.Nd3 Ne8 38.Ra7 Rc2 39.e4 Kg7 40.Kf4 Nc7 41.Ke3 Ne6 42.f4 Rc7 43.Ra5 Re7 44.Rd5 Nc7 45.Rd6 Ne6 46.Ne5 Nc5 47.Rc6 Ne6 48.f5 f6 49.Nxg6 1-0

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