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Ulster Intermediate and Junior Championships

QUB Staff Common Room, Belfast: 23rd-24th November 2002

Jonathan Brown won the Intermediate Championship for the second year in succession. He finished with 4.5 points from his five games. Desmond Moreland and Paul McLoughlin finished equal second a half-point behind. The Junior Championship ended in a four-way tie between Brendan McGrath, Derek Truesdale, Calum Leitch and David Collins.

Group scene

The playing room

Brown -v- McKenna

Intermediate winner Jonathan Brown (White) blundered a piece against John McKenna in their Round 4 game. However, he had some compensation for it and when John failed to find the correct plan, Jonathan eventually forced a win with his queenside pawns.

Intermediate Final Crosstable

No Name                 Rtg  Total  1    2    3    4    5

1  BROWN, JONATHAN      1825 4.5    9:W  3:W  7:W  4:W  2:D
2  MORELAND, DESMOND    1743 4     14:W 16:W  6:D  7:W  1:D
3  Mc LOUGHLIN, PAUL    1690 4     19:W  1:L 10:W 12:W  6:W
4  Mc KENNA, JOHN       1694 3.5   13:W 12:W  0:D  1:L  9:W
5  MALLAGHAN, DANNY     1710 3.5    6:L 17:W 16:W  9:D 10:W
6  LAVERY, DAMIEN       1525 3      5:W  8:D  2:D 11:W  3:L
7  Mac DONALD, FRED     1806 3     17:W 10:W  1:L  2:L 14:W
8  MOORE, SAMUEL        1782 3     10:L  6:D 17:D 16:W 11:W
9  CUNNINGHAM, DAMIEN   1612 2.5    1:L 19:W 12:W  5:D  4:L
10 MARRON, CIARAN       1563 2      8:W  7:L  3:L 13:W  5:L
11 ALCORN, TOM          1786 2     16:L 14:W 13:W  6:L  8:L
12 O' FEE, JAMES        1895 2     15:W  4:L  9:L  3:L 16:W
13 Mc CONAGHY, STEWART  1507 2      4:L 15:W 11:L 10:L 17:W
14 BURNS, ALAN          1544 1.5    2:L 11:L  0:D 15:W  7:L
15 STRAWBRIDGE, JOHN J. 1635 1.5   12:L 13:L  0:D 14:L 19:W
16 CLARKE, JOE          1597 1     11:W  2:L  5:L  8:L 12:L
17 Mc CANN, STEPHEN     1604 1      7:L  5:L  8:D 19:D 13:L
18 Mc FARLAND, NORMAN   1614 1      0:   0:  19:W  0:   0: 
19 BECKETT, ALEXANDER   1469 .5     3:L  9:L 18:L 17:D 15:L

Note: Norman McFarland played as a "filler" in Round 3 to prevent a bye

Marron -v- McConaghy

Ciaran Marron making a move in his Round 4 game against Stewart McConaghy

Damien Cunningham

Deep in thought - Damien Cunningham

Junior Final Crosstable

No Name              Rtg  Total  1    2    3    4    5

1  Mc GRATH, BRENDAN      4     14:W  9:W  6:W  2:W  4:L
2  TRUESDALE, DEREK  1450 4     19:W 13:W 12:W  1:L  7:W
3  LEITCH, CALUM     1234 4     16:W  6:L 14:W  5:W 10:W
4  COLLINS, DAVID    1493 4      5:L 19:W 13:W 12:W  1:W
5  WALLS, EAMONN     1209 3      4:W  8:W  7:L  3:L 13:W
6  ORCHIN, JOHN C.   1484 3     17:W  3:W  1:L  7:L 15:W
7  STOREY, WILLIAM   1463 3     12:L 20:W  5:W  6:W  2:L
8  COLLINS, GEOFFREY 1291 3     20:W  5:L  9:L 18:W 12:W
9  BLACK, CHRIS      1462 3     18:W  1:L  8:W 11:W  0:
10 CAHOON, JOHN      1234 2.5    0:D 12:L 17:W 14:W  3:L
11 LINTON, SEAN      1422 2.5   21:L 18:W  0:D  9:L 17:W
12 GRZYMEK, DAVID         2      7:W 10:W  2:L  4:L  8:L
13 CAMPBELL, IAN     1244 2     15:W  2:L  4:L 16:W  5:L
14 MORGAN, ED        1318 2      1:L 15:W  3:L 10:L 18:W
15 MORROW, RICHARD        2     13:L 14:L 19:W 17:W  6:L
16 QUIGLEY, DANIEL        2      3:L 17:L  0:W 13:L 19:W
17 DOHERTY, CIARAN        1      6:L 16:W 10:L 15:L 11:L
18 KERR, EIMEAR           1      9:L 11:L 20:W  8:L 14:L
19 KERR, CONCHOBHAR       1      2:L  4:L 15:L 20:W 16:L
20 Mc DERMOTT, RACHEL     1      8:L  7:L 18:L 19:L  0:W
21 TURNBULL, ALLAN   1207 1     11:W  0:   0:   0:   0:

Allan Turnbull played as a "filler" in Round 1 to prevent a bye

Black -v- Linton

Chris Black (nearer the camera) and Sean Linton playing in Round 4

Four Champions

The four joint champions in the Junior: (from left to right) Derek Truesdale, Calum Leitch, David Collins and Brendan McGrath

Alongside the two Championship events Stephen Scannell beat Michael Holmes by 2.5 points to 1.5 in a four-game match for the Alex Beckett Trophy.

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