Williamson Shield

24th-25th January 2004 at Civil Service Chess Club

This year marks the centenary of H.B. Williamson presenting his eponymous Shield to the Strandtown Chess Club for Championship competition. However because of a dispute about the rules between the Belfast clubs, the first time the Shield was actually competed for was 1912. There were 33 entrants in total for this year's renewal of the Williamson Shield and the supporting Challengers section.

[Click here to play through a selection of 12 games from the Williamson Shield]

Williamson Shield Final Standings

Place Name              Rtg  Club          Score Prize

  1   STEPHEN SCANNELL  2154 BANGOR        5.5   Winner
  2   MICHAEL WATERS    2080 FISHERWICK    4.5   Second
  3   JOHN CAIRNS       1892 FISHERWICK    4    
 4-8  JOHN MASTERSON    1850 R.V.H.        3.5  
      GARETH ANNESLEY   1876 R.V.H.        3.5  
      EAMONN WALLS      1493 NORTH BELFAST 3.5   Grading
      DESMOND MORELAND  1839 CLIFTON HOUSE 3.5  
      SAM MOORE         1725 CIVIL SERVICE 3.5  
9-11  CALUM LEITCH      1649 C.I.Y.M.S.    3    
      STEPHEN Mc CANN   1635 R.V.H.        3    
      MARK NEWMAN       1751 BANGOR        3    
12-14 DAVID GRZYMEK     1322 BANGOR        2.5  
      DANNY MALLAGHAN   1723 CLIFTON HOUSE 2.5  
      NORMAN Mc FARLAND 1672 FISHERWICK    2.5  
15-16 DAMIEN LAVERY     1689 BANGOR        2    
      PAUL Mc LOUGHLIN  1682 R.V.H.        2    
 17   FRED Mac DONALD   1881 NORTH BELFAST 1.5  
 18   JAMES O' FEE      1681 BANGOR        1

Williamson Challengers Final Standings

Place Name                   Rtg  Club          Score Prize

  1   JACK Mc CANN           1420 "DUBLIN"      5.5   Winner
  2   ALAN BURNS             1408 C.I.Y.M.S.    4.5   Second 
  3   RICHARD PROCTOR        1515 BANGOR        4    
 4-7  STEWART Mc CONAGHY     1541 BOMBARDIER    3.5  
      ALEXANDER BECKETT      1424 FISHERWICK    3.5  
      SHANE KEERS            1152 "BELFAST"     3.5  
      RICHARD MORROW         1253 BANGOR        3.5  
8-10  JOHN PHILLIPS               "ENNISKILLEN" 3     Grading
      PAUL RUSSELL           961  ARMAGH        3    
      ANANDAGOPAL SRINIVASAN      FISHERWICK    3    
11-13 CONOR Mc EWAN               NORTH BELFAST 2.5  
      GEOFF HINDLEY          1116 CIVIL SERVICE 2.5  
      JAMES WRIGHT                "BELFAST"     2.5  
 14   PETE STOREY                 "BELFAST"     1.5  
 15   DAVID CORRIE                C.I.Y.M.S.    1    
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