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Season Reports

Articles and Reports for the season

At this time the UCU's own website was in it early stage of development and it had just started to carry articles and reports.

This season's Archive includes articles from then and additional material published through the Ulster Chess News and County Down Spectator notes plus the Master Class series during the summer

Master Class 2004

Master Class 2004

A series of Master Classes held during the summer of 2004, organised by Bangor Chess Club. The classes were led by Arlo White, Steve Scannell and Eddie Whiteside

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Getting back into the groove

Getting back into the groove

"Chess Notes" from County Down Spectator, 23 Sep 2004

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Bangor 23rd Chess Congress

The Bangor Chess Congress is the opening tournament to the senior season and takes the form of a six round rapidplay.

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Baracudas Open Season

Baracudas Open Season

"Chess Notes" from County Down Spectator, 8 Nov 2004

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Bangor Derby

Bangor Derby

"Chess Notes" from County Down Spectator, 18 Nov 2004

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Bombardier come-up short

Bombardier come-up short

"Chess Notes" from County Down Spectator, 2 Dec 2004

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Baracudas hold their breath

Baracudas hold their breath

"Chess Notes" from County Down Spectator, 8 Dec 2004

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Portadown get out the salt

Portadown get out the salt and send Bombardier home smarting

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Malone rout Civil Service

In a spectacular turn-a-round, Malone come back from a whitewash last week to vent their spleen on Civil Service.

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Belfast Summerfest 2005

The Belfast Summerfest tournament, the final weekend tournament of the Ulster chess season, was held at the Belfast Boat Club on the weekend of the 11th and 12th June 2005.

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MCB Halloween Tournament 2005

This annual Tournament is held annually in Methody and coincides with the first stage of the UK Chess International, an event organised by Michael Basman.

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Introduction

Over the past two years the Methodist College chess club has enjoyed extraordinary success both in team and individual competition.

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The All Ireland Colleges Tournament

In 2004 it was Dublin’s turn to host Ireland’s most important school’s chess competition, and the private school Gonzaga College was chosen as the venue for the tournament in which Methody was to be represented in the under nineteen section.

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Ulster Schools League 2004

The season began with a traditionally difficult trip up to St. Columb’s of Londonderry.

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Tournament Successes

Throughout the season, players notched up regular tournament successes

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The Civil Service Summer Tournament

This senior competition takes the format of a flexible tournament between April and September.

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The Ulster Schools Individuals Tournament

This year Ulster’s most prestigious schools individual tournament took place in R.B.A.I and featured an unprecedented number of first place successes for Methody players.

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News
Scholastic Chess at Methodist College Belfast. - February 9th 2019 Young Chess enthusiasts played an afternoon of chess and solved chess puzzles at Methodist College.A brilliant day of lo... Feb 17, 2019
Strand 1 come out on top in crunch match (B&D League 2018/19 Week 14) Strand 1 took another big step towards their first Silver King after victory over their nea... Feb 17, 2019
Northern Lights stretch Division 2 lead (B&D League 2018/19 Week 13) Northern Lights go nine points clear in the Strawbridge Cup chase after beating Strand 2 wh... Feb 17, 2019
Newry Rapidplay Report - February 2019 52 players flocked to Newry from across Ireland, both North and South, on a very cold February morning - a tournament c... Feb 07, 2019
Ballynafeigh 1 miss big opportunity to close gap (B&D League 2018/19 Week 12) Ballynafeigh 1 were held to a surprise draw by a makeshift QUB 1 side, while Strand 1's mar... Feb 03, 2019
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UCU annual Simultaneous with - GM Luke McShane (2664) The year 2019 sees a brilliant opportunity to play top GM Luke McShane in a simultaneous in Belfast. Feb 21, 2019 06:45 PM - 11:45 PM — To be announced
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