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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
Belfast Scholastic - Stormont Awards 2019 MLA Chris Lyttle invites the top Chess players to Stormont to be presented with awards and to play in the Belfast Elite ... Jun 10, 2019
The fourth in the Alan Burns Lacksidasicals The final in this years series of Alan Burns Lacksidadicals took place on 12th May at the NICS Pavilion. Jun 09, 2019
The third in the Alan Burns tournaments 2019 The third Lacksidasical in the Alan Burns Grandprix took place at the Civil Service Pavilion on 14th April 2019. Jun 08, 2019
Ulster Chess News In 1999, as the new millennium approached, David McAlister began to publish the quarterly Ulster Chess News through his ... Jun 06, 2019
Delancey UK Chess Challenge Northern Ireland Megafinal 2019 Young top chess players met at Methodist College on Saturday May 11th to play in the Delancey UK Chess Challenge Norther... Jun 03, 2019
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Upcoming Events
The Civil Service 2019 Summer Tournament :Week8 The UCU Civil Service Summer Tournament is open to all chess players and provides regular competitive chess during the s... Jun 19, 2019 07:30 PM - 10:45 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
ICU/UCU Summer Open Rapidplay and Blitz To celebrate the 2019 Glorney Gilbert International the ICU and UCU have organised a FIDE rated rapidplay and blitz. Jul 21, 2019 10:30 AM - 06:30 PM — Carrickdale Hotel and Spa, Carrickcarnon, Ravensdale, Dundalk, A91 PR63
Summer Chess School 2019 For the Tenth successive year the Ulster Chess Union are running a 3 Day Summer Chess School for Children, Beginners to ... Aug 07, 2019 - Aug 09, 2019 — Ballynafeigh Bowling Club - Ormeau Park, Park Road,Belfast, BT7 4NA
ULSTER CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019 - FIDE Rated Ulster Championships 2019 - 3 day bank holiday weekend event, Saturday August 24, Sunday August 25, Monday August 26 Aug 24, 2019 - Aug 26, 2019 — Europa Hotel, Great Victoria Street, Belfast
BANGOR CONGRESS 2019 Sponsored by Mellon Hyundia Date: Saturday 5 October 2019 Oct 05, 2019 10:30 AM - 05:30 PM — Groomsport Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR
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