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2005 Master Classes

2005 Master Classes

During the summer of 2005, a second series of Master Classes were presented by local top players.

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Isolated Pawns

Isolated Pawns

A presentation by Ray Devenny, August 2005 in the UCU Master Class series

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Pawn Lever

Pawn Lever

Masterclass - Eddie Whiteside - Developing pawn structures: The Pawn Lever

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Ulster Open 2005

The Ulster Open was played over the weekend of 15-16 October at the Belfast Boat Club.

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Division 1 Kicks-off

Opening week for League Division 1 promising a tough and hard-fought season ahead

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QUB Open Rapidplay 2006

QUB Open Rapidplay 2006

The QUB Open returned to the Ulster chess circuit on Saturday the 25th of March 2006 with a new format and venue. Report by Chris Millar.

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2005-2006 League Season

The 2006 winners in the three Divisions of the UCU Belfast and District Leagues are Clifton House, Malone and Armagh.

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Ulster Championship 2006

This year's Ulster Championship battle was on the May Day Bank Holiday weekend. Saturday morning in Belfast Boatclub and the brave sixteen sat down to do battle for the title of Ulster Champion. Three days later - with a few upsets along the way - it was decided. Damien Lavery reports on the 2006 Ulster Senior Championship.

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Tournament

A total of 40 young chess players from the ages of 7 to 14 competed. The competition is jointly organised by the Ulster Schools Chess Council and the Ulster Chess Union and the next event in the series is also at Belfast Inst. on the 18th February 2006.

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Ulster Schools Leagues 2005/6

Details of which teams are competing in each division of the Ulster Schools league

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Ulster Schools Individual Chess Championship 2005

The 2005 Ulster Schools Individual Championship took place at RBAI on Saturday, November 19th 2005. Once again a very exciting tournament and thanks must go to Mr Chris Maitland (RBAI), Dr Graham Murphy (MCB), Mr Damian Walls (St Columbs), Mr David McAlister (UCU) and Dr Gopalan Srinivasan (UCU) for their roles in organising this event.

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2005 Irish Schools Interprovincials

Ulster Schools hosted the All Ireland Under 19 and Under 16 Interprovincial Tournament on the weekend of 4/5 March 2005. The team competition was held at Methodist College, Belfast with visiting teams from Leinster and Munster.

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Ulster Rapidplay Championship

With the Ulster Senior Championship no longer played over the Christmas vacation period, the UCU Committee considered there was still a market for a tournament at that time of year.

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Tom Clarke wins Williamson Shield with 100% score

Tom Clarke scored a maximum 6 out of 6 to win the Williamson for the eighth time. Runner-up was Stephen Scannell, winner of the Shield on the previous 4 occasions (one of those tied with Clarke)

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Fisherwick Tournaments

This season Fisherwick Chess Club organised two Swiss tournaments, the first before Christmas and the second after it.

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News
69 Blitz it out in UCU’s first online event On Wednesday 1 April, we had 69 locals battling it out in the Ulster Cyber Blitz Championship #001. Report by Brendan J... Apr 03, 2020
Ulster Cyber Rapid Championship #001 Time control: 10+5 Sunday 5 April 2020 6pm to 9pm (UK/Ireland time) Apr 01, 2020
SURGE OF LOCAL PLAYERS MAKE THEIR FIDE DEBUT IN APRIL 2020 RATING LIST UCU Tournament Director Brendan Jamison publishes the lattest FIDE ratings for local players. The UCU having run this ye... Apr 01, 2020
Ulster Cyber Blitz Championship #001 UCU first online tournament - April 1st starting 7:00pm. Mar 29, 2020
The second in the Alan Burns Lacksidasicals 2020 The 2020 series of Alan Burns Lacksidasicals continued on the 8th March. A fun afternoon of thoughtful chess. Mar 22, 2020
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