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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.

 

Under 19 Section

This Section consisted of ten players from five schools, including the captains of RBAI and MCB's first teams. The section lived up to the reputation gained in previous years by producing some very close games, ensuring none of the players ended up winless after five rounds.

David Grzymek, of Sullivan Upper school and first seed, lived up to his bill as pre tournament favourite by claiming the under 19 cup convincingly with five wins from his five games. David's Sullivan team mate Robin Brown also put in an impressive showing by winning four of his five games and coming a clear second place. Four players finished level on 2.5 points in third place but the prize was won for the second year in a row by RBAI's captain Ryan Murray.

Place Name School Score
1 GRZYMEK, DAVID SULLIVAN UPPER 5
2 BROWN, ROBIN SULLIVAN UPPER 4
3-6 MURRAY, RYAN RBAI 2.5
DEANE, RYAN MCB 2.5
WRIGHT, ANDREW MCB 2.5
McCAFFREY, EDDIE RBAI 2.5
7-8 WRIGHT, SIMON MCB 2
KADIJAT, THEJUS ST MALACHY'S 2
9-10 IRWIN, KARL MCB 1
BEGLEY, STEPHEN ABBEY CBS 1

 

Under 16 Section

Once again this proved to be the most closely fought of all the sections, with 3 players finishing level on 5 points out of Six. However, Methodys Frank Wu who would follow in the footsteps of team mates Chris Millar, Andrew Wright and Simon Wright to claim the Harte Douglas shield. Richard Montgomery of Sullivan upper was placed second for the second year in succession, and Ananda Srinivasan of Methody built upon his under 14 success of the previous year by coming third. Mia Murphy of Methody played well to claim the Ulster Schoolgirls plate.

Place Name School Score
1-3 WU, FRANK MCB 5
MONTGOMERY, RICHARD SULLIVAN 5
SRINIVASAN, ANANDA MCB 5
4 NEELY, DAVID ST COLUMB'S 4
5-6 MILLIKEN, MICHAEL ST MALACHY'S 3.5
CONN, CHRIS MCB 3.5
7-9 BRETT, PHILLIP BRA 3
McMULLEN, LUKE MCB 3
GILL, CHE BRA 3
10-12 CASSIDY, MATHEW MALONE COLLEGE 2
LINTON, SIMON CULLEYBACKEY 2
McLOONE, MICHAEL ST COLUMB'S 2
13 QUINN, JAMES ST JOSEPH'S 1
14 MURPHY, MIA MCB 0

 

Under 14 Section

This section contained some excellent players despite its low age band, the title being claimed by Utkarsh Joshi of Friends School Lisburn ahead of St Columbs rising star Leon Hulleman. Oliver Brown of Sullivan Upper was placed third on tie break.

Place Name School Score
1 JOSHI, UTKARSH FRIENDS 6
2 HULLEMAN, LEON ST COLUMB'S 5
3-5 BROWN, OLIVER SULLIVAN UPPER 4
KELLY, CHRIS ST COLUMB'S 4
POLLOCK, ANDREW MALONE COLLEGE 4
6-8 LAUGHLIN, CARY RBAI 3.5
MURRAY, JONATHAN RBAI 3.5
HADDOCK, DAVID RBAI 3.5
9-13 YING CHOI, SAM CHAN MALONE COLLEGE 3
ARRELL, ALEXANDER ANTRIM GRAMMAR 3
McDAID, GARY ST COLUMB'S 3
PATRA, SWAPNIL MCB 3
LATIMER, CRIOSTOIR ST COLUMB'S 3
14 COWAN, MICHAEL ST COLUMB'S 2.5
15-18 McDONALD, ROBERT MCB 2
MILLIKEN, MARC ST MALACHY'S 2
MURPHY, RYAN MCB 2
MONTGOMERY, PHILLIP SULLIVAN UPPER 2
19 McCARROLL, CHRISTOPHER MALONE COLLEGE 1

 

Under 12 Section

This section was won for the first time by a girl, 8 year old Samruddhi Joshi completing a memorable day for her family by winning all her matches, her brother having performed the same feit in the under 14s. Cairnshill Primary school duo Joel McIlwrath and Alex Scott finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Place Name School Score
1 SAMRUDDHI, JOSHI FRIENDS 6
2 McILWRATH, JOEL CAIRNSHILL 5
3-5 SCOTT, ALEX CAIRNSHILL 4
DOYLE, JOE MCB 4
McCAMBLEY, NATHAN RBAI 4
6-11 HANRAHAN, DAMIEN CAIRNSHILL 3
REA, DAVID MCB 3
WAUGH, MICHAEL SULLIVAN 3
KNOCKER, ALEX ST MALACHY'S 3
O'SULLIVAN, MICHAEL SULLIVAN UPPER 3
GREAVES, OWAIN CAIRNSHILL 3
12-13 CALVERT, HAMISH SULLIVAN UPPER 2.5
LAPPIN, DANIEL ST JOSEPH'S 2.5
14-15 WHITESIDE, KYLE CAIRNSHILL 2
KIRVELL, MICHAEL RBAI 2
16-17 RUSSELL, EMMA CAIRNSHILL 1.5
ASHENHURST, KATIE CAIRNSHILL 1.5
18 McCARROLL, NATHAN RBAI 1
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