You are here: Home Archives Ulster Chronicles 2006-2007 Season UCU Web Irish Universities' Championship 2006

Irish Universities' Championship 2006

Chris Millar reports on the QUB team's participation in the 2006 Irish Intervarsity Championship

For the first time since the early 1970s, a Queen’s University Belfast team competed in the Irish Universities’ Championship. The competition was held in the Dublin Institute of Technology on Saturday the 1st of April 2006.

The QUB three-man team, which consisted of three first years: Chris Millar, Philip Todd, and James Gill; finished second out of the six competing teams only after losing an extremely well-contested final against a strong Trinity College team with an average rating strength of over 1750.

With the QUB Chess Club only being reformed this year after years of inactivity, the absence of the team’s top board, and the fact that the Belfast side were effectively playing as the away team against primarily Dublin-based opposition, the second-place finish was a very satisfactory result.

After returning to the competition for the first time in over 30 years, the QUB Chess Club aim to put in a bid to host the tournament and provide another strong performance next year.

Final Standings
1st     Trinity College Dublin
2nd    Queen’s University Belfast
3rd     Dublin Institute of Technology “A”
4th     Griffith College Dublin
5th     University of Limerick
6th     Dublin Institute of Technology “B”

Filed under:
News
Tony Beckett awarded Honorary Membership of Bangor Chess Club The Bangor Chess Club AGM was held outdoors at the Groomsport picnic tables on Saturday 11th September 2021. The club vo... Sep 17, 2021
The Bangor Classic Continues..... With the Bangor Chess Club premises unavailable for use during September and October, the Bangor Classic will continue f... Sep 17, 2021
League Rules 2021/22 Updated League Rules for 2021/22 Season Sep 16, 2021
Childrens Chess starts with the Belfast London Junior Chess Championship Qualifier Childrens Chess is back. With its first tournament on Saturday 2nd October 2021. Taking place at Methodist College. A 6 ... Sep 15, 2021
GreenIsland Back to School Blitz 2021 Greenisland FC Chess Club put on a Back to School Blitz Competition on Thursday 9th September. Players from GFC Chess C... Sep 11, 2021
More news…
« September 2021 »
September
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930
Upcoming Events
Second Executive Board Meeting 2021-22 Second Executive Board Meeting 2021-22. Civil Service Pavilion. Monday 27th Sept 2021 7:00pm. Sep 27, 2021 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
LJCC - Belfast Qualifier 2021: 2nd October An opportunity for Primary Students to Qualify for the London Junior Chess Championships and for Secondary pupils to enj... Oct 02, 2021 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM — Methodist College,1 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6BY
Upcoming events…