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
Ards Blitz Championship Tournament Report Ards hosted a Blitz Championship on Saturday 21st May 2022 and we have the results. May 24, 2022
It is with deep regret that I announce the death of Mr. Dennis Thorpe. Steve Scannell remembers Dennis Thorpe who sadly passed away 15th May 2022. May 20, 2022
Chess in Newry gets a start As part of its outreach programme, Bangor Chess Club is lending equipment and support to a children’s arts centre in N... May 19, 2022
Annual General Meeting Announcement This year's AGM will be hosted by Fruithill Chess Club, Monday 27th June at 8pm May 11, 2022
Newry Chess Festival : 27-29 May 2 events for the Newry Chess Festival over the weekend of Friday 27th to Sunday 29th May May 10, 2022
More news…
« May 2022 »
May
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031
Upcoming Events
Newry Classic - Newry Chess Festival FIDE RATED U1800 Newry Classic at 60+0 Friday 27th & Saturday 28th May May 27, 2022 07:30 PM - 05:30 PM — Sticky Fingers Arts Centre, 10 Upper Edward Street, Newry, BT35 6AX, Northern Ireland
Newry Blitz Championship - Newry Chess Festival FIDE RATED Newry Blitz Championship at 10+0, Sunday 29th May 2022 May 29, 2022 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Sticky Fingers Arts Centre, 10 Upper Edward Street, Newry, BT35 6AX, Northern Ireland
Lisburn Chess Club Series #1 The first in a three tournament blitz series Jun 03, 2022 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM — Lisburn Chess Club, 60-62 Longstone Street
Seventh Executive Board Meeting Final Executive Board Meeting before AGM Jun 06, 2022 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM — NICS
City Of Belfast 2022 : June 17th to 19th. FIDE rated. City of Belfast Championships. 5 rounds over 3 days. At the Civil Service Pavilion. Jun 17, 2022 - Jun 19, 2022 — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
Upcoming events…