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Articles and Reports for the season under the Editorship of Chris Millar
UCU Autumn Congress 2007

UCU Autumn Congress 2007

The newly-established UCU Autumn Congress was held over the penultimate weekend of October in the QUB Students’ Union. The event was created to comprise both an Ulster Under 21 Championships and an under 1600 “Stars Barred” weekender.

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Fisherwick Winter Tournament 2007

Fisherwick Winter Tournament 2007

The first of 2007/08’s Fisherwick Monday night tournaments finished on the 26th of November. Dominating the seven-rounder from start to finish was a newcomer to the competition, RVH player Joseph Mordeno.

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Ulster Rapidplay Championship December 2007

Ulster Rapidplay Championship December 2007

QUB's Steve Scannell retained his title as Ulster's best rapidplay player, finishing clear first with a perfect 6 points from 6 at the Belfast Boat Club.

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Williamson Shield 2008

Williamson Shield 2008

As is tradition, the final weekend of January marked the first major Ulster Chess competition of the new year - the Williamson Shield 2008. The prestigious Williamson saw a new year and new faces but a familiar winner, as QUB's Steve Scannell lifted the famous shield for a remarkable seventh time. Scannell now lies just one victory short of the late great Tom Clarke's total of eight wins. Steve was delighted to be taking home the magnificient trophy for another year, not to mention the £100 winner's cheque along with it.

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Scannell Superb in Simul Success

Scannell Superb in Simul Success

A fine February evening saw the Ulster Champion, Steve Scannell, take on all-comers and all at once in Queen's University Belfast. Room 208 of the Peter Froggatt Centre, packed to full capacity, hosted QUB Chess Club's first major event of 2008. It was a hugely successful night for both the club and Scannell, with the impressive turnout only outdone on the evening by Steve's performance, as he remarkably recorded 11 wins and just one draw from the 12 games.

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French FM Maxime Sorin Wins QUB Rapid 2008

French FM Maxime Sorin Wins QUB Rapid 2008

The QUB Rapid 2008 proved a huge success, with the increased prize fund drawing the largest, strongest and most nationality diverse array of competitors tournament chess in Belfast has seen for some time.

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Fisherwick Spring Tournament 2008

Fisherwick Spring Tournament 2008

The latest edition of Fisherwick Chess Club's long-established Monday night tournament was run as a seven round swiss over January and February. The competition saw a blend of Fisherwick stalwarts alongside Bombardier, Queen's and Lagan players contest the destination of the trophy.

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Walls First in Fisherwick Quickplay

Walls First in Fisherwick Quickplay

The Fisherwick Quickplay, held over the first two Monday nights in March, attracted a fine turnout in terms of numbers and quality. Queen's Theology student, Eamonn Walls, recorded an impressive 5/6 total to clinch outright first place ahead of second-placed Michael Waters' 4.5 points tally and the other 17 competitors.

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Children's Chess Grand Prix 2007-8

This year's Children's Chess series, sponsored by the Northern Bank Sports Club, had an innovation. As well as prizes for the individual events there was also an overall Grand Prix.

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City of Belfast Championships 2008

City of Belfast Championships 2008

QUB's Steve Scannell continued his domination of Ulster Chess weekenders, this time by notching up another clear first in the City of Belfast Chamionships. In retaining the Nemztov Cup, Scannell secured his sixth successive UCU weekender win.

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Stormont Childrens Award Ceremony 2008

The top 9 children from the Childrens chess tournaments were at Stormont as the guests of MLA Brian Wilson (Green Party) for an Elite tournament and prize award ceremony.

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News
Strand 2 do clubmates a favour (B&D League 2017/18 Week 14) It was a good week for the Holywood Road sides, as Strand 3 sewed up the Division 4 title a... Feb 20, 2018
A Team deal big blow to Strand 1's title hopes (B&D League 2017/18 Week 13) Strand 1's title challenge may well have gone up in smoke after a shock draw against The A ... Feb 14, 2018
Dexter Harris wins outright the February Childrens Chess On Saturday 10th February Dexter Harris P5 played brilliantly to win the Childrens Chess Tournament. Feb 12, 2018
Muldoons 1's lead narrows, but is it too late? (B&D League 2017/18 Week 12) Division 1 leaders prevailed in a tight match with Ballynafeigh 1 as second-placed Strand 2... Feb 07, 2018
Ulster Team Rapidplay Championships 2018 The Ulster Team Rapidplay Championships 2018 were played on Saturday 3rd February at the Good Shepherd Centre. A report ... Feb 04, 2018
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Upcoming Events
This years simultaneous - WGM DINA BELENKAYA (2317) Our annual Simultaneous event this year has the brilliant Russian WGM Dina Belenkaya. Feb 22, 2018 05:30 PM - 11:00 PM — Good Shepherd Centre, 511 Ormeau Rd, Belfast BT7 3GS.
Childrens Chess 10th March 2018 The series of Childrens Chess events continues. An afternoon of brilliant chess. Have fun playing in a chess tournament ... Mar 10, 2018 12:30 PM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College, Belfast
NICS Lackadaisical #2 2017-18 The second in the series of NICS rapidplays contributing to the Alan Burns Grand Prix. Enjoy Sunday Lunch followed by en... Mar 18, 2018 01:00 PM - 06:00 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont
Williamson Shield 2018 - Queens University The plan is to run the Williamson Shield over three days - Friday/Sat/Sun 23rd/24th and 25th March.At Queens University. Mar 23, 2018 - Mar 25, 2018 — Queens University, Student Union Snack Bar
Ulster Rapidplay Chess Championships Sponsored by Falls Bowling Club On 21st April Ulster Rapidplay Chess Championships Apr 21, 2018 09:45 AM - 04:25 PM — Falls Bowling Club, 61-63 Andersonstown Road, Belfast, BT11 9AH
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