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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.
UCU Autumn Congress 2007

Sunday morning's round 4 play on the top 2 boards

The first event to be decided was the Under 21 Championships. With the only two entrants on the day being Chris Millar and Ananda Srinivasan, the sharing of the title was quickly agreed. Millar had some much-needed preparation to do for a Monday morning presentation while Srinivasan was happy to have the opportunity to adjust his focus towards winning the other event. This represented both players third age-limited Ulster individual title - Millar having claimed the Under 16 and Under 19 titles in 2001 and 2004; Srinivasan previously winning the Under 14 and Under 16 titles in 2004 and 2006.

The Stars Barred competition was to prove a much harder fought affair. The turnout was again small, but the entrants consisted of several candidates for the leading places. Joseph Mordeno entered as top seed and was aiming to continue his recent tournament form while Srinivasan’s transfer to this competition was always likely to mean another prize for his weekend’s work. In addition, Pat McKillen was planning to record his first UCU under 1600 tourney victory since Summerfest 2006 and John Monaghan looked to add to his Ulster Junior title.

Round 3 results saw Ananda beat Joseph with black to put himself a full point clear of the chasing pack and become strong favourite for top spot. However, Ananda went on to concede draws to both Cathal Murphy and Pat McKillen. This resulted in Srinivasan having to settle for a joint first finish with Mordeno, who's round 4 and 5 wins earned him four points out of five and a share of the top prize.

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