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Season Reports

Articles and Reports for the season under the Editorship of Chris Millar
Ulster Championships 2008

Ulster Championships 2008

The Ulster Championships were held at the Europa Hotel over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

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Queen's Best of Irish at Euro Club Cup 2008

Queen's Best of Irish at Euro Club Cup 2008

Queen's University Belfast competed in this year's prestigious European Club Cup from October 16th to 24th in the Athos Palace Hotel of Kallithea, Greece.

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Five-way tie for Ulster Rapidplay title

The Ulster Rapidplay Championship was held as usual over the Christmas-New Year Holiday period at the Belfast Boat Club.

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Three-way tie in Williamson

First played in 1912, the Williamson Shield is second only in prestige to the Ulster Championship among UCU events.

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Vorsprung Durch Technik

Vorsprung Durch Technik

The internationally rated German Chris Cohrs (FIDE 2211) took to the QUB Chess stage on Monday February 2nd, as he took on all comers and all at once in the Students' Union. The SU's modern Enterprise Unit proved the perfect location for the German doctor to provide an impressive display and a first class evening of chess for all the participants.

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FM Colm Daly Wins QUB Rapid '09

FM Colm Daly Wins QUB Rapid '09

The QUB Rapid 2009 was much publicised as Northern Ireland’s richest ever one day chess event and may also be remembered as among its most incident rich. Few tournaments begin with the controller and top seed trapped in a lift for twenty minutes prior to kick off and culminate in a joyous trophy collection from an emotional Frenchman.

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Tom Clarke Memorial Grand Prix

The Grand Prix is a season long competition in which players gain points in all the weekend events played in Northern Ireland. The imposing and unusual trophy is presented in memory of one of Ulster's finest players, Tom Clarke.

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City of Belfast Championships 2009

Belfast Boat Club was the venue for the City of Belfast Championships, which comprised both an open tournament for the Nemtzov Cup and also the Henderson Cup for under-1600 players. Play took place over the 16-17 May weekend.

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QUB Blitz, Students' Union, 7 April 2009

This was the fourth in a series of relatively informal blitz events organised by QUB Chess Club President, Chris Millar.

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QUB Blitz, Students' Union, 8 June 2009

This was another in the series of blitz events organised by QUB Chess Club President, Chris Millar.

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Civil Service Tournaments

The summer-long play-as-you-go tournament at the Maynard Sinclair Pavilion ended on the final Wednesday of September

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News
The second in the Alan Burns Lacksidasicals 2020 The 2020 series of Alan Burns Lacksidasicals continued on the 8th March. A fun afternoon of thoughtful chess. Mar 22, 2020
Top chess played at Methodist College March 14th. The monthly Chess tournaments held at Methodist College continued on March 14th. Numbers were low but some top players w... Mar 21, 2020
Winter Flexible Tournament 2019-20 This Tournament ended on 16 March , earlier than planned due to the Corona virus. This tournament has been running annua... Mar 17, 2020
CANCELLATION OF ALL REMAINING UCU EVENTS AND LEAGUES THIS SEASON The below statement by the UCU Tournament Director has been approved by the UCU Executive Board Given the coronavirus p... Mar 15, 2020
2020 Irish Junior Chess Championships Postponed Dear chess players, chess parents and the wider chess community, I am very sorry we have had to postpone this year’s ... Mar 15, 2020
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