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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
2nd November saw the Childrens Chess series of Tournaments Start A brilliant warmup to the December Ulster Schools Championships. Young players gathered at Methody College for an aftern... Dec 02, 2019
UK Open Blitz Championship 2019 : Belfast Qualifier The winners qualify for the UK Open Blitz Championship 2019. Belfast ran one of 8 qualifying tournaments. With several U... Nov 13, 2019
Bangor FIDE-rated Halloween Blitz 2019 Bangor is probably the most active club holding brilliant events with coaching and tournaments. These continue with the ... Nov 13, 2019
What a Corker - Martin Kelly reports from the 2019 Cork Major. Its always good to see our players travel and enjoy tournaments out of Ulster... Martin Kelly, Cathal Murphy, Barney McG... Nov 04, 2019
Ron Henderson a big thankyou from Bangor Chess Club On November 2nd 2019 Bangor chess club awarded club founder Ron Henderson with Honorary Life Membership. Nov 04, 2019
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Williamson Shield 2020 Start the New year with this wonderful historic tournament - over 100 years old - The Williamson Shield 2020. Jan 18, 2020 - Jan 19, 2020 — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
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