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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
News story: Elephant Chess Sculpture creates magic trail across Belfast city centre International sculptor Brendan Jamison has created a chess-themed charity sculpture for the NI Hospice in a special city... Jun 18, 2022
Ulster Rapidplay Championship 2022 took place on Sunday 22nd May. Some 26 players gathered at the Civil Service Pavilion. 12 in the top section and 14 in the intermediate section. With a... Jun 12, 2022
Newry Festival Report Over the last weekend of May, there was plenty of chess activity in Newry! Jun 01, 2022
The Belfast Megafinals took place on Saturday 14th May 2022 An opportunity to qualify for the Delancey Chess Challenge Gigafinals and to be part of one of the most prestigous and l... May 29, 2022
Ards Blitz Championship Tournament Report Ards hosted a Blitz Championship on Saturday 21st May 2022 and we have the results. May 24, 2022
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The 101st Irish Championship 2022 The Irish Championship 2022: First Weekender, The 101st Irish Championship 2022, The Irish Championship 2022: Rapid, The... Jul 01, 2022 - Jul 10, 2022 — Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Dublin
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