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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.
FM Colm Daly Wins QUB Rapid '09

David Baras enjoys the prize-giving

39 competitors braved the frost and snow for a competition which provided more than enough heat to make the cold outside seem a million miles away. A superb day of chess rewarded the participants for making the journey, with the five round format as ever excelling in accentuating the ups, downs and unpredictabilities of tournament play.

FIDE Master Colm Daly made the trip up from Dublin to win the Open section. His 4.5 out of 5 score sealed top spot, the £350 winner's cheque and the glittering trophy to go with it.

Frenchman David Baras finished with a perfect 5/5 to win the Challengers section.

The full report, complete with pics and video content is available here:

http://quis.qub.ac.uk/chess/tourneys.htm#qubrapid

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