You are here: Home Archives Ulster Chronicles 2018-2019 season UCU Web 2018 Strand 1 confirmed as new league champs after win over QUB 1

Strand 1 confirmed as new league champs after win over QUB 1

(B&D League 2018/19 Week 19) Strand 1 have secured their first ever Silver King after a 3.5-1.5 victory at QUB 1.

Division 1

  • QUB 1 1.5-3.5 Strand 1
  • Ballynafeigh 2 2-3 Kelly's Heroes
  • Civil Service 1.5-3.5 Ballynafeigh 1
  • Fruithill Hawks 2-3 QUB 1

Strand 1 went to QUB 1 knowing that a draw against the students would be enough for their first Silver King in only their second year of existence. Calum Leitch, Daniil Zelenchuk, and Modestas Razbadauskas all drew against their QUB counterparts - Sergio Esteve Sanchez, Daniel Diaz-Roncero Gonzalez, and Samuel Ngieng respectively - but Michael Sheerin and John Bradley were not going to be satisfied with the bare minimum, and put their opponents to the sword to secure the title with authority. Kelly's Heroes continued their good form but had some nervy moments against Ballynafeigh 2, while Ballynafeigh 1 saw off bottom side Civil Service. QUB 1 were in action twice this week, as they narrowly defeated the Fruithill Hawks in a rescheduled match from Week 15.

Standings

PlayedPoints
Strand 1 (Champions) 16 85
QUB 1 16 60.5
Kelly's Heroes 17 60.5
Ballynafeigh 1 15 59
Fruithill Hawks 16 57.5
Ballynafeigh 2 15 35
Civil Service 17 34.5

Division 3

  • Bangor 2 5-0 QUB 3 (forfeit)
  • Strand 3 2.5-2.5 Ballynafeigh 3
  • Ballynafeigh 4 2-3 Strand 4
  • Fruithill Ravens 4-1 QUB 3

Bangor 2 received a big boost in their hunt for the Division 3 Plate after QUB 3 forfeit their crunch match due to a lack of available players. This eliminates QUB 3 from contention, and after a rescheduled match from Week 7 between QUB 3 and the Fruithill Ravens, which ended in a 4-1 victory for the Andersonstown Road side after QUB 3 could only field three players, the Groomsport side are 12 points ahead with only 14 more points available. Next week is a free week for Bangor 2, so they will be watching closely for the result from the Ravens' match against Ballynafeigh 3 - anything other than a win for the Ravens hands the Plate to Bangor 2. Despite fielding only four players, bottom side Ballynafeigh 3 came away with a creditable draw against Strand 3, including the upset of the week as Robert Brown (679) defeated Brian Fitzsimons (821). However, they will be left with the wooden spoon after Strand 4 narrowly defeated Ballynafeigh 4.

Standings

PlayedPoints
Bangor 2 17 89
Fruithill Ravens 16 77
QUB 3 15 62
Ballynafeigh 4 16 47.5
Strand 3 15 42
Strand 4 15 41
Ballynafeigh 3 16 26.5
Navigation
News
Naomi Long MLA invites top players for an award ceremony and tournament at Stormont. With the end of the chess season. Naomi Long MLA invited the top young players who were placed in the 4 top places for t... Jun 24, 2024
The Belfast Megafinal took place on 11th May 2024 We are fortunate to be able to run the Belfast Megafinal where players can qualify for the Delancey Chess Challenge and ... Jun 17, 2024
Annual General Meeting 2024 2023/2024 season is rapidly coming to a close and with this comes the announcement of the UCU’s Annual General Meeting... Jun 15, 2024
The Ulster Fischer Random Championship took place on Sunday 2nd June. With 7 rounds of 20mins and 5 sec increments. Each round having a different starting position. We were on to see who wou... Jun 09, 2024
June 2024 FIDE NI rating report By Brendan Jamison May 31, 2024
More news…
« July 2024 »
July
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031
Upcoming Events
The Summer Tournament Weds 17th July at Civil Service Pavilion The Summer Tournament is at Civil Service Social Club starting Wednesday 1st May 2024 at the Maynard Sinclair Pavilion a... Jul 17, 2024 07:30 PM - 10:45 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
FIDE RATED Bangor Towerview Teen Challenge Charity Blitz 2024 Jul 25, 2024 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM — Towerview Church Hall, 47 Towerview Crescent, Bangor, BT19 6BA, Northern Ireland
The Citi Belfast Charity Rapidplay 2024 FIDE rated rapidplay tournament at Citi Offices on Thursday 1st August Round 1 starts at 7:30pm. All monies being donat... Aug 01, 2024 07:00 AM - 10:30 PM — Citi, Gateway Offices, 60 Sydenham Rd, Belfast BT3 9DP.
Summer Chess School 2024 - August 7th/8th/9th Weds - Fri The Ulster Chess Union is running a 3 Day Summer Chess School for Children, Beginners to Expert. Aug 07, 2024 - Aug 09, 2024 — Ormeau Park - Ormeaul Bowling Club hall
Simul at Bangor Further details to follow Aug 08, 2024 07:30 PM - 10:30 PM — 47 Tower Crescent, Bangor, BT19 6BA
Upcoming events…