Rookies Articles

The complete works of Rookie from May 1983 until 1991. These include additional articles from Martin's cutting service and even some "Letters to Editor"
Glorney Cup Fund Tournament

Glorney Cup Fund Tournament

While the chess season has not yet fully begun, the second Glorney Cup Fund One-day tournament at Queen’s University Students' Union marked a successful pipe-opener. The big question everyone was asking was how would the Gillen brothers fare after picking up the British Under-12 and Under-13 title in Plymouth

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Chess champs bring cup to North

Chess champs bring cup to North

Five young Newcastle lads have become all-Ireland chess champions. They swept to victory in the finals of the Community Games chess championships held at Mosney, bringing the cup North for the first time.

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North's players win chess honours

North's players win chess honours

Welcome to our first ever chess column, which will take a weekly look at the Irish chess scene, featuring a chess game for you to browse through.

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Lamb gets the chop

Lamb gets the chop

The next important local tournament is the Belfast Festival, held at Queen's University Student's Union scnak bar on May 20-22/5/83. There are three sections, the OPne (1,800 + grading), the Major (1,450 - 1,799) and the Minor (up to 1,499) with entry fees £8, £7 and £6 respectively *half fees for under-16's and O.A.P.s). To enter ring David Houston at Belfast 660620

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Roger Dodges Defeat

Roger Dodges Defeat

Ever since the 1972 Fischer-Spassky Worl Championship, the popularity of chess, especially among the young, has rocketed. Most schools have chess clubs, while most towns have clubs open to all ages, often using the library to meet in weekly. Two Belfast clubs are Fisherwick, Wilson House, Eglantine Avenue and CIYMS, Circular Road, off Holywood Road. Why not join a chess club now?

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News
More Cyber UCU events to play The Brendan Jamison has organised more fun Cyber events. A slower paced competition on Friday with each playing having a... Apr 07, 2020
Muhtarim-El Haque wins the first Ulster Cyber Rapid Championship The Ulster Chess Union Cyber competitions continue with the Cyber Rapid Championship. Held on Sunday 5th April. Apr 06, 2020
Michael Waters wins the Ulster Open Bullet Championship 2020 The Ulster Open Bullet Championship was run online on Friday 3 April on LiChess. Apr 04, 2020
69 Blitz it out in UCU’s first online event On Wednesday 1 April, we had 69 locals battling it out in the Ulster Cyber Blitz Championship #001. Report by Brendan J... Apr 03, 2020
Ulster Cyber Rapid Championship #001 Time control: 10+5 Sunday 5 April 2020 6pm to 9pm (UK/Ireland time) Apr 01, 2020
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Ulster Cyber Classic Friday 10th 12 noon to 6pm. 60mins per player or opt for 30mins with Beserk. Apr 10, 2020 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM
All UCU tournaments and chess talks during April/May/June are hereby cancelled. The below statement by the UCU Tournament Director has been approved by the UCU Executive Board CANCELLATION OF ALL R... Jun 30, 2020 10:25 PM
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