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Winners of the Dr McSparran Cup

In 1960 Dr McSparran presented his perpetual Cup to the Ulster Chess Union. The Cup is awarded to the winner of the Ulster Senior Championship.

Winners 1960 to date

1960 - E. O'HARE

1961 - E. O'HARE

1962 - H. HARTE & E. O'HARE

1963 - E. O'HARE & E. WHITESIDE

1964 - H. McGRILLEN & E. O'HARE

1965 - J. L MOLES & M. O'LEARY

1966 - H. BOYD

1967 - J. L. MOLES

1968 - M. O'LEARY

1969 - E. O'HARE

1970 - F. COLL

1971 - J. NICHOLSON

1972 - R. DEVENNEY

1973 - J. NICHOLSON

1974 - A. McDAID

1975 - P. HADDEN & D. HARKIN

1976 - J. NICHOLSON & E. WHITESIDE

1977 - J. NICHOLSON

1978 - K. ALLEN

1979 - K. ALLEN

1980 - K.ALLEN, J. HEGARTY, J. KENNEDY & D. McGILL

1981 - NOT COMPLETED

1981/82 - D. HOUSTON & M. SMYTH

1982/83 - M. SMYTH

1983/84 - M. SMYTH & T. CLARKE

1984/85 - M. ORR

1985/86 - K. ALLEN

1986/87 - T. BROWN & N. CARTON

1987/88 - K ALLEN, D. HOUSTON & M. ORR

1988/89 - K. ALLEN & M. ORR

1989/90 - D. HOUSTON

1990/91 - D. SIMPSON

1991/92 - K. GREER

1992/93 - A. GILLEN

1993/94 - S. GILLEN & K. GREER

1994/95 - S. GILLEN & B. KELLY

1995/96 - A. GILLEN

1996/97 - A. GILLEN

1997/98 - M. HOLMES & J. McDONNELL

1998/99 - J. McDONNELL & S. SCANNELL

1999/2000 - T. DOUGLAS, M. HOLMES & S. SCANNELL

2000/01 - S. SCANNELL

2001/02 - M. ORR

2002/03 - T. CLARKE

2003/04 - S. SCANNELL

2005 - T. CLARKE

2006 - M. WATERS & S. SCANNELL

2007 - S. SCANNELL

2008 - S. SCANNELL

2009 - S. SCANNELL

2010 - M. WATERS

2011 - M. WATERS

2012 - M. WATERS

2013 - M. REDMAN

2014 - G. HORVATH

The Championship had always been a closed event (albeit, under the Rules first established in 1932, one year's residence sufficed) but there was a major change in 2015 when the Championship was opened up to all comers. However, the title of Ulster champion still goes to the highest placed eligible player.

2015 - G. HORVATH

2016 - S. RUSH

2017 - S. SCANNELL

2018 - T. DONALDSON

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