John Strawbridge Cup

UCU Belfast & District League Division 2 winners
The Belfast Junior Chess League was set up in October 1934. Its original members were 37th Old Boys (now known as Fisherwick), Belfast Deaf, CIYMS, Hilden and Queen's University and its first year of competition was 1934-35. The competition was suspended for only three seasons during the Second World War and when play resumed in the 1944-45 season the League was renamed Division 2. In 1959 H. H. McNeilly presented a solid silver cup on an oak base for the competition. Unfortunately something must have happened to the McNeilly Cup, because the winners since the 1980-81 season have been awarded the John Strawbridge Cup.
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BREAKING NEWS: Danny Roberts wins the NI Open Air Blitz Grand Prix. The 7 open air tournaments run brilliantly by Brendan Jamison contributed to the NI Open Air Grand Prix 2020. Danny fin... Oct 14, 2020
The 7th Open Air Chess Event celebrated the 6th year of The Global Chess Festival Held on 10th October 2020 at Bangor's McKee Clock chess players from 7 nations fought out an exciting Chess Blitz. Repor... Oct 14, 2020
Open Air Chess Delivers New Blitz Ratings Rating Report by Brendan Jamison, National Arbiter and Director of Chess NI Oct 07, 2020
Winter Tournament 2020 - virtual Using the same rules as our usual Summer Tournament we will be running a Monday evening drop in tournament. With time li... Oct 04, 2020
Summer Tournament 2020 active tournament and award ceremony The last weds of Sept 30th 2020 - saw the Summer tournament active tournament and Zoom award ceremony. Andrew Todd win... Oct 04, 2020
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Virtual Ulster Masters 2020 The Virtual Ulster Masters 2020 will take place over the weekend 21st - 22nd November 2020. 5 rounds. Nov 21, 2020 09:30 PM - 06:00 PM — lichess.org
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