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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Lockdown Summer Tournament: week3 The competition continues - with a few more players and some challenging chess games. Email me if you wish to join this ... May 26, 2020
The UK Chess Challenge this year is being held online I include the details from Email from the UK Chess Challenge organisers. The first Megafinal weekend is 20th/21st May. ... May 25, 2020
Lockdown Summer Tournament: week2 The Summer drop-in tournament continued on weds 13th May - with a few more players joining the fun and some good chess p... May 18, 2020
Lockdown Summer Tournament: week1 Week1 started with a small but enthusiastic team of chess players.Keen to get a slow game of chess. The format is the sa... May 07, 2020
Summer Tournament 2020 in lock-down Using the same rules as our usual Summer Tournament we will be running a Weds evening drop in tournament. With time limi... May 01, 2020
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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 08:25 PM
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