Nemtzov Cup

The Nemtzov Cup is awarded to the winner of the Open (or Senior) section of the City of Belfast Championships.

The inaugural championship was held in November - December 1981, but subsequently the City of Belfast found its spot in the first half of the calendar year (which explains why there was no competition in 1982).

The Nemtzov Cup had originally been presented to the Belfast Chess Club as a trophy to go to the winner of that club's Championship. The winners of the trophy before the Belfast Chess Club folded in 1971 were H. Nelson (1966 and 1967), J. B. Tomson (1968), H. Nelson (1969), A. Cootes (1970) and J. Strawbridge (1971).

Winners

1981 - J. KENNEDY

1982 - NO COMPETITION

1983 - W. COLLINS

1984 - D. BLAIR

1985 - T. CLARKE

1986 - D. SIMPSON & T. BROWN

1987 - A. GILMORE

1988 - A. GILMORE

1989 - F. MacDONALD

1990 - G. JACKSON

1991 - S. MAINIE

1992 - T. CLARKE

1993 - M. SLOAN

1994 - T. CLARKE

1995 - A. GILLEN

1996 - B. KELLY

1997 - NO COMPETITION

1998 - NO COMPETITION

1999 - NO COMPETITION

2000 - R. McMASTER

2001 - NO COMPETITION

2002 - NO COMPETITION

2003 - T. CLARKE

2004 - T. CLARKE

2005 - B. KERN

2006 - M. WATERS

2007 - S. SCANNELL

2008 - S. SCANNELL

2009 - J. CAIRNS

2010 - G. FREEMAN

2011 - G. ANNESLEY & R. McMASTER

2012 - M. WATERS

2013 - S. SCANNELL

2014 - J. CAIRNS

2015 - G. HORVATH

2016 - S. RUSH

2017 - G. ANNESLEY

2018 - G. ANNESLEY

2019 - S. ESTEVE SANCHEZ

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