The Silver King

The official title of the Trophy awarded to the winner of Division 1 of the UCU Belfast & District Leagues is the Ulster Trophy, but it is generally referred to as the Silver King.

The Belfast News-Letter chess column for the 30th November 1893 announced that a new competition had been inaugurated to be competed for by various chess clubs of the city and some of the neighbouring clubs. The entries in the first season were from the Belfast, Holywood, Strandtown and Victoria clubs. The committee of the Belfast Chess Club presented a perpetual trophy for the winners of the competition. That trophy, officially called the "Ulster Trophy" but generally known as the "Silver King", is still competed for by the Division 1 teams of the UCU Belfast and District Leagues.

1894 - VICTORIA

1895 - HOLYWOOD

1896 - VICTORIA

1897 - BELFAST

1898 - BELFAST

1899 - BELFAST

1900 - BELFAST

1901 - VICTORIA

1902 - WARINGSTOWN

1903 - BELFAST

1904 - WARINGSTOWN

1905 - BELFAST

1906 - STRANDTOWN

1907 - LISBURN

1908 - BELFAST

1909 - BELFAST

1910 - BELFAST

1911 - VICTORIA

1912 - VICTORIA

1913 - VICTORIA

1914 - STRANDTOWN

1915-1919 - NO COMPETITION

1920 - CIYMS, STRANDTOWN & VICTORIA

1921-1922 - NO COMPETITION

1923 - BELFAST

1924 - VICTORIA

1925 - CIYMS

1926 - BELFAST

1927 - BELFAST

1928 - CIYMS

1929 - CIYMS

1930 - BELFAST

1931 - BELFAST

1932 - CIVIL SERVICE

1933 - CIVIL SERVICE

1934 - CIVIL SERVICE

1935 - BELFAST

1936 - NO COMPETITION

1937 - CIYMS

1938 - CIYMS

1939 - ULSTER

1940-1944 - NO COMPETITION

1945 - CIYMS

1946 - CIVIL SERVICE

1947 - CIYMS

1948 - BELFAST

1949 - CIVIL SERVICE

1950-1951 - NO COMPETITION

1952 - BELFAST

1953 - QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

1954 - QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

1955 - QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

1956 - QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

1957 - QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

1958 - CIYMS & QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

1959 - CIYMS & QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

1960 - QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

1961 - OLD CAMPBELLIANS

1962 - QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

1963 - QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

1964 - QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

1965 - QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

1966 - QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

1967 - QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

1968 - QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

1969 - QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

1970 - QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

1971 - FISHERWICK

1972 - FISHERWICK

1973 - QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

1974 - FISHERWICK

1975 - FISHERWICK

1976 - FISHERWICK

1977 - FISHERWICK

1978 - QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

1979 - CIYMS

1980 - NEWTOWNARDS

1981 - NEWTOWNARDS

1982 - CIYMS

1983 - CIYMS

1984 - NEWTOWNARDS & QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

1985 - CIYMS

1986 - CIYMS

1987 - SHORTS

1988 - QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

1989 - FISHERWICK

1990 - FISHERWICK-MALONE

1991 - QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

1992 - FISHERWICK-MALONE & NEWTOWNARDS

1993 - SHORTS

1994 - NEWTOWNARDS

1995 - FISHERWICK

1996 - FISHERWICK

1997 - NORTH BELFAST

1998 - NORTH BELFAST

1999 - NORTEL

2000 - RVH

2001 - NORTH BELFAST

2002 - RVH FALCONS

2003 - QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

2004 - FISHERWICK

2005 - CLIFTON HOUSE

2006 - CLIFTON HOUSE

2007 - CLIFTON HOUSE

2008 - QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

2009 - QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

2010 - RVH HAWKS

2011 - FISHERWICK

2012 - FISHERWICK

2013 - FISHERWICK

2014 - FISHERWICK

2015 - BALLYNAFEIGH

2016 - MULDOONS

2017 - BALLYNAFEIGH

2018 - MULDOONS

2019 - STRAND

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