You are here: Home Membership Clubs QUB Club News League reports Belfast & District League 2007-2008 Super Tuesday at QUB as Galacticos win Battle of PFC

Super Tuesday at QUB as Galacticos win Battle of PFC

Having previously defeated the QUB Galacticos on a rain soaked December evening in North Belfast, Stephen Wood's side this time made the return journey south to play the University men on their own patch - the fortress-like Peter Froggatt Centre.
Super Tuesday at QUB as Galacticos win Battle of PFC

(Front to back) Scannell and Housty shake; Walls snubs Masterson's attempts to end their feud; and McCaughey observes peacefully

Each side were in desperate need of a team win and the requisite bonus points to keep alive a strong challenge for the League title and Silver King.

Unfortunately, North Belfast were again to play the fixture a man short, but this time with the knowledge that they had defeated Queen's despite such a handicap before and that their board 1 David Houston was back to bolster their line-up. The pressure on Wood's team was only increased by North Belfast's post-Christmas slump, which has seen them lose to both bottom side Lagan and last year's champions Clifton House.

For the first time all season, QUB were set to name an unchanged line-up in a bid to continue their 100% winning record in 2008. With pairings such as Houston v Scannell, Masterson v Walls, Wood v Grzymek and Lavery v McCaughey, the stage was all set for what may be well-billed as the "Battle of the PFC".

A full report, including video, head-to-head results and the league table after this week's fixtures, can be found here:

Coaching theme: The Art of Deflection An instructive 22 move game of Danny Roberts illustrating the art of Deflection. Article by Brendan Jamison. Feb 28, 2021
Chess NI Youth Championships 2021 On Saturday 20th February 2021 young players aged 8 - 24 played in the NI Youth Chess Championships. Feb 28, 2021
Ulster Chess and Bangor Club lose a much beloved and highly respected member. Ron Henderson passed from this life on Christmas day. Ron was a friend to many in the Ulster Chess World. Many players e... Feb 18, 2021
Tournament Report: 46 enter Valentine's Day Blitz VALENTINE'S DAY BLITZ, Sunday 14 February 2021 run by Brendan Jamison. Feb 14, 2021
The Winter tournament standings after 16 weeks. The Winter tournament has been running on mondays for 16 weeks. What are the current standings. With 6 weeks of the tour... Feb 14, 2021
More news…
« March 2021 »
Upcoming Events
The ICU are have announced: 100th Irish Championship 2021 This was last run successfully with distance rules enforced last year. The ICU hope to repeat this this year at the End ... Jul 31, 2021 - Aug 08, 2021 — Collaiste Eanna, Co Dublin
Upcoming events…