Down to the Wire

The penultimate week of Ulster League Chess in 2008/09 has left both Divisions 1 and 2 going right to the wire. All will be decided in the Peter Froggatt Centre on April 21st, when Grand Slam Tuesday sees the top two clash in both leagues to determine who will be taking home the silverware in 2009. It’s show time baby.

In Division 1, leaders QUB will host their only remaining challengers, RVH. QUB’s 5 point cushion means they require only a 1.5-3.5 loss to guarantee clear first place and retention of the coveted Silver King.

http://quis.qub.ac.uk/chess/qubb.htm#lagan4

In Division 2, it’s again QUB leading the way but not quite over the line yet. They simply need to avoid defeat against rivals Fisherwick B in their final fixture. A draw or better would secure the John Strawbridge Trophy for the University. Damien Cunningham reports on this week’s action here:

http://quis.qub.ac.uk/chess/qubbreports.htm#fortwilliam

Remember that the league standings are available from here:

http://www.ulsterchess.org/Tourney/resultsservice/competitions/comp-40/cvt_event/154/standings#standings

http://www.ulsterchess.org/Tourney/resultsservice/competitions/comp-41/cvt_event/155/standings#standings

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