Queen's on Top

The final set of league fixtures for 2008 saw teams at opposite ends of the table meet as Queen's University hosted Bangor.
Queen's on Top

McGrattan didn't miss his photo opportunity with the stars

QUB were looking to finish 2008 on the high a fantastic year deserved. Crowned Ulster Champions in May and even finishing as the best Irish team at the Euro Club Cup in October, the University outfit aimed to round the year off with a win to secure league leader status entering 2009.

Bangor, meanwhile, entered the Peter Froggatt Centre with the more humble ambition of getting their first bonus points of the season having lost all 3 of their Division 1 matches to date. The seasiders were no doubt a little star struck at the array of chess talent on display in the Queen's team, and the Uni men generously took time out before the game to pause for photos and autographs.

Could Bangor overcome the odds to turn the tables on Queen's? "Steady Eddie" Whiteside, Alan McConnell, James O'Fee, William McGrattan and Kevin Agnew took up the challenge against Chris Cohrs, Steve Scannell, Eamonn Walls, Andrew Higgins and Chris Millar.

Full story:

http://quis.qub.ac.uk/chess/qubb.htm#bangor2

Blitzing next week? You should be - entry is FREE for all players not previously at a QUB Blitz! 1st prize = £50

http://quis.qub.ac.uk/chess/qubblitz.htm

News
New Chess Club in Belfast New chess club starting in Belfast- all ages and abilities welcome. Location: Morton Community Centre, Lorne St Time: ... Oct 02, 2022
The Ulster Masters 2022 will be held at Lisburn Chess Club This years Ulster Masters will have 5 rounds. One on friday evening 11th Nov and two each on Saturday 12th, Sunday 13th ... Oct 02, 2022
Downpatrick Rapid - 17th September 2022 The NI Rapidplay Grand Prix continued with the Downpatrick Rapidplay 17th Sept. So far, 40 players have competed in the... Oct 02, 2022
Roaming Knights in North Belfast will celebrate its one year anniversary 22nd Oct 2022 Roaming Knights in North Belfast will celebrate its one year anniversary with a special chess cake and afternoon rapid t... Oct 02, 2022
October 2022 FIDE rating report - 15 players make a FIDE debut Report by B.Jamison, FIDE National Arbiter The month of September saw 5 FIDE-rated events in total, 2 blitz and 3 rapid... Sep 30, 2022
More news…
« October 2022 »
October
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031
Upcoming Events
FIDE-rated Newry Autumn Rapid Sunday 9th October 2022 This is event 4 of 10 in the NI FIDE Rapid Grand Prix 2022/2023 Oct 09, 2022 10:30 AM - 05:00 PM — Sticky Fingers Arts Centre, 10 Upper Edward Street, Newry, BT35 6AX
FIDE-rated Groomsport Autumn Blitz 2022 FIDE-rated Blitz competition to be held Thursday 13th October at Groomsport. Oct 13, 2022 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM — Church of Ireland Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, Co. Down, BT19 6JR
Ladies Day The first in the 2022/2023 season Ladies Day event will be held by Queen's Chess Club. Oct 16, 2022 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM — Blue Sky Room - Queen's University Belfast Student Union
Halloween Groomsport Rapid Church of Ireland Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport Thursday 27th October. 7:30pm to 10:30pm. Six rounds of 12+0.... Oct 27, 2022 07:30 PM - 10:30 PM — Bangor Chess Club, Church of Ireland Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport
FIDE-rated Greenisland Rapid Championship 2022 Oct. 30th Sunday 30th October 2022. This is event 6 of 10 in the NI FIDE Rapid Grand Prix 2022/2023. 1pm to 5:30pm. 8 rounds of 12... Oct 30, 2022 01:00 PM - 06:30 PM — Greenisland FC Clubhouse, 100 Glenkeen Av, Greenisland, BT38 8ST
Upcoming events…