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Season Reports

Articles and Reports for the season

At this time the UCU's own website was in it early stage of development and it had just started to carry articles and reports.

This season's Archive includes articles from then and additional material published through the Ulster Chess News and County Down Spectator notes plus the Master Class series during the summer

Master Class 2004

Master Class 2004

A series of Master Classes held during the summer of 2004, organised by Bangor Chess Club. The classes were led by Arlo White, Steve Scannell and Eddie Whiteside

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Getting back into the groove

Getting back into the groove

"Chess Notes" from County Down Spectator, 23 Sep 2004

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Bangor 23rd Chess Congress

The Bangor Chess Congress is the opening tournament to the senior season and takes the form of a six round rapidplay.

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Baracudas Open Season

Baracudas Open Season

"Chess Notes" from County Down Spectator, 8 Nov 2004

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Bangor Derby

Bangor Derby

"Chess Notes" from County Down Spectator, 18 Nov 2004

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Bombardier come-up short

Bombardier come-up short

"Chess Notes" from County Down Spectator, 2 Dec 2004

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Baracudas hold their breath

Baracudas hold their breath

"Chess Notes" from County Down Spectator, 8 Dec 2004

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Portadown get out the salt

Portadown get out the salt and send Bombardier home smarting

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Malone rout Civil Service

In a spectacular turn-a-round, Malone come back from a whitewash last week to vent their spleen on Civil Service.

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Belfast Summerfest 2005

The Belfast Summerfest tournament, the final weekend tournament of the Ulster chess season, was held at the Belfast Boat Club on the weekend of the 11th and 12th June 2005.

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MCB Halloween Tournament 2005

This annual Tournament is held annually in Methody and coincides with the first stage of the UK Chess International, an event organised by Michael Basman.

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Introduction

Over the past two years the Methodist College chess club has enjoyed extraordinary success both in team and individual competition.

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The All Ireland Colleges Tournament

In 2004 it was Dublin’s turn to host Ireland’s most important school’s chess competition, and the private school Gonzaga College was chosen as the venue for the tournament in which Methody was to be represented in the under nineteen section.

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Ulster Schools League 2004

The season began with a traditionally difficult trip up to St. Columb’s of Londonderry.

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Tournament Successes

Throughout the season, players notched up regular tournament successes

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The Civil Service Summer Tournament

This senior competition takes the format of a flexible tournament between April and September.

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The Ulster Schools Individuals Tournament

This year Ulster’s most prestigious schools individual tournament took place in R.B.A.I and featured an unprecedented number of first place successes for Methody players.

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News
UK Open Blitz Championships 2023 - Belfast Qualifier - Sept 30th An opportunity to qualify for the UK Open Blitz Championships 2023. Belfast is holding one of the 8 qualifying tournamen... Sep 20, 2023
New FIDE National Arbiters list The Ireland Federation has now got 9 FIDE-licensed National Arbiters in Northern Ireland. While a couple have retired as... Sep 18, 2023
Brilliant Primary School Chess organisation and resources for teachers : Ficheall The Ficheall board works closely with selected coordinators in each geographical area of Ireland who, in turn, support t... Sep 17, 2023
Mega week at Bangor Chess Club: Blindfold / Blitz / AGM / Congress This week sees 4 events at Groomsport as Bangor Chess Club builds momentum during its third week of the new season. Sep 17, 2023
Magic at the wonderful City of Derry Tournament report by Brendan Jamison Sep 11, 2023
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Upcoming Events
FIDE Rated City of Bangor Congress 2023 Sep 23, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Church of Ireland Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR, Northern Ireland
UK Blitz Championships 2023 - Belfast Qualifier - Sept 30th An opportunity to qualify for the UK Blitz Championships. Belfast is holding one of the 8 qualifying tournaments across ... Sep 30, 2023 10:45 AM - 06:00 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
U1800 Greenisland FIDE Classic Oct 01, 2023 10:00 AM - 07:00 PM — Greenisland FC Chess
FIDE Rated Groomsport Blitz Championship 2023 Oct 05, 2023 07:30 PM - 10:15 PM — Church of Ireland Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR, Northern Ireland
LJCC - Belfast Qualifier 2023: 7th October An opportunity for Primary Students to Qualify for the London Junior Chess Championships and for Secondary pupils to enj... Oct 07, 2023 09:15 AM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College,1 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6BY
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