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Season Reports

Articles and Reports for the season under the Editorship of Chris Millar
Ulster Championships 2008

Ulster Championships 2008

The Ulster Championships were held at the Europa Hotel over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

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Queen's Best of Irish at Euro Club Cup 2008

Queen's Best of Irish at Euro Club Cup 2008

Queen's University Belfast competed in this year's prestigious European Club Cup from October 16th to 24th in the Athos Palace Hotel of Kallithea, Greece.

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Five-way tie for Ulster Rapidplay title

The Ulster Rapidplay Championship was held as usual over the Christmas-New Year Holiday period at the Belfast Boat Club.

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Three-way tie in Williamson

First played in 1912, the Williamson Shield is second only in prestige to the Ulster Championship among UCU events.

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Vorsprung Durch Technik

Vorsprung Durch Technik

The internationally rated German Chris Cohrs (FIDE 2211) took to the QUB Chess stage on Monday February 2nd, as he took on all comers and all at once in the Students' Union. The SU's modern Enterprise Unit proved the perfect location for the German doctor to provide an impressive display and a first class evening of chess for all the participants.

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FM Colm Daly Wins QUB Rapid '09

FM Colm Daly Wins QUB Rapid '09

The QUB Rapid 2009 was much publicised as Northern Ireland’s richest ever one day chess event and may also be remembered as among its most incident rich. Few tournaments begin with the controller and top seed trapped in a lift for twenty minutes prior to kick off and culminate in a joyous trophy collection from an emotional Frenchman.

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Tom Clarke Memorial Grand Prix

The Grand Prix is a season long competition in which players gain points in all the weekend events played in Northern Ireland. The imposing and unusual trophy is presented in memory of one of Ulster's finest players, Tom Clarke.

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City of Belfast Championships 2009

Belfast Boat Club was the venue for the City of Belfast Championships, which comprised both an open tournament for the Nemtzov Cup and also the Henderson Cup for under-1600 players. Play took place over the 16-17 May weekend.

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QUB Blitz, Students' Union, 7 April 2009

This was the fourth in a series of relatively informal blitz events organised by QUB Chess Club President, Chris Millar.

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QUB Blitz, Students' Union, 8 June 2009

This was another in the series of blitz events organised by QUB Chess Club President, Chris Millar.

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Civil Service Tournaments

The summer-long play-as-you-go tournament at the Maynard Sinclair Pavilion ended on the final Wednesday of September

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News
Omagh Rapidplay 3rd Dec 2022 - tournament report by B. Jamison 104 players have now taken part in the NI Rapid Grand Prix, with Omagh the 7th out of 10 tournaments in the series. On 3... Dec 04, 2022
December 2022 FIDE rating report - 14 more players make a debut Report by B. Jamison, FIDE National Arbiter The month of November saw a big wave of FIDE-rated events, with 14 players ... Dec 02, 2022
London Junior Chess Championships, Belfast Qualifier 1st Oct 2022 Methodist College series of Monthly tournaments kicked off with the qualifier for the prestigious London Junior Chess Ch... Nov 27, 2022
Eddie Hanzharov wins Gold Coast Blitz with 6/6 On 17th November, Bangor Chess Club held its last FIDE-rated event of 2022, the Gold Coast Blitz. Nov 26, 2022
December programming at Bangor Chess Club Nov 22, 2022
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Upcoming Events
Ulster Schools Individual Championships 2022 Come and challenge to become the Ulster Schools Chess Champion 2022. 10th December at Methodist College. Dec 10, 2022 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College,1 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6BY
FIDE-rated Ulster Blitz Championship 2022 Dec 29th The annual Ulster Blitz Championship will be FIDE rated and held at Greenisland FC Chess Club on Thursday 29th December. Dec 29, 2022 10:15 AM - 04:00 PM — Greenisland FC Clubhouse, 100 Glenkeen Av, Greenisland, BT38 8ST
FIDE-rated Dundonald Rapid Championship 2023 Saturday 7th January 2023. Civil Service Pavilion. This is event 8 of 10 in the NI FIDE Rapid Grand Prix 2022/2023 Jan 07, 2023 11:45 AM - 07:00 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
Williamson Championship 2023 20th-22nd January Start the New year with this wonderful historic tournament - over 100 years old - The Williamson Shield 2023. 5 rounds o... Jan 20, 2023 - Jan 22, 2023 — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
3rd Executive Board Meeting Location and agenda TBC Jan 24, 2023 - Jan 31, 2023 — TBC
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