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Articles and Reports for the season

Scannell, Newman and Murphy: 2009 champions

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

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Chess at Stormont 2009

The award ceremony for the Top young players and a Stormont Elite Chess competition at the Invitation of Green MLA Brian Wilson. An enjoyable end to the 2008/9 Series of Childrens Chess Tournaments.

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Hammel Cup 2009

Hammel Cup 2009

The UCU Summer Tournament was hosted this year by North Belfast Chess Club.

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North Belfast Handicap Rapidplay 2009

North Belfast Handicap Rapidplay 2009

After the UCU Summer Tournament ends each year, it is customary to hold the prizegiving the following week alongside a rapidplay handicap tournament.

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Museum Rapidplay 2009 report

On the 22nd November 2009 the UCU organised a Rapidplay tournament in the Belfast Room of the Ulster Museum. This was exactly one month after the Museum had re-opened following a three year closure and £17.2m refurbishment.

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Ulster Schools' Individuals Tournament 2009

The Ulster Schools Chess Council organised its 2009 Individual Championships at Methodist College, Belfast on Saturday 5th December.

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Ulster Rapidplay Championship 2009

For the fifth successive year the UCU's Championship Rapidplay was held over the Christmas holiday period at Belfast Boat Club.

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Fisherwick players dominate Williamson Shield

The 2010 edition of the Williamson Shield was held over the last weekend in January.

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QUB March 2010 Blitz

QUB Chess Club held another of its blitz tournaments at a new venue.

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QUB Rapid 2010 report

QUB Rapid 2010 report

On March 20th 2010 QUB played host to Belfast’s richest ever one day chess event, with the Spring sunshine and £1,000 prize fund attracting nearly 50 competitors from all over Ireland.

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Parlour April Blitz Report

Parlour April Blitz Report

QUB Chess brought its business back to The Parlour for another night of bar blitz. The lively south Belfast bar was the scene for a remarkable tournament which was sensationally only decided in the very last second of a play-off for first place. For the sizeable contingent of newcomers and the onlooking crowd this made for a great spectacle, for the regulars it will come as no surprise that the description tells the tale of a Steve “Metronome” Scannell win.

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Results from the 2010 City of Belfast Championships

The Championships were held at the Civil Service Maynard Sinclair Pavilion on 15-16 May.

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2010 AGM Report

A review of the main points arising from the 2010 AGM.

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QUB August Blitz, Café Krem, Monday 31 August 2009

After the final round of the Ulster Championships, nine players hot-footed it from the Europa Hotel to Queens’ University a mile away for another instalment of QUB blitz chess.

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QUB October Blitz, Café Krem, 29 October 2009

The QUB Chess Club celebrated the start of the University season with another of its open blitz tournaments.

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