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Unstoppable Queen's Decimate Fisherwick

Unstoppable Queen's Decimate Fisherwick

Fisherwick v. Queen's; table toppers v. champions; Evil Empire v. European heavyweights. In short, the biggest league clash in the recent history of Ulster Chess.

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Makeshift QUB Move Closer to Title

Makeshift QUB Move Closer to Title

Last week’s superb 4-1 spanking of Fisherwick undeniably made reigning champions Queen’s clear favourites to lift the Silver King in 2009. However, there were still 3 games to go until the season’s end. James Bond never has enough time to relax and have a cup of tea before saving the day. Chris Millar, 007 of Ulster Chess, was to find things little different.

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Walls Wins QUB April Blitz

Walls Wins QUB April Blitz

Out of term time though it was, Tuesday April 7th saw the Students’ Union play host to a full house. Maximo Park did their part - drawing crowds into the Mandela Hall – but the main event was taking place next door in the building’s basement, where Bar Sub was the venue for the QUB April Blitz.

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Whitewashing the Wannabees

Whitewashing the Wannabees

With Division 2 racing towards a final day decider between QUB B and Fisherwick B on April 21st, Queen's captain Damien Cunningham reports on the University's progress in their bid to win the John Strawbridge Trophy. The coverage of the title run in starts with Cunningham's team making the journey to bottom side Bangor Wannabees.

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Upcoming Events
Sligo Spring Tournament 2023 A popular event for which the UCU was glad to receive an invite. The tournament will be held 3-5 February Feb 03, 2023 - Feb 05, 2023 — Diamond Coast Hotel, Enniscrone, Co Sligo, F26 E9F9
FIDE-rated Lisburn Rapid Championship 2023 Friday 10th Feb. Friday 10th February 2023 This is event 9 of 10 in the NI FIDE Rapid Grand Prix 2022/2023 Feb 10, 2023 07:00 PM - 10:15 PM — Lisburn Chess Club, 60-62 Longstone Street
February 11th Childrens Chess 12:30 – 5:00 The monthly schools chess tournaments continues at Methodist College. Feb 11, 2023 12:30 PM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College,1 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6BY
City of Bangor Winter Blitz 2023 A 6 round competition with a time control of 10+0 on Thursday 16th February Feb 16, 2023 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM — Church of Ireland Groomsport Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR
Ladies Day The second in the 2022/2023 season Ladies Day event will be held by Greenisland FC Chess Club Feb 26, 2023 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM — Greenisland FC Chess Club, 100 Glenkeen Avenue, Greenisland, BT38 8ST
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