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

The highlight in terms of team success was perhaps the team’s winning of the All Ireland College’s Under 19 Championship in Dublin in 2004. However, also in 2004, the college team won the Ulster Schools’ 1st Division with a 100% record and reached the quarter final stage of the prestigious British National School Championships, only to be eliminated by first seeds Oldham Blue Coat Grammar School, .

In addition, numerous tournament victories were recorded by Methody players in both school and senior individual competitions during the 2004/05 season. Amongst other tournament successes, Chris Millar became Ulster Under 19 Champion and won the inaugural Lumen Christi College Secondary Schools Individuals Championship, while Ananda Srinivasan won the Ulster Under 14 Individuals competition and also finished first in the Civil Service Tournament to collect the prestigious Hammel Cup.  Between these two players, over £600 was won in prize money this season. Particularly notable individual successes were also recorded by Simon who Wright became the Ulster Under 16 champion and Nicola Hood who retained her title as Ulster Schoolgirls Champion.

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