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2013-2014 season

Articles from 2013-2014 season under the editorship of Adrian Donford-Smith

This was a busy year for news items as a couple of regular posters provided reports from league matches and long running tournaments.

The season also saw the rejuvenation of a monthly Newsletter which itself encouraged the creation of regular tournament reports.

B&D League - Part 2, Week 4 round-up

B&D League - Part 2, Week 4 round-up

Fisherwick retake the lead, while Bangor slip up in Division 2.

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Bangor back on form

Bangor back on form

Bangor travelled to NICS on Thursday for their first meeting in Division 2 after the ignominious trouncing they received in the last match of the previous All-Play-All stage of the League competition. From his sick bed, Bangor club captain William McGratten send his team forward to try their best.

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Williamson 2014

Now over 100 years old, the Williamson Shield was up for grabs over the weekend of 22/23 February at the familiar venue of The Maynard Sinclair Pavilion. Always a popular event in the UCU calendar.

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3 weeks to go

3 weeks to go

Only 3 weeks left in Belfast South's regular Monday tournament. Top honours are far from certain and there is just enough time for outsiders to get a couple of games in to meet the qualifying quota and maybe steal a win.

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B&D League - week 5 analysis

B&D League - week 5 analysis

Five weeks in and both divisions have leaders almost a full game-set of points ahead of their closest challenger. But there are at least another 9 weeks left and with some startling results and upsets already, especially in Division 2, consistency might be hard to come by.

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Ballynafeigh Do It Again

Ballynafeigh Division 2 squads both entertained opposition on Tuesday night: Paddy Magee's team took on NICS while the 4th team lead by Dennis Wilkinson setup ready for Belfast South's Kelly's Heroes. Anything could happen in either match.

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Childrens Chess April 2014

Monthly opportunity to play chess for Primary and Secondary Students. A fun tournament and chess puzzle competition.

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B&D League - Part 2, Week 6 round-up

B&D League - Part 2, Week 6 round-up

Another lead change in Division 1, while NICS slip up in the Division 2 title hunt.

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Belfast South Finale

The final game night for the Belfast South Flexible Tournament is coming up on Monday 24th March. The winner has yet to be decided so there is everything to play for; well, for some folks anyway.

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B&D League - Part 2, Week 7 round-up

B&D League - Part 2, Week 7 round-up

As the divisional stage reaches the halfway point, Fisherwick retake the Division 1 lead yet again, while Bangor extend their Division 2 lead.

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B&D League - Part 2, Week 8 round-up

B&D League - Part 2, Week 8 round-up

The highlight of the week was undoubtedly Tuesday night at Ballynafeigh Community House, when the Division 1 title chase was blown wide open on a remarkable night of chess.

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B&D League - Part 2, Week 9 round-up

B&D League - Part 2, Week 9 round-up

Lindores take another chunk out of Fisherwick's lead with a big win over Lagan.

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NICS vs Fruithill

Back at home and NICS entertained Fruithill for their final meeting in the season; usually two well matched squads as board imbalances even out for the match. First match of the year went 4-0 for Fruithill, a draw in the second match. Could NICS actually nick more than a point on the night?

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NICS Winter Lackadaisical

On the afternoon of Sunday 23rd March, NICS hosted their second lackadaisical rapidplay of the season, the 3rd in their grand prix series. A shortened field this time.

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Tournament Finale

Tournament Finale

Belfast South's Autumn/Winter Tournament reached its finale on Monday night. After 19 weeks of competition it came down to the final week to determine the winner

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B&D League - Part 2, Week 10 round-up

B&D League - Part 2, Week 10 round-up

Lindores are almost tripped up by an under-strength Ballynafeigh 1 team, and Bangor go even further ahead in Division 2 with a dominant whitewash of Muldoons 2.

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Mega-final: The Delancey UK Schools' Chess Challenge 2014

The Mega-final of the Delancey UK Schools’ Chess Challenge will be held on May 17th 2014 at Methodist College, Belfast.

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Ulster Rapidplay Championship 2014

The top Ulster Rapidplay tournament - who's going to be this years Champion?

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Cap'n Kelly Disappoints

For the first time, Belfast South travelled out to Dundonald to play NICS at their home venue. Kelly's Heroes arrived in bristling form not quite expecting the topsy-turvey match in store for them.

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Gawain Jones GM Simultaneous

The UCU has secured the services of top English GM Gawain Jones for a thirty board simultaneous display on Wednesday 14th May.

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