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Contemporaneous articles posted on this site during the 2017-2017 season
Champions stumble against QUB

Champions stumble against QUB

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 1) Muldoons 1 got their Silver King defence off to a poor start as they were beaten by QUB 1, while Ballynafeigh 1 are the early leaders after beating Ballynafeigh 2.

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Ballynafeigh surge ahead

Ballynafeigh surge ahead

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 2) Ballynafeigh 1 have opened up a clear lead in Divison 1 after routing The A Team, while early indications are that an exciting chase for the Strawbridge Cup is developing.

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Ballynafeigh 2 upset The A Team

Ballynafeigh 2 upset The A Team

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 3) Ballynafeigh 2 move up to second place in Division 1 with a surprise win over The A Team, while Division 2 remains as tight as ever.

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QUB Blitz Tournament

Six rounds of blitz chess in the QUB Students' Union on November 21st.

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QUB sit atop Division 1 after A Team annihilation

QUB sit atop Division 1 after A Team annihilation

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 4) A convincing win for QUB 1 over The A Team puts them on top of Division 1 for the time being.

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Ballynafeigh 3 stun Kelly's Heroes to open up Division 2 lead

Ballynafeigh 3 stun Kelly's Heroes to open up Division 2 lead

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 5) Ballynafeigh 3 are emerging as the clear leaders in Division 2 after dominating a strong Kelly's Heroes team. Meanwhile in Division 1, it remains tight at the top as QUB 1 and Ballynafeigh 1 shared the points.

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Muldoons get QUB revenge to gain on leaders

Muldoons get QUB revenge to gain on leaders

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 6) An exciting three-way title race is brewing in Division 1 as Muldoons 1 made amends for their Week 1 defeat to QUB 1 to propel themselves back into title contention. In Division 2, Ballynafeigh 3 and QUB 2 drew their top-of-the-table clash while QUB 3 continue to steamroll Division 3.

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Ballynafeigh 1 pull clear after QUB slip up

Ballynafeigh 1 pull clear after QUB slip up

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 7) Ballynafeigh 1 extended their lead in the race for the Silver King after a convincing win against The A Team. Not only that, but they got some help from their second team who pulled off an unlikely comeback to defeat QUB 1.

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Ballynafeigh 1 extend lead with Muldoons win

Ballynafeigh 1 extend lead with Muldoons win

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 8) Ballynafeigh 1's good run of form continues as they brush aside Muldoons 1 to stretch their lead to 13 points.

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Lavery-Thompson

The winner of the first best game prize from the 2016/17 BSCC Open.

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Lavery wins Belfast South best game prize

Lavery wins Belfast South best game prize

Robert Lavery won the first of this season's best game prizes at the BSCC Open thanks to an exchange sacrifice against Bobby Thompson.

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Muldoons 1 snapping at leaders' heels after dominant win

Muldoons 1 snapping at leaders' heels after dominant win

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 10) Muldoons 1 moved to within two points of leaders Ballynafeigh 1 after swatting aside the Ormeau Road side's second team.

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Ballynafeigh 1 and Muldoons 1 pull away as season reaches halfway point

Ballynafeigh 1 and Muldoons 1 pull away as season reaches halfway point

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 11) With the league season reaching the halfway point, an exciting two-way battle for the Silver King is developing, while Ballynafeigh 3 stay at the head of Division 2 and QUB 3 continue their rampage through Division 3.

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Kelly's Heroes dent QUB 2's Strawbridge Cup hopes

Kelly's Heroes dent QUB 2's Strawbridge Cup hopes

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 12) QUB 2 lost valuable ground on Ballynafeigh 3 in Division 2 as they were beaten by Kelly's Heroes while the leaders brushed aside Muldoons 2.

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Ballynafeigh 1 just about prevail in close scrap with The A Team

Ballynafeigh 1 just about prevail in close scrap with The A Team

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 13) Ballynafeigh 1 continued their title challenge with a win over The A Team, but the bottom side put up some stiff resistance.

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Muldoons 1 pile on pressure after win against leaders

Muldoons 1 pile on pressure after win against leaders

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 14) The Silver King race intensified even further as holders Muldoons 1 beat leaders Ballynafeigh 1.

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Belfast Blitz and Bullet Championships

A new quick-fire event to raise funds for a planned St Petersburg vs Belfast junior match this summer.

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Muldoons 1 edge ahead

Muldoons 1 edge ahead

(B&D League Week 15) After handily beating Ballynafeigh 2, plus a win in a rescheduled match against QUB 1, champions Muldoons 1 have overtaken Silver King rivals Ballynafeigh 1.

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QUB 3 complete their stroll to Division 3 title

QUB 3 complete their stroll to Division 3 title

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 16) What had been obvious since at least December became a mathematical certainty this week as QUB 3 convincingly beat Ballynafeigh 5 to take the Division 3 plate with four matches to spare. Elsewhere, Muldoons 1 extended their lead with a win over The A Team while Division 2 got a bit more interesting as Ballynafeigh 3 lost for the first time this season.

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Muldoons 1 teach students a lesson as Division 1 lead grows

Muldoons 1 teach students a lesson as Division 1 lead grows

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 17) Reigning champions Muldoons 1 extended their lead with a convincing win over QUB 1.

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Ballynafeigh 1 reassert title challenge with blowout at the Bankers' Club

Ballynafeigh 1 reassert title challenge with blowout at the Bankers' Club

(B&D League 2016/17 - Week 18) Trailing Muldoons 1 by eight points with a match in hand, Ballynafeigh 1 needed a big win over bottom-placed The A Team - which is exactly what they got.

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Strawbridge Cup remains on Ormeau Road as Civil Service end QUB 2's hopes

Strawbridge Cup remains on Ormeau Road as Civil Service end QUB 2's hopes

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 19) Ballynafeigh 3 are this season's Strawbridge Cup winners after nearest rivals QUB 2 were comprehensively defeated by Civil Service.

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Muldoons 1 held to draw as title race takes another twist

Muldoons 1 held to draw as title race takes another twist

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 20) Muldoons 1's title defence hit a snag as they were held to an unexpected draw by Ballynafeigh 2 - and it could have gone worse for the Corporation Square side.

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Ballynafeigh 1 regain Silver King with QUB 1 whitewash

Ballynafeigh 1 regain Silver King with QUB 1 whitewash

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 21) With the two leading teams in Division 1 level on points going into the final round of matches, it was a simple matter of which team achieved the better result.

Ballynafeigh 1 regain Silver King with QUB 1 whitewash - Read More…

Lavery-McFarland

The winner of the second best game prize from the 2016/17 BSCC Open.

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Pavlov-Lavery

The winner of the third best game prize from the 2016/17 BSCC Open.

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Belfast South tournament: Two more best game prizes awarded

Belfast South tournament: Two more best game prizes awarded

There was so much great chess played in the post-Christmas portion of this season's BSCC Open that the organisers have decided to award not one but two best game prizes.

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Ulster Masters 2016

The Ulster Masters will take place over 3 days, 14th - 16th October at Queens University, Belfast.

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Omagh rapidplay 2017

This years Omagh rapidplay will take place on Saturday December 3rd at Christian Brothers Grammar School.

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The 6th Ulster Blitz Championships 2016

The 6th Ulster Blitz Championships 2016 at Ballynafeigh Chess Club Tuesday 27th December

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Williamson Shield 2017

The Williamson Shield will this year be held in the Maynard Smith Pavillion Sports Facility at Stormont Estate over the weekend of 28th - 29th January.

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Report - Omagh rapidplay 2016

Report - Omagh rapidplay 2016

Another excellent turnout at the Omagh rapidplay on its 3rd year running.

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49th Mulcahy Memorial Chess Congress - €1500 Prize-money

For those who would like to start the new year with some chess and visit a lovely city...... 49th Mulcahy Memorial Chess Congress - €1500 Prize-money Friday January 6 – Sunday January 8, 2017 Venue: Gresham Metropole Hotel, McCurtain Street, Cork (5min from railway station and 2min from bus station). For special rates contact the hotel here and mention the ‘Mulcahy Chess Tournament’ when booking. Mulcahy Memorial Congress: This is a one section tournament open to all players.

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6th Ulster Blitz Championship 2016 - report

6th Ulster Blitz Championship 2016 - report

The 6th Ulster Blitz Championship 2016 attracted 25 participants this year. In total they completed 216 games over 18 rounds. This time control and style of chess made for another great days entertainment over the festive period and the opportunity to play against a wide variety of opponents.

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UCU Rapidplay 2017

The 2017 UCU Rapidplay (one day event) will take place in the Ulster Museums intimate Belfast room on 19th March.

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Ulster Rapidplay Championships 2017 - report

Ulster Rapidplay Championships 2017 - report

The 2017 Ulster Rapidplay Championships were held in the ambient Belfast room of the Ulster Museum.

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