Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Strandtown Chess Academy

Today saw the return of the Strandtown Chess Academy after the Halloween break. By the end of the day Patrick McEvoy remained at the top of the ladder despite a tough challenge from Leon Hamilton. This was Patrick's second week at the top! Other movers on the ladder were Euan Hanna (from 17th to 14th) and Dexter Harris (from 6th to 3rd).

The star of the week award went to Justin Macartney!

Saturday, 5 November 2016

November 2016 UCU Chess Event

Today saw another fantastic day of junior chess run by Mark Newman of the Ulster Chess Union. As usual it was held in Methodist College Belfast and was attended by kids ranging in ages from 7 - 18. The tournament saw some fantastic attacking chess, some great problem solving, and an enjoyable fun filled atmosphere. A full report will appear soon on the Ulster Chess Union Website. All the winners are shown below!