Return answers by email or text to quizmaster Brendan Jamison by Sunday 19 April. Winners and answers will be published online at 10am on Sunday afternoon on Chess NI website, Ulster Chess Union website and through social media. All the information needed to answer the questions is available online folks, you just need to hunt, pretend it’s a treasure hunt!

 


1. Who is the current Ulster Rapidplay Champion, winning the title in Newry on 1 February 2020?

 


2. After a break of 15 years, the Bangor Congress returned on Saturday 5 October 2019. Who came second in the top section?

 


3. The Ulster Cyber Bullet Championship was held on LiChess on Friday 3 April 2020. Who won it?

 


4. Our first ever event at Greenisland Baptist Church took place on Saturday 22 February 2020. It was a 10 round blitz, Who was crowned champion?

 


5. On Thursday 20 February 2020, GM Matthew Turner delivered a simul at Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, how many players did he actually play on the night?

 


6. On 12th October 2019, who won the Lisburn Blitz?

 


7. Who is the current Ulster Intermediate Champion, winning the title on 26 August 2019?

 


8. On 7 September 2019, the UK Open Blitz Qualifier was held at the Ormeau Bowling Club. Who was the top female player?

 


9. On 5 October 2019, who was Chief Arbiter for the Fermangh Live chess tournament in Enniskillen?

 


10. On 19 January 2020, who won the Intermediate Championship at the Williamson Shield?

 


11. How many entered the Ulster Cyber Blitz on Wednesday 1 April 2020?

 


12. The last youth rapidplay at Methodist College Belfast took place on Saturday 14 March 2020. Who won it?

 


13. On 28 December 2019, Daniil Zelenchuk won the Ulster Blitz Championship. How many points did he finish on?

 


14. On Saturday 30 November 2019, who was crowned champion of the senior section of Omagh Rapidplay?

 


15. Who is the major sponsor for the upcoming Irish Junior Chess Championships in Belfast, rescheduled to 13-15 November 2020?

 


16. Of active players who live in Northern Ireland, who holds the highest rapid rating, as seen in the April 2020 rating list published on the UCU site?

 


17. Held in Bangor on 23-24 November 2019, who is the Ulster Masters Intermediate Champion?

 


18. Danny Roberts delivered an outstanding lecture on Thursday 27 February 2020, what was the opening?

 


19. Who is the current Lisburn Bullet Champion?

 

 

20. On 16 March 2020, the UCU Winter Tournament was wrapped up at Queen’s University. Who were the joint champions, both scoring 75%?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUIZ WINNERS

 

John Bradley

Omagh Chess Club

 Champion

Score: 20/20 = 100%

 

Gary Johnston

Bangor Chess Club

 Champion

Score: 20/20 = 100%

 

Aaron Wafflart

Strand Chess Club

3rd

Score: 19/20 = 95%

 

Stephen Cullen

Lisburn Chess Club

4th

Socre: 18.5/20 = 92.5%

Paul Anderson

Civil Service Chess Club

5th

Score: 18/20 = 90%

 

 

 

 

QUIZ ANSWERS

 

 

 

 


1. Who is the current Ulster Rapidplay Champion, winning the title in Newry on 1 February 2020? Danny Roberts (Civil Service Chess Club)

 


2. After a break of 15 years, the Bangor Congress returned on Saturday 5 October 2019. Who came second in the top section? CM Gabor Horvath (Chess Coach)

 


3. The Ulster Cyber Bullet Championship was held on LiChess on Friday 3 April 2020. Who won it? Michael Waters (Bray/Greystones Chess Club)

 


4. Our first ever event at Greenisland Baptist Church took place on Saturday 22 February 2020. It was a 10 round blitz, Who was crowned champion? Nicholas Pilkiewicz (Northern Lights Chess Club)

 


5. On Thursday 20 February 2020, GM Matthew Turner delivered a simul at Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, how many players did he actually play on the night? 28

 


6. On 12th October 2019, who won the Lisburn Blitz? Steve Scannell (Lisburn Chess Club)

 


7. Who is the current Ulster Intermediate Champion, winning the title on 26 August 2019? Conor Spackman (Strand Chess Club)

 


8. On 7 September 2019, the UK Open Blitz Qualifier was held at the Ormeau Bowling Club. Who was the top female player? WFM Diana Mirza (ICU member, Dublin)

 


9. On 5 October 2019, who was Chief Arbiter for the Fermangh Live chess tournament in Enniskillen? John Bradley (Omagh Chess Club)

 


10. On 19 January 2020, who won the Intermediate Championship at the Williamson Shield? Aaron Wafflart (Strand Chess Club)

 


11. How many entered the Ulster Cyber Blitz on Wednesday 1 April 2020? 69

 


12. The last youth rapidplay at Methodist College Belfast took place on Saturday 14 March 2020. Who won it? Adam Rushe (Strand Chess Club)

 


13. On 28 December 2019, Daniil Zelenchuk won the Ulster Blitz Championship. How many points did he finish on? 18

 


14. On Saturday 30 November 2019, who was crowned champion of the senior section of Omagh Rapidplay? Calum Leitch (Strand Chess Club)

 


15. Who is the major sponsor for the upcoming Irish Junior Chess Championships in Belfast, rescheduled to 13-15 November 2020? Compass Financial Associates Ltd.

 


16. Of active players who live in Northern Ireland, who holds the highest rapid rating, as seen in the April 2020 rating list published on the UCU site? David Houston (Ballynafeigh Chess Club)

 


17. Held in Bangor on 23-24 November 2019, who is the Ulster Masters Intermediate Champion? James O'Fee (Bangor Chess Club)

 


18. Danny Roberts delivered an outstanding lecture on Thursday 27 February 2020, what was the opening? Sicilian Sveshnikov

 


19. Who is the current Lisburn Bullet Champion? Michael Sheerin (Lisburn Chess Club)

 

 

20. On 16 March 2020, the UCU Winter Tournament was wrapped up at Queen’s University. Who were the joint champions, both scoring 75%? John Bryars (Belfast South Chess Club) and Stephen Cullen (Lisburn Chess Club)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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