The Ulster Chess Union decided to move the event to the previous weekend of 21-23 August, but this necessitated a change to the schedule. Instead of two games each day on morning and afternoon, 2015 saw a Friday night start followed by three games on the Saturday and then two more on the final day. The triple-header on the Saturday meant that the playing session had to be reduced for all rounds but sensibly the organisers retained a 30-second increment.
The good news is that the enforced change of date did not impact on the number of entries with a new record high of 62 for the three-title Championship Congress.
|Play taking place in the early stages of the final round|
|Quinn (left) and Scott awaiting their opponents just before the start of Round 2|
|Dr McSparran Cup - awarded to the Ulster Senior Champion|
|Donaldson (left) in play against Ruben in Round 2.|
|Round 2 in progress in the Dublin Room of the Europa Hotel. 2015 Junior Champion David Barr is facing the camera on the outside of the the second row on the right.|
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