Current news in Ulster Chess

The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
Success for Ulster players at Bunratty

Success for Ulster players at Bunratty

Over 30 Ulster players travelled to Co. Clare to compete in the world-famous Bunratty Chess Festival. Three of them returned with prizes, and several others put in good performances.

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Ballynafeigh 5 win - cue the flying pigs

Ballynafeigh 5 win - cue the flying pigs

(B&D League 2014/15 Week 17) At the 17th attempt, Ballynafeigh 5 finally win a match as they defeat Ballynafeigh 4. In Division 1, Fruithill improve their survival chances with a win against Bangor.

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Ulster Rapidplay and City of Belfast Championships

Ulster Rapidplay and City of Belfast Championships

Both the Ulster Rapidplay and the City of Belfast Championships will take place in the month of April

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Ballynafeigh 1 hand on the Silver King

Ballynafeigh 1 hand on the Silver King

(B&D Leagues 2014/15 Week 15) Ballynafeigh 1 were the only one of the top three sides to win this week - surely they cannot be caught now? "Kelly's Heroes" are also a step closer to the John Strawbridge Cup despite a surprisingly unconvincing win over Ballynafeigh 5.

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NICS Intense Rapidplay #2

NICS Intense Rapidplay #2

The Alan Burns Grand Prix series continues on 1st March. Now in its second year, the NICS Rapidplays offer the chance for an excellent Sunday lunch followed by an afternoon of entertaining chess. Next up is an Intense tourney with as many games as we can manage in an afternoon.

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Ulster Chronicles

In readiness for the new season, last year's content gets moved into our annual archives (the Ulster Chronicles) to make room for the new. Last year was a busy year for news reports and other articles and of course the Newsletter stimulated regular postings too.

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Upcoming Events
Winter Tournament week 18 Week 18 of the flexible tournament hosted by Belfast South. Players may play up to a maximum of 20 but a minimum of 1... Mar 09, 2015 08:00 PM - 11:30 PM — The Bankers Club 29- 31 Malone Road Belfast
Childrens Chess March 14th The fifth Childrens Chess event of 2014/2015 season. Have fun playing in a chess tournament , with a chess puzzle compet... Mar 14, 2015 12:30 PM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College, Belfast
NICS Lackadaisical #3 The third in the series of NICS rapidplays contributing to the Alan Burns Grand Prix. Enjoy Sunday Lunch followed by ent... Mar 22, 2015 01:00 PM - 06:00 PM — NICS Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont
Belfast South Winter Tournament Final week 20 Final week 20 of the flexible tournament hosted by Belfast South. Last night of competition; winners will be announced o... Mar 23, 2015 08:00 PM - 11:30 PM — The Bankers Club 29- 31 Malone Road Belfast
City of Belfast Championships 2015 The 2015 City of Belfast Championships are being held on the 11-12th April in the Pavilion Sports Facility at Stormont E... Apr 11, 2015 - Apr 12, 2015 — Pavilion Sports Facility, Stormont Estate
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