Current news in Ulster Chess
The Summer Tournament is into the home straight with only 7 weeks left to go. Over the past 11 weeks there has been some fine, competitive chess and plenty of upsets and turnarounds with plenty more to come no doubt.
This year sees a guaranteed prize fund totaling £1000 and for the eighth successive year the Europa Hotel is hosting the Ulster Chess Union's premier tournament over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
Sunday's final NICS Rapidplay was competing with the World Cup and some of the best weather we have had in quite a while. Still, a dozen stalwarts turned out to make Nick Pilkiewicz and Robert Lavery work for their prizes.
The City of Belfast took place over the weekend 7/8 June. Saw some upsets, some new players and some absolutely brilliant chess....
The annual Belfast Scholastic awards took place at Stormont on 30th May. Celebrating another brilliant year of chess. Kieran McCarthy MLA invited Children, Parents, Teachers to enjoy this historic building and play some chess.