Current news in Ulster Chess

The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
Aprils Childrens Chess

Aprils Childrens Chess

An exciting finish to the Childrens Chess. With the last game played deciding who would win the Grandprix Upper Secondary Schools Shield.....

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The 3rd tournament in the Alan Burns Series

The 3rd tournament in the Alan Burns Series

The 2016 Alan Burns tournaments continues with a Lacksadasical five rounds of 20mins and an increment of 5 secs

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4th Belfast South Open Chess Tournament 2015-16

This year's tournament which has now finished attracted a total of 28 entries from a number of Clubs and was played over 20 weeks from November to April. It was particularly encouraging that more than half the entrants played over and above the minimum number of 10 games required to qualify for prizes. As players ratings ranged from 900 to 1737, 2 grading bands were created at "under 1400 " and " over 1400" and players were paired within their band with a grading prize for each section in addition to prizes for the overall best percentage score and runner-up in the tournament . There was also 2 Best Game prizes which were published by the UCU. Prize winners were : Overall winner: Brendan Jamison ( Ballynafeigh ) with 77% Runner- Up : Ian Woodfield ( Queen's University) and Martin Kelly ( Belfast South) with 67% Grading prize : Paddy Magee ( Mallusk) Best Game Prizes : Brendan Jamison and Paddy Magee

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Notification of UCU AGM 2016

The UCU AGM and League Awards will take place on Tuesday 31st May 2016 7:30pm at Ballynafeigh Community Development Centre, Ormeau road, Belfast.

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BSCC Open 2015/16 - best game prize (post-Christmas)

BSCC Open 2015/16 - best game prize (post-Christmas)

With this year's Belfast South CC Open drawing to a close, the award for the best game from the second half of the tournament has been presented.

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Ulster Chronicles

In readiness for a new season, previous year's content gets moved into our annual archives (the Ulster Chronicles) to make room for the new. If you authored some of this content, you still have ownership of it, items are just moved to a new location.

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Upcoming Events
The Lumen Christi College Annual Chess Championship 2016 The largest Schools chess tournament in Ulster. The all day tournament held in the prestigous surrounds of Lunmen Christ... May 07, 2016 10:30 AM - 05:30 PM — Lumen Christi Collage, Bishop St, Derry, BT48 6UJ
Mega-final: The Delancey UK Schools' Chess Challenge 2016 The Mega-final of the Delancey UK Schools’ Chess Challenge will be held on May 14th 2016 at Methodist College, Belfast... May 14, 2016 09:45 AM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College, Belfast
City of Belfast Championships 2016 The 2016 City of Belfast Championships are being held on the 28-29th May in the Pavilion Sports Facility at Stormont Est... May 28, 2016 - May 29, 2016 — The Pavilion, Stormont Estate, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
2016 AGM and league awards Ulster Chess Union AGM and League Awards ceremony. 7:30 Teusday 31st May at Ballynafeigh Community Development Centre, O... May 31, 2016 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM — Ballynafeigh Community Development Centre, Ormeau road, Belfast
NICS Intense #4 The fourth and final in the this season's series of NICS rapidplays contributing to the Alan Burns Grand Prix. Enjoy Sun... Jun 05, 2016 01:00 PM - 05:30 PM — PlayBall Room, Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Belfast
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