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The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
"Kelly's Heroes" keep their noses in front in Strawbridge chase

"Kelly's Heroes" keep their noses in front in Strawbridge chase

(B&D Leagues 2014/15 Week 13) The big story of the week was in Division 2, where Belfast South 2 left Ballynafeigh Community House on Tuesday night with their five-point lead (and match in hand) intact, but it could have been different as Ballynafeigh 3 squandered opportunities to close the gap.

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Ballynafeigh 1 increase the gap

Ballynafeigh 1 increase the gap

(B&D Leagues 2014/15 Week 12) Ballynafeigh 1 took advantage of Muldoons 1's slip-up with victory over Lindores 1, tightening their grip on the lead in Division 1. In Division 2, Ballynafeigh 3 have "Kelly's Heroes" in their sights after a convincing win over NICS.

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Lavery Snaffles "Best Game" Prize - Again

Lavery Snaffles "Best Game" Prize - Again

Robert Lavery was awarded the "Best Game" prize again after this season Autumn series in the 3rd Belfast South Monday Tournament. Controller Neil Green reports...

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A happy new year for Ballynafeigh 1

A happy new year for Ballynafeigh 1

(B&D Leagues 2014/15 Week 11) League leaders Ballynafeigh 1 got 2015 off to a good start as they duly defeated Bangor, extending their lead to 13 points as Lindores 1 had a free week. However, third-place Muldoons 1 kept the leaders within sight with a whitewash of Ballynafeigh 2.

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Christmas Double for Horvath as he lands Williamson

Christmas Double for Horvath as he lands Williamson

The Williamson Shield was held on the weekend of 3rd and 4th January at the Maynard Sinclair Pavilion and saw 38 players contesting over two sections.

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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 13 Week 13 of the flexible tournament hosted by Belfast South. Players may play up to a maximum of 20 but a minimum of 1... Feb 02, 2015 08:00 PM - 11:30 PM — The Bankers Club 29- 31 Malone Road Belfast
Childrens Chess February 14th The Fourth Childrens Chess event of 2014/2015 season. Have fun playing in a chess tournament , with a chess puzzle compe... Feb 14, 2015 12:30 PM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College, Belfast
Nigel Short GM Simultaneous The Ulster Chess Union has secured the services of Nigel Short GM for a thirty board simultaneous display in Belfast. Th... Feb 19, 2015 06:45 PM - 10:00 PM — RBAI Common Hall
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
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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