Current news in Ulster Chess

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

Roger Dodges Defeat

Ever since the 1972 Fischer-Spassky Worl Championship, the popularity of chess, especially among the young, has rocketed. Most schools have chess clubs, while most towns have clubs open to all ages, often using the library to meet in weekly. Two Belfast clubs are Fisherwick, Wilson House, Eglantine Avenue and CIYMS, Circular Road, off Holywood Road. Why not join a chess club now?

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Lamb gets the chop

Lamb gets the chop

The next important local tournament is the Belfast Festival, held at Queen's University Student's Union scnak bar on May 20-22/5/83. There are three sections, the OPne (1,800 + grading), the Major (1,450 - 1,799) and the Minor (up to 1,499) with entry fees £8, £7 and £6 respectively *half fees for under-16's and O.A.P.s). To enter ring David Houston at Belfast 660620

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North's players win chess honours

North's players win chess honours

Welcome to our first ever chess column, which will take a weekly look at the Irish chess scene, featuring a chess game for you to browse through.

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Chess Notes by Rookie

Chess Notes by Rookie

Between 1983 and 1990, a weekly column was published in the Irish News with the byline of Rookie

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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.

Slowly but surely the archives are receiving content from previous years including Ulster News postings and newspaper reports from Rookies clippings service. Our games archive is starting to build up too!

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Upcoming Events
Belfast Blitz and Bullet Championships A new quick-fire event to raise funds for a planned St Petersburg vs Belfast junior match this summer. Mar 04, 2017 10:00 AM - 05:15 PM — Good Shepherd Centre, 511 Ormeau Rd, Belfast BT7 3GS
NICS Intense #2 2017 The second in the this season's series of NICS rapidplays contributing to the Alan Burns Grand Prix. Enjoy Sunday Lunch ... Mar 05, 2017 01:00 PM - 05:30 PM — NICS Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont
Childrens Chess 11th March The series of Childrens Chess events continues. An afternoon of brilliant chess. Have fun playing in a chess tournament ... Mar 11, 2017 12:30 PM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College, Belfast
UCU Rapidplay 2017 The 2017 UCU Rapidplay (one day event) will take place in the Ulster Museums intimate Belfast room on 19th March. Mar 19, 2017 10:05 AM - 05:00 PM — Belfast room, Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AB
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