Current news in Ulster Chess

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

Ulster Chess News

In 1999, as the new millennium approached, David McAlister began to publish the quarterly Ulster Chess News through his personal website. For the next few years, he documented the local chess scene.

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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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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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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 Rapidplay Championships - April 28th Belfast Rapidplay Championship, Good Shepherd Centre, Friday 28th April. 5 Rounds, 20mins per player. Apr 28, 2017 06:45 PM - 10:45 PM — Good Shepherd Centre, 511 Ormeau Rd, Belfast BT7 3GS.
NICS Intense #4 2017 The fourth and final in the this season's series of NICS rapidplays contributing to the Alan Burns Grand Prix. Enjoy Sun... Apr 30, 2017 01:00 PM - 05:30 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont
The Eglantine 2017 Summer Tournament Week1 The UCU Eglantine Summer Tournament is open to all chess players and provides regular competitive chess during the summe... May 03, 2017 07:30 PM - 10:45 PM — Belfast Bankers Club, 31 Malone Road, Belfast BT9 6RU
City of Belfast Championships 2017 The 2017 City of Belfast will be held over weekend 6th 7th May at Queens University. May 06, 2017 - May 07, 2017 — Queen's University Belfast, Students' Union Snack Bar
Delancey UK Chess Challenge Megafinal Saturday May 13th - Northern Ireland Delancey UK Chess Challenge Megafinal May 13, 2017 09:45 AM - 05:30 PM — Methodist College, Belfast
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