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The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
QUB 3 complete their stroll to Division 3 title

QUB 3 complete their stroll to Division 3 title

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 16) What had been obvious since at least December became a mathematical certainty this week as QUB 3 convincingly beat Ballynafeigh 5 to take the Division 3 plate with four matches to spare. Elsewhere, Muldoons 1 extended their lead with a win over The A Team while Division 2 got a bit more interesting as Ballynafeigh 3 lost for the first time this season.

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Clash of Titans - Mikhail v Brendan Simultaneous

Clash of Titans - Mikhail v Brendan Simultaneous

The Double Monster Simul Match saw Mikhail Pavlov (1766) and Brendan Jamison (1743) go into battle against 11 different players. Brendan’s red team faced the Russian opera star; meanwhile Mikhail’s blue team duelled with the sugar cube sculptor.

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Muldoons 1 edge ahead

Muldoons 1 edge ahead

(B&D League Week 15) After handily beating Ballynafeigh 2, plus a win in a rescheduled match against QUB 1, champions Muldoons 1 have overtaken Silver King rivals Ballynafeigh 1.

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5 NI players scoop awards at Bunratty

5 NI players scoop awards at Bunratty

A report from our chess reporter - Brendan Jamison. Northern Ireland players do well at Bunratty.

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GM Mark Hebden v Belfast

GM Mark Hebden v Belfast

English GM Mark Hebden duelled 31 of Northern Ireland's top players in Belfast tonight at Belfast Inst. Playing until 1:00 in the morning...

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Ulster Chronicles

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Childrens Chess 8th April The series of Childrens Chess events continues. An afternoon of brilliant chess. Have fun playing in a chess tournament ... Apr 08, 2017 12:30 PM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College, Belfast
NICS Lackadaisical #3 2017 The third in the series of NICS rapidplays contributing to the Alan Burns Grand Prix. Enjoy Sunday Lunch followed by ent... Apr 09, 2017 01:00 PM - 05:30 PM — NICS Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont
DOUBLE SIMUL MATCH: BANGOR V BELFAST A Match between Bangor and Belfast.... David Houston v Bangor (10) players Michael Sheerin v Belfast (10) players Apr 20, 2017 08:00 PM - 10:45 PM — Bangor Chess Club, Groomsport Parish Hall, Groomsport, County Down
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
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