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The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
Children enjoying chess at Methodist College

Children enjoying chess at Methodist College

Saturday 9th March and young chess enthusiasts gather to play and solve chess problems at Methodist College part of our monthly schools chess events.

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National Club Championships and Irish International Open 2019

The National Club Championship 2019 takes place from April 5-7 in Gonzaga College, Dublin. The Irish International Open 2019 will then take place from April 17-22 in the same venue

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President Ross Harris Delivers Chess Simultaneous

President Ross Harris Delivers Chess Simultaneous

Last Thursday (14 March 2019), the President of the Ulster Chess Union, Ross Harris, delivered a special simultaneous match at Bangor Chess Club. While he won all his games, he was still very impressed by the level of newcomers and awarded three prizes at the end of the night.

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Northern Lights clinch Strawbridge Cup

Northern Lights clinch Strawbridge Cup

(B&D League 2018/19 Week 15) The John Strawbridge Cup has a new name on it after Northern Lights convincingly saw off their nearest rivals QUB 2 to secure the Division 2 trophy with two matches to spare.

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Spring Blitz Chess Animates Groomsport

Spring Blitz Chess Animates Groomsport

Last Thursday (7 March) Groomsport was buzzing with its monthly blitz chess tournament, a popular event that animates Groomsport Parish Hall with an exciting mix of local and visiting players. Reporter: Brendan Jamison.

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Upcoming Events
Ulster Rapidplay Championships 2019 - Sponsored by Falls Bowling Club On March 23rd The Ulster Rapidplay Championships 2019. At Falls Bowling Club Mar 23, 2019 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Falls Bowling Club, 61-63 Andersonstown Road, Belfast, BT11 9AH
Women's Development Programme - Launch Event The Ulster Chess Union is proud to announce the launch of our Women's Development Programme. Mar 24, 2019 05:15 PM - 08:15 PM — Strand Arts Centre, 152 - 154 Holywood Road, Belfast, BT4 1NY
Armagh Rapidplay Championships 30th March 2019 In a continuing drive to reach beyond the Belfast metropolitan area, we are looking forward to holding our first ever ra... Mar 30, 2019 10:45 AM - 05:30 PM — The Royal School, College Hill, Armagh, BT61 9DH
Childrens Chess - Youth chess from Sixth Form down 13th April An afternoon of brilliant chess. Have fun playing in a chess tournament , with a chess puzzle competition and informal c... Apr 13, 2019 12:30 PM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College, 1 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6BY
City of Belfast Championships 2019 City of Belfast Championships on May Bank Holiday weekend. Three days of two games a day. May 25th to 27th. May 25, 2019 - May 27, 2019 — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
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