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The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
Ballynafeigh 1 crush Civil Service to leap into title contention

Ballynafeigh 1 crush Civil Service to leap into title contention

(B&D League 2018/19 Week 6) A whitewash over Civil Service, coupled with two wins in rescheduled matches, have put Ballynafeigh 1 right in the thick of the chase for the Silver King.

Ballynafeigh 1 crush Civil Service to leap into title contention - Read More…

Another Brilliant Omagh Championship Rapidplay - November 24th

Another Brilliant Omagh Championship Rapidplay - November 24th

Hosted by the Omagh Club - a regular event in our chess calender and one we look forward to. The 2018 Omagh Rapidplay Championship took place on Saturday 24th November with 45 players. One of our largest competitions.

Another Brilliant Omagh Championship Rapidplay - November 24th - Read More…

The Ulster Chess Masters - November 10th/11th 2018

The Ulster Chess Masters - November 10th/11th 2018

Players gathered in the NICS Bowling Pavillion to compete in the 2018 Ulster Masters.

The Ulster Chess Masters - November 10th/11th 2018 - Read More…

Strand return to top

Strand return to top

(B&D League 2018/19 Week 5) Strand 1 returned to the top of Division 1 with victory over Ballynafeigh 2, while QUB 2 and 3 continue their winning ways in their respective divisions.

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Bangor Blitz Nov 2018

Bangor Blitz Nov 2018

In the league free week Bangor Club hosted a top Blitz tournament at their club - with 34 players in attendance and Brendan Jamison controlling.

Bangor Blitz Nov 2018 - Read More…

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Upcoming Events
Coaching on Chess Openings Brendan Jamison (1808) delivers talk on Chess Openings at Bangor Chess Club - open to all players. Dec 20, 2018 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM — Bangor Chess Club, Groomsport Parish Hall, Groomsport, County Down
Ulster Blitz Championship 2018 The fast and furious Championships - 3 mins and 2 secs increment and lots of rounds! Dec 29, 2018 10:30 AM - 05:30 PM — 1st Floor, Ballynafeigh Community Development Centre, 283 Ormeau Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT7 3GG
The Mulcahy Memorial 2019 Jan 11, 2019 - Jan 13, 2019
Childrens Chess 12th January 2019 An afternoon of brilliant chess. Have fun playing in a chess tournament , with a chess puzzle competition and informal c... Jan 12, 2019 12:30 PM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College, Belfast
Williamson Shield 2019 Start the New year with this wonderful historic tournament - over 100 years old - The Williamson Shield 2019 Jan 19, 2019 10:30 PM - 09:15 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
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