Current news in Ulster Chess

The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
News story: Elephant Chess Sculpture creates magic trail across Belfast city centre

News story: Elephant Chess Sculpture creates magic trail across Belfast city centre

International sculptor Brendan Jamison has created a chess-themed charity sculpture for the NI Hospice in a special city-wide art spectacle this summer. From 20th June, 30 uniquely designed Elmer elephants will appear on the streets of Belfast to form the biggest-ever public art trail the city has ever seen, running for ten weeks until 31st August 2022.

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Ulster Rapidplay Championship 2022 took place on Sunday 22nd May.

Ulster Rapidplay Championship 2022 took place on Sunday 22nd May.

Some 26 players gathered at the Civil Service Pavilion. 12 in the top section and 14 in the intermediate section. With a time limit of 20mins and 5 secs - we were in for some good chess.

Ulster Rapidplay Championship 2022 took place on Sunday 22nd May. - Read More…

Newry Festival Report

Newry Festival Report

Over the last weekend of May, there was plenty of chess activity in Newry!

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The Belfast Megafinals took place on Saturday 14th May 2022

The Belfast Megafinals took place on Saturday 14th May 2022

An opportunity to qualify for the Delancey Chess Challenge Gigafinals and to be part of one of the most prestigous and largest of childrens chess competitions. Players gathered at Methodist college for a day of chess and puzzle solving.

The Belfast Megafinals took place on Saturday 14th May 2022 - Read More…

Ards Blitz Championship Tournament Report

Ards Blitz Championship Tournament Report

Ards hosted a Blitz Championship on Saturday 21st May 2022 and we have the results.

Ards Blitz Championship Tournament Report - Read More…

Ulster Chronicles

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Upcoming Events
The 101st Irish Championship 2022 The Irish Championship 2022: First Weekender, The 101st Irish Championship 2022, The Irish Championship 2022: Rapid, The... Jul 01, 2022 - Jul 10, 2022 — Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Dublin
Lisburn Chess Club Series #2 The second in a three tournament blitz series Jul 01, 2022 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM — Lisburn Chess Club, 60-62 Longstone Street
Lisburn Chess Club Series #3 The last of the three tournament blitz series Aug 05, 2022 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM — Lisburn Chess Club, 60-62 Longstone Street
Bangor Congress 2022 6 round Swiss Open Tournament at Bangor with two competing sections Sep 03, 2022 09:45 AM - 05:00 PM — Church of Ireland Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR, Northern Ireland
Bangor Blitz Championship 2022 Bangor Chess Club invites you to their Blitz Championship on Thursday 15th September 2022 Sep 15, 2022 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM — Church of Ireland Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, Co Down
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