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The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
Double Trouble at Groomsport Chess Tournament

Double Trouble at Groomsport Chess Tournament

Last Thursday (11 April), Teams of 2 battled it out in the first ever Doubles Rapidplay chess tournament in Groomsport.

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Strand 1 close in on Silver King after week of closely-fought matches

Strand 1 close in on Silver King after week of closely-fought matches

(B&D League 2018/19 Week 18) Strand 1 were hoping for draws between their rivals in their free week to maintain their cushion as much as possible - they got one, as well as a pair of 3-2 scorelines in the other matches.

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UCU Winter Tournament 2018-19

This popular event, hosted by Queen's University Chess Club and organised by Belfast South Chess Club, finished on 8 April along with prize-giving. As with previous years there were prizes not only for the overall Winner and Runner-up but also 3 Grading Band prizes. 2 Best Game prizes were also awarded.

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Checkmate with honours

Checkmate with honours

Last Thursday (4 April) Bangor Chess Club hosted a special simul match with 15 players taking on Division 1 player Brendan Jamison. However, the usual format had a creative twist! Brendan played without a queen on every board, challenging the local players to find the quickest checkmate.

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Ulster Chronicles

Slowly but surely the archives are receiving content from previous years including Ulster News postings, newspaper reports fromĀ Rookies clippings service, and other sources. Our games archive is starting to build up too!

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Delancey UK Chess Challenge Northern Ireland Megafinal 2019 Saturday May 11th - Northern Ireland Delancey UK Chess Challenge Megafinal May 11, 2019 09:45 AM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College, Belfast
NICS Lackadaisical #4 2019 The fourth and final in the series of NICS rapidplays contributing to the Alan Burns Grand Prix. Enjoy an afternoon of e... May 12, 2019 01:00 PM - 06:00 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
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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