Current news in Ulster Chess

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

FIDE Rating Report - February

21 players make their FIDE rating debuts in the 1st Feb rating list - FIDE Rating Report by Brendan Jamison, FIDE National Arbiter

FIDE Rating Report - February - Read More…

IM Mark Orr to headline Ulster Rapidplay 2023

IM Mark Orr to headline Ulster Rapidplay 2023

International Master Mark Orr, the most renowned player to ever come out of Bangor Chess Club, will be be returning on 15th April to play in the Ulster Rapidplay Championships at Groomsport!

IM Mark Orr to headline Ulster Rapidplay 2023 - Read More…

UCU Simultaneous will take place on thursday 16th February 2023

We will be playing GM Benjamin Finegold (online). At the Civil Service Pavilion. Other dates for your diaries are the City of Belfast on weekend and Bank Holiday of April 29th / 30th / 1st May and a new Ulster Fischer Random Rapidplay Championship on Sunday March 26th.

UCU Simultaneous will take place on thursday 16th February 2023 - Read More…

Childrens Chess Grandprix Standings after January 2023

Childrens Chess Grandprix Standings after January 2023

With 2 of the 5 childrens chess tournaments completed we have the standings so far in the Grandprix. There are 3 more tournaments to go so plenty of opportunity to play and win points. Or to solve puzzles and also gain points. The season ends with an Award Ceremony usually held at Stormont.

Childrens Chess Grandprix Standings after January 2023 - Read More…

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Upcoming Events
Sligo Spring Tournament 2023 A popular event for which the UCU was glad to receive an invite. The tournament will be held 3-5 February Feb 03, 2023 - Feb 05, 2023 — Diamond Coast Hotel, Enniscrone, Co Sligo, F26 E9F9
FIDE-rated Lisburn Rapid Championship 2023 Friday 10th Feb. Friday 10th February 2023 This is event 9 of 10 in the NI FIDE Rapid Grand Prix 2022/2023 Feb 10, 2023 07:00 PM - 10:15 PM — Lisburn Chess Club, 60-62 Longstone Street
February 11th Childrens Chess 12:30 – 5:00 The monthly schools chess tournaments continues at Methodist College. Feb 11, 2023 12:30 PM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College,1 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6BY
City of Bangor Winter Blitz 2023 A 6 round competition with a time control of 10+0 on Thursday 16th February Feb 16, 2023 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM — Church of Ireland Groomsport Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR
Ladies Day The second in the 2022/2023 season Ladies Day event will be held by Greenisland FC Chess Club Feb 26, 2023 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM — Greenisland FC Chess Club, 100 Glenkeen Avenue, Greenisland, BT38 8ST
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