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The third in the Alan Burns tournaments 2019

The third in the Alan Burns tournaments 2019

The third Lacksidasical in the Alan Burns Grandprix took place at the Civil Service Pavilion on 14th April 2019.

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Delancey UK Chess Challenge Northern Ireland Megafinal 2019

Delancey UK Chess Challenge Northern Ireland Megafinal 2019

Young top chess players met at Methodist College on Saturday May 11th to play in the Delancey UK Chess Challenge Northern Ireland Megafinal. This is part of the largest childrens competition in the World. Who would qualify for the next stage - the Gigafinals?

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Minutes from the 2019 UCU AGM

Minutes from the 2019 UCU AGM

With the election of Officers and the awarding of the league prizes and the looking back over the chess year to our many successes.

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Chess Arbiter Training Programme 2019: Progress Report

Chess Arbiter Training Programme 2019: Progress Report

Ulster Chess Union Tournament Director Brendan Jamison introduced a 12 month Arbiter Training Course at the beginning of January 2019. 8 UCU members signed up. How are they progressing....

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 Tournament Report for City of Belfast Championships 2019

Tournament Report for City of Belfast Championships 2019

Held at The Pavilion, part of the Stormont Estate and location of the NICS chess club, the City of Belfast Championships were a terrific bank holiday weekend of chess. Some enjoyed playing on home turf, while others travelled a great distance to participate; Nikolai Dimitrov took the train all the way from Dublin! Report By Ciaran Rowan, Assistant Arbiter

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Cafe Chess at Belfast Culture Night 2019 A table awaits you at Caffe Nero Lombard St. Enjoy Chess and Coffee and good conversation.... This year the Culture nigh... Sep 20, 2019 - Sep 21, 2019 — Caffe Nero Lombard St.
LJCC - Belfast Qualifier 2019: 5th October An opportunity for Primary Students to Qualify for the London Junior Chess Championships - one of the most prestigious J... Oct 05, 2019 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College, 1 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6BY
FLive Outdoor Chess Championship Part of 2019 Fermanagh Live Arts Festival Saturday 5th October in Buttermarket, Enniskillen 20mins each in One Section... Oct 05, 2019 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM — Buttermarket, Enniskillen
BANGOR CONGRESS 2019 - FIDE Rated Sponsored by Mellon Hyundia Date: Saturday 5 October 2019 Oct 05, 2019 10:30 AM - 05:30 PM — Groomsport Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR
Lisburn October Blitz (FIDE rated) and Bullet tournament On 12th October enjoy the Lisburn Blitz and Bullet tournament. Oct 12, 2019 10:30 AM - 04:00 PM — Level 2, Lisburn City Library, 23 Linenhall Street, Lisburn, BT28 1FJ
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