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The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
UCU Battle Plan to keep our chess players as safe as possible

UCU Battle Plan to keep our chess players as safe as possible

At the time of writing on Friday 13 March, of the 1.88 million people in Northern Ireland, 29 (as at 3:15pm 13/03/2020) have been confirmed with Covid-19. These guidelines are in place based on the facts we have at present. We will send an update if the situation worsens, at which point we may need to postpone chess events and leagues. In the meantime, we are taking these steps....

UCU Battle Plan to keep our chess players as safe as possible - Read More…

Norman McFarland has passed away

Norman McFarland has passed away

It is with sadness that we have lost a keen chess player and friend. Norman McFarland has passed away.

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Bangor Runs another Brilliant Blitz

Bangor Runs another Brilliant Blitz

Bangor chess club completed its Blitz Tournaments with a well attended FIDE rated event on March 5th 2020.

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Matthew Turner GM plays Belfast at Simultaneous and wins

Matthew Turner GM plays Belfast at Simultaneous and wins

28 players with a variety of skills and a brilliant range of ages put their intelligence to the challenge of beating the Scottish Chess Champion Matthew Turner GrandMaster. On thursday evening 20th February at the excellent venue of the NICS Pavilion.Would they beat him!

Matthew Turner GM plays Belfast at Simultaneous and wins - Read More…

Ulster Chronicles

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

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Upcoming Events
All UCU tournaments and chess talks during April/May/June are hereby cancelled. The below statement by the UCU Tournament Director has been approved by the UCU Executive Board CANCELLATION OF ALL R... Jun 30, 2020 10:25 PM
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