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The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
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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Kings and queens battle at Royal School, Armagh

Kings and queens battle at Royal School, Armagh

The first ever Armagh Rapidplay Chess Championships were held at the Royal School on Saturday 30 March. The event was run by the Ulster Chess Union (UCU) and kindly supported by the school headmaster Graham Montgomery.

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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
Ulster Chess Union AGM and Annual Prize giving 6:30 to 7:30pm on Saturday 25 May 2019 (after Round 2 of the City of Belfast Championships) League awards will be prese... May 25, 2019 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM — NICS, Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
The Civil Service 2019 Summer Tournament :Week5 The UCU Civil Service Summer Tournament is open to all chess players and provides regular competitive chess during the s... May 29, 2019 07:30 PM - 10:45 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
ICU/UCU Summer Open Rapidplay and Blitz To celebrate the 2019 Glorney Gilbert International the ICU and UCU have organised a FIDE rated rapidplay and blitz. Jul 21, 2019 10:30 AM - 06:30 PM — Carrickdale Hotel and Spa, Carrickcarnon, Ravensdale, Dundalk, A91 PR63
Ulster Masters 2019 Ulster Master 23rd/24th November. 5 rounds of brilliant chess. Nov 23, 2019 - Nov 24, 2019 — Saint Columbanus’ College, 68 Ballymaconnell Road, Bangor, BT20 5PU
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