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The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
Northern Lights stretch Division 2 lead

Northern Lights stretch Division 2 lead

(B&D League 2018/19 Week 13) Northern Lights go nine points clear in the Strawbridge Cup chase after beating Strand 2 while QUB 2 were beaten by Bangor 1. In Division 1, Ballynafeigh 1 have narrowed the gap slightly on Strand 1.

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Newry Rapidplay Report - February 2019

Newry Rapidplay Report - February 2019

52 players flocked to Newry from across Ireland, both North and South, on a very cold February morning - a tournament celebrating the affiliation of the UCU to the ICU and kindly sponsored by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council. - report by John Bradley

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Ballynafeigh 1 miss big opportunity to close gap

Ballynafeigh 1 miss big opportunity to close gap

(B&D League 2018/19 Week 12) Ballynafeigh 1 were held to a surprise draw by a makeshift QUB 1 side, while Strand 1's march to the Silver King continues unabated.

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The Second in the series of Childrens Chess Tournaments

The Second in the series of Childrens Chess Tournaments

Top young chess players gathered at Methodist College on Saturday 12th January 2019 to play in the Second Childrens Chess Tournament of the season.

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Strand 1 stretch lead after dominant performance

Strand 1 stretch lead after dominant performance

(B&D League 2018/19 Week 11) Strand 1's lead in Division 1 stands at nine points after their 4.5-0.5 demolition of Civil Service, QUB 2 cut into Northern Lights' lead in Division 2, and Bangor 2 are the new leaders of Division 3.

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Upcoming Events
Ulster Rapidplay Championships 2019 - Sponsored by Falls Bowling Club On March 23rd The Ulster Rapidplay Championships 2019. At Falls Bowling Club Mar 23, 2019 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Falls Bowling Club, 61-63 Andersonstown Road, Belfast, BT11 9AH
Women's Development Programme - Launch Event The Ulster Chess Union is proud to announce the launch of our Women's Development Programme. Mar 24, 2019 05:15 PM - 08:15 PM — Strand Arts Centre, 152 - 154 Holywood Road, Belfast, BT4 1NY
Armagh Rapidplay Championships 30th March 2019 In a continuing drive to reach beyond the Belfast metropolitan area, we are looking forward to holding our first ever ra... Mar 30, 2019 10:45 AM - 05:30 PM — The Royal School, College Hill, Armagh, BT61 9DH
Childrens Chess - Youth chess from Sixth Form down 13th April An afternoon of brilliant chess. Have fun playing in a chess tournament , with a chess puzzle competition and informal c... Apr 13, 2019 12:30 PM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College, 1 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6BY
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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