Current news in Ulster Chess

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

Final week of the Winter Tournament coming up.

How do the players stand. Will there be any fight offs or are the positions settled? We have had some 21 weeks of chess and with week 22 on monday 22nd March 2021 the positions are finalised.

Final week of the Winter Tournament coming up. - Read More…

Two weeks remaining of the Winter Tournament 2021

Follow the progress of the competition to date. We have two weeks remaining with Danny Roberts ahead with a fantastic 85.7% and Michael Hood 2nd on a very good 68.8%.

Two weeks remaining of the Winter Tournament 2021 - Read More…

Three weeks left and the standings for the Winter 2012 Tournament

With 3 rounds left how are the standings. This tournament alot of players have played almost every week. Which makes for a good tournament and occasionally provides some challenging pairings. Most players have played more than the 14 games that allow them to ignore the rule of having to play 2 of the 3 last weeks.

Three weeks left and the standings for the Winter 2012 Tournament - Read More…

Coaching theme: The Art of Deflection

Coaching theme: The Art of Deflection

An instructive 22 move game of Danny Roberts illustrating the art of Deflection. Article by Brendan Jamison.

Coaching theme: The Art of Deflection - Read More…

Ulster Chronicles

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

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