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Bangor Chess Congress Returns with a Bang!

Bangor Chess Congress Returns with a Bang!

Slap. Bang. Swing. Click. Over 50 speed chess players exercised their lightning-fast reflexes, duelling at the Bangor Chess Congress on Saturday 5 October. Kindly sponsored by Mellons Hyundai,

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Summer Tournament Award Ceremony and fun tournament

Summer Tournament Award Ceremony and fun tournament

On the last Wednesday of September 25th 2019 we had the Summer Tournament awards and the usual Fun tournament with a time handicap.

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A night and a day of Cafe Chess at Culture Night/Day Belfast 2019

A night and a day of Cafe Chess at Culture Night/Day Belfast 2019

The Best event of the Chess year - a quote of the Night. The Belfast Culture Night buzz, Chess playing and delicious coffee mixed with some wonderful conversations with brilliant people - what more could you ask for....

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The last round of  this years Summer Tournament was played on Sept 18th 2019 what are the Standings?

The last round of this years Summer Tournament was played on Sept 18th 2019 what are the Standings?

The Summer tournament has now played for 21 weeks - A drop in tournament - setup to allow players to play during the Summer months when alot of clubs close. With plenty of exciting chess. Next week we have a fun quick play tournament and award ceremony - all welcome.

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Belfast Culture Night 2019. Cafe Chess Playing at Caffe Nero.

Belfast Culture Night 2019. Cafe Chess Playing at Caffe Nero.

Belfast Culture Night and Day. Enjoy meeting potential new chess players. Play chess and enjoy the cafe experience. Share your enthusiasm for the game. At Caffe Nero, 19 Lombard St. or Costa Coffee, Victoria Centre, September 20th 3:30pm til late and new this year Culture Day September 21st 12:00 til 5:00pm. This is part of the Belfast annual Culture Night with lots of exciting public events celebrating culture.

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Virtual City of Belfast 2021 The Virtual City of Belfast 2021 will take place over the weekend 29th - 30th May 2021. 5 rounds. May 29, 2021 - May 30, 2021 — lichess.org
The ICU have announced: 100th Irish Championship 2021 This was last run successfully with distance rules enforced last year. The ICU hope to repeat this this year at the End ... Jul 31, 2021 - Aug 08, 2021 — Collaiste Eanna, Co Dublin
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