Current news in Ulster Chess

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

Winter Tournament 2020 final results

With 22 weeks of play and some brilliant chess. We have our final round and the results of this years Winter tournament. A fun rapidplay tournament will be run this last Monday of March followed by a Zoom closing ceremony.

Winter Tournament 2020 final results - Read More…

The Virtual Ulster Masters was played on November 21st/22nd 2020

With two sections and some 23 players - the Masters was our first slow weekend Virtual Chess Tournament. With Senior Championship won by Adam Collins and Intermediate won by Andrew Todd.

The Virtual Ulster Masters was played on November 21st/22nd 2020 - Read More…

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…

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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Upcoming Events
Steve Scannell simul at Lisburn Chess Club On Tuesday the 16th of September Lisburn Chess Club are holding a Simule with 8 Times Ulster Champion Steve Scannell! Aug 16, 2022 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM — Lisburn Chess Club, 60-62 Longstone Street
** Cancelled Summer tournament ** Due to International Cricket No Summer tournament on Weds 17th August. Next round on Weds 24th August. Aug 17, 2022 12:00 AM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
The Ulster Championships 2022 August 27 - 29. 6 rounds at 90mins + 30secs. 3 sections. The top Ulster Competition. Aug 27, 2022 - Aug 29, 2022 — Queens University, Belfast
Bangor Congress 2022 6 round Swiss Open Tournament at Bangor with two competing sections Sep 03, 2022 09:45 AM - 05:00 PM — Church of Ireland Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR, Northern Ireland
UK Blitz Championships 2022 - Belfast Qualifier - Sept 4th An opportunity to qualify for the UK Blitz Championships. Belfast is holding one of the 8 qualifying tournaments across ... Sep 04, 2022 10:30 AM - 06:00 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
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