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The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
November 4th Childrens Chess at Methodist College, Belfast

November 4th Childrens Chess at Methodist College, Belfast

The UCU monthly Schools Chess tournaments continued with the Childrens Chess: Hindley-Newman Tournaments. An afternoon of chess games and chess puzzles.

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The Year of Schools Tournaments kicked off with the LJCC Belfast Qualifier 2023

The Year of Schools Tournaments kicked off with the LJCC Belfast Qualifier 2023

Pupils gathered at Methodist College on the morning of 7th Oct to play in the Belfast Qualifier for the LJCC 2023 tournament. Our first monthly tournament was about to begin.

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Nov 2023 FIDE Rating Report

Nov 2023 FIDE Rating Report

1st November 2023 By FIDE National Arbiter Brendan Jamison Congratulations to the 20 players who made a FIDE rating debut in today’s list

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130 players so far in the FIDE-rated NI Rapid Grand Prix…

130 players so far in the FIDE-rated NI Rapid Grand Prix…

On Oct 14th 2023 (at 2 Royal Ave Cultural Centre) was event 4 of 10 in the series, with big thanks to Paul O’Connor for organising the wonderful venue. 50 players attended today’s tournament, 7 rounds of 20+0.

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FIDE-RATED Bangor Leap Year Blitz 2024 Feb 29, 2024 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM — Church of Ireland Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR
Danny Roberts Lecture on Sicilian Sveshnikov at Bangor Chess Club Top Ulster player Danny Roberts gives demo board talk from 7:30pm to 8:15pm, followed by a short break and then smaller... Mar 07, 2024 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM — Bangor Chess Club, Church of Ireland Parish Hall, 30 Main Street Groomsport
Newman Hindley Series: Childrens Chess Fun afternoon with a chess tournament and puzzle competition. Mar 09, 2024 12:15 PM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College,1 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6BY
Sam Lynn Memorial Classic Round 6 Mar 14, 2024 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM — Church of Ireland Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, Co. Down, BT19 6JR
***EVENT FULL*** Downpatrick Rapid Championship 2024 Mar 16, 2024 09:45 AM - 05:00 PM — Denvir’s Hotel, 14 English Street, Downpatrick, BT30 6AB, Northern Ireland
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