Current news in Ulster Chess

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

Irish Championships to be held 1st - 9th August 2020.

The Irish Championships will run from 1-9 August in Coláiste Éanna; entries close on July 25th.

Irish Championships to be held 1st - 9th August 2020. - Read More…

July 20th Today is International Chess Day

July 20th Today is International Chess Day

The International Chess Day is celebrated annually on July 20, the day the International Chess Federation (FIDE) was founded, in 1924. The UN have organised a Zoom meeting and invited chess players to join see below for details - starts at 3:00pm (BST).

July 20th Today is International Chess Day - Read More…

Lockdown Summer Tournament: weeks 7 - 9

Lockdown Summer Tournament: weeks 7 - 9

The weekly Summer tournament continues with slow chess of 90mins each on lichess. We welcome new players - some fun and exciting endgames with time being a factor.

Lockdown Summer Tournament: weeks 7 - 9 - Read More…

New National Abiters

New National Abiters

BREAKING NEWS: Northern Ireland has two new FIDE licensed National Arbiters - Mark Newman and Adrian Dornford-Smith. Report from Brendan Jamison - who has been the main driver for getting National Arbiters and training of Arbiters in Northern Ireland.

New National Abiters - Read More…

Lockdown Summer Tournament: weeks 4 - 6

Lockdown Summer Tournament: weeks 4 - 6

The Summer drop in tournament continues. With a couple of new players and plenty of good chess. Read on for results and current scores.

Lockdown Summer Tournament: weeks 4 - 6 - Read More…

Ulster Chronicles

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

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Upcoming Events
winter-tournament-2020-21-week2 Using the same rules as our usual Summer Tournament we will be running a Monday evening drop in tournament. With time li... Oct 26, 2020 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM — lichess,org
Virtual Ulster Masters 2020 The Virtual Ulster Masters 2020 will take place over the weekend 21st - 22nd November 2020. 5 rounds. Nov 21, 2020 09:30 PM - 06:00 PM — lichess.org
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