Current news in Ulster Chess

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

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

Belfast Qualifier for the UK Blitz Championships 2023  took place on Sept 30th 2023

Belfast Qualifier for the UK Blitz Championships 2023 took place on Sept 30th 2023

Players gathered at the brilliant venue of the Civil Service Pavilion, Belfast to play in one of the 8 qualifying tournaments across the UK. One of our most prestigous tournaments to be played in Ulster.

Belfast Qualifier for the UK Blitz Championships 2023 took place on Sept 30th 2023 - Read More…

GM Simul Tickets 2024

GM Simul Tickets 2024

So far, 16 tickets have been won for the February 2024 GM Simul, distributed as prizes at the Ulster Rapidplay (April 2023), Henderson Cup (May 2023) Ulster Championships (Aug 2023) and Summer Tournament (Sept 2023).

GM Simul Tickets 2024 - Read More…

Summer Tournament Awards and fun tournament 2023

Summer Tournament Awards and fun tournament 2023

On Sept 27th players gathered at Civil Service Pavilion to celebrate the end of the UCU Summer Tournament. The evening consisted of a time based handicap tournament followed by the award ceremony.

Summer Tournament Awards and fun tournament 2023 - Read More…

FIDE Oct 23 rating report

FIDE Oct 23 rating report

Congratulations to the 13 players who made a FIDE rating debut on the 1st October rating list.

FIDE Oct 23 rating report - Read More…

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Upcoming Events
FIDE 100th Anniversary Groomsport Classic 2024 (Round 2) Apr 18, 2024 07:30 PM - 10:30 PM — Church of Ireland Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR, Northern Ireland
FIDE 100th Anniversary Groomsport Classic 2024 (Rounds 3 & 4) Apr 20, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Church of Ireland Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR, Northern Ireland
Fifth Executive Board Meeting Agenda TBC Apr 23, 2024 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM — Lisburn Chess Club, 60-62 Longstone Street
FIDE RATED Downpatrick April Rapid 2024 Apr 24, 2024 07:15 PM - 10:15 PM — Denvir’s Hotel, 14 English Street, Downpatrick, BT30 6AB, Northern Ireland
FIDE-RATED Bangor Tony Beckett Memorial Blitz 2024 Apr 25, 2024 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM — Church of Ireland Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR
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