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The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
Williamson Shield 2008

Williamson Shield 2008

As is tradition, the final weekend of January marked the first major Ulster Chess competition of the new year - the Williamson Shield 2008. The prestigious Williamson saw a new year and new faces but a familiar winner, as QUB's Steve Scannell lifted the famous shield for a remarkable seventh time. Scannell now lies just one victory short of the late great Tom Clarke's total of eight wins. Steve was delighted to be taking home the magnificient trophy for another year, not to mention the £100 winner's cheque along with it.

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League Chess, Back for 2008

League Chess, Back for 2008

Although the QUB Galacticos have to wait until January 30th for a return to league action, both Divisions 1 and 2 of the Belfast & District League are very much back in the swing of things already after the Christmas break. There are certainly no signs of the winter frost enveloping Division 1 especially, which is boiling up into potentially the most intriguing and hard-fought battle for the Silver King in many years.

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Ulster Rapidplay Championship December 2007

Ulster Rapidplay Championship December 2007

QUB's Steve Scannell retained his title as Ulster's best rapidplay player, finishing clear first with a perfect 6 points from 6 at the Belfast Boat Club.

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Queen's Lead League at Christmas

Queen's Lead League at Christmas

The final Division 1 fixture of 2007 saw reigning champions Clifton House host QUB. Each team's first round of matches produced a disappointing tally of two wins and two defeats, leaving neither side able to afford any festive generosity to their opponents if they planned to find title-winning form.

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North Belfast Move Top

North Belfast Move Top

The final game in the first round of Division 1 fixtures saw QUB, off the back of two impressive 3.5-1.5 wins at home to Fisherwick and Lagan, travel to North Belfast. North Belfast have been in superb form having already defeated both Fisherwick and Clifton House, but a recent loss against Lagan has provided a blemish to their excellent record. With neither Clifton nor Fisherwick able to do better than two wins and two defeats from their opening matches, each of this game's teams had the opportunity to take the league by the scruff of the neck with a positive result.

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Ulster Chronicles

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Upcoming Events
Omagh Rapidplay 2017 This years Omagh rapidplay will take place on Saturday 25th November at Christian Brothers Grammar School. Nov 25, 2017 10:30 AM - 06:00 PM — Christian Brothers Grammar School, Omagh
Ulster Schools Individual Championships The top young chess players of Ulster battle it out to see who will be the Ulster Champion. 9th December at Methodist Co... Dec 09, 2017 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College, Belfast
NICS Lackadaisical #1 2017-18 The first in the series of NICS rapidplays contributing to the Alan Burns Grand Prix. Enjoy Sunday Lunch followed by ent... Dec 10, 2017 01:55 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont
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