Current news in Ulster Chess

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

New Ulster Champion Thomas Donaldson

The Ulster Championship was held over 25th-27th August at the brilliant location of the Europa Hotel. With 57 entries and 3 sections there were tough battles and exciting chess. Thomas Donaldson was crowned the new Ulster Champion for 2018.

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In the UCU Summer tournament we have reached week 16.

In the UCU Summer tournament we have reached week 16.

With only 4 tournament weeks left followed by a prize giving on Sept. 26th. How are the players standings? Who is in with a chance of winning.

In the UCU Summer tournament we have reached week 16. - Read More…

Brendan Jamison joins World-renowned Saint Louis Chess Club

Brendan Jamison joins World-renowned Saint Louis Chess Club

Our intrepid Tournament and League Controller - spent the Summer touring the USA where he won two tournaments and joined the fantastic Saint Louis Chess Club.

Brendan Jamison joins World-renowned Saint Louis Chess Club - Read More…

Stephen Rush at the Irish Championships 2018 and Danny Roberts at the Irish Majors.

Stephen Rush at the Irish Championships 2018 and Danny Roberts at the Irish Majors.

Stephen Rush played at the Irish Championships over the week starting 4th August to 12th. Danny Roberts played in the Irish Majors both getting good results.

Stephen Rush at the Irish Championships 2018 and Danny Roberts at the Irish Majors. - Read More…

Ulster Players excel at the Delancey UK chess Challenge Giga-finals

Ulster Players excel at the Delancey UK chess Challenge Giga-finals

Over the weekend of 14th, 15th July 2018 seven players representing Ulster excelled at the Delancey UK Giga-finals in Manchester.

Ulster Players excel at the Delancey UK chess Challenge Giga-finals - 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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