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The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
Final Standings for the 2019 Childrens Chess Grandprix

Final Standings for the 2019 Childrens Chess Grandprix

With the April Childrens Chess completed we have the final standings for the 2019 Grandprix. The top four of each section get invited to Stormont for an award ceremony and Elite Chess Tournament.

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Message from League Controller in relation to QUB 3 withdrawing from Division 3

Dear league players, unfortunately QUB 3 were unable to play their last 3 league fixtures due to exam season and had to withdraw from the league.

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April Childrens Chess at Methodist College

April Childrens Chess at Methodist College

Top chess youngsters play at Methodist College on April 13th 2019 - the last of the series of Childrens Chess afternoons.

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Strand 1 confirmed as new league champs after win over QUB 1

Strand 1 confirmed as new league champs after win over QUB 1

(B&D League 2018/19 Week 19) Strand 1 have secured their first ever Silver King after a 3.5-1.5 victory at QUB 1.

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Double Trouble at Groomsport Chess Tournament

Double Trouble at Groomsport Chess Tournament

Last Thursday (11 April), Teams of 2 battled it out in the first ever Doubles Rapidplay chess tournament in Groomsport.

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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
City of Belfast Championships 2019 City of Belfast Championships on May Bank Holiday weekend. Three days of two games a day. May 25th to 27th. May 25, 2019 - May 27, 2019 — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
Ulster Chess Union AGM and Annual Prize giving 6:30 to 7:30pm on Saturday 25 May 2019 (after Round 2 of the City of Belfast Championships) League awards will be prese... May 25, 2019 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM — NICS, Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
The Civil Service 2019 Summer Tournament :Week5 The UCU Civil Service Summer Tournament is open to all chess players and provides regular competitive chess during the s... May 29, 2019 07:30 PM - 10:45 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
ICU/UCU Summer Open Rapidplay and Blitz To celebrate the 2019 Glorney Gilbert International the ICU and UCU have organised a FIDE rated rapidplay and blitz. Jul 21, 2019 10:30 AM - 06:30 PM — Carrickdale Hotel and Spa, Carrickcarnon, Ravensdale, Dundalk, A91 PR63
Ulster Masters 2019 Ulster Master 23rd/24th November. 5 rounds of brilliant chess. Nov 23, 2019 - Nov 24, 2019 — Saint Columbanus’ College, 68 Ballymaconnell Road, Bangor, BT20 5PU
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