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The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
Lisburn Chess Club hosted Blitz and Bullet Chess - February 23rd.

Lisburn Chess Club hosted Blitz and Bullet Chess - February 23rd.

On Saturday 23rd February Lisburn Chess Club hosted at the Lisburn Library 26 players from top players Steve Scannell and Sergio Esteve Sanchez to relatively new players James Wong and Taufik Kamal.

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GM Luke McShane plays Belfast at Stormont Hotel - February 21st

GM Luke McShane plays Belfast at Stormont Hotel - February 21st

Top player Grand Master Luke McShane played 29 chess players ranging in age from 9 years and up. At the brilliant venue of the Stormont Hotel.

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Players from USA and Poland flock to Groomsport for speed chess competition

Players from USA and Poland flock to Groomsport for speed chess competition

Last Thursday (21st February) saw a special gathering of players arriving for the Groomsport Rapidplay Chess Championships. With 15 minutes each on the clock, it was an exciting 5 rounds of super-fast mental gymnastics - report by Arbiter Brendan Jamison

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Scholastic Chess at Methodist College Belfast. - February 9th 2019

Scholastic Chess at Methodist College Belfast. - February 9th 2019

Young Chess enthusiasts played an afternoon of chess and solved chess puzzles at Methodist College.A brilliant day of logical thinking.

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Strand 1 come out on top in crunch match

Strand 1 come out on top in crunch match

(B&D League 2018/19 Week 14) Strand 1 took another big step towards their first Silver King after victory over their nearest rivals.

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Upcoming Events
Ulster Rapidplay Championships 2019 - Sponsored by Falls Bowling Club On March 23rd The Ulster Rapidplay Championships 2019. At Falls Bowling Club Mar 23, 2019 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Falls Bowling Club, 61-63 Andersonstown Road, Belfast, BT11 9AH
Women's Development Programme - Launch Event The Ulster Chess Union is proud to announce the launch of our Women's Development Programme. Mar 24, 2019 05:15 PM - 08:15 PM — Strand Arts Centre, 152 - 154 Holywood Road, Belfast, BT4 1NY
Armagh Rapidplay Championships 30th March 2019 In a continuing drive to reach beyond the Belfast metropolitan area, we are looking forward to holding our first ever ra... Mar 30, 2019 10:45 AM - 05:30 PM — The Royal School, College Hill, Armagh, BT61 9DH
Childrens Chess - Youth chess from Sixth Form down 13th April An afternoon of brilliant chess. Have fun playing in a chess tournament , with a chess puzzle competition and informal c... Apr 13, 2019 12:30 PM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College, 1 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6BY
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
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