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The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
Minutes from the 2019 UCU AGM

Minutes from the 2019 UCU AGM

With the election of Officers and the awarding of the league prizes and the looking back over the chess year to our many successes.

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Chess Arbiter Training Programme 2019: Progress Report

Chess Arbiter Training Programme 2019: Progress Report

Ulster Chess Union Tournament Director Brendan Jamison introduced a 12 month Arbiter Training Course at the beginning of January 2019. 8 UCU members signed up. How are they progressing....

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 Tournament Report for City of Belfast Championships 2019

Tournament Report for City of Belfast Championships 2019

Held at The Pavilion, part of the Stormont Estate and location of the NICS chess club, the City of Belfast Championships were a terrific bank holiday weekend of chess. Some enjoyed playing on home turf, while others travelled a great distance to participate; Nikolai Dimitrov took the train all the way from Dublin! Report By Ciaran Rowan, Assistant Arbiter

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Enniskillen Rapidplay Championships 2019

Enniskillen Rapidplay Championships 2019

Some brilliant chess at the fantastic location of Lough Erne Resort on Saturday 18th May.

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Ross Harris awarded National Arbiter title

Ross Harris awarded National Arbiter title

Our second National Arbiter - Ross Harris was awarded the title after completing the training and gaining two Arbiter norms.

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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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Upcoming Events
The Civil Service 2019 Summer Tournament :Week13 The UCU Civil Service Summer Tournament is open to all chess players and provides regular competitive chess during the s... Jul 24, 2019 07:30 PM - 10:45 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
Summer Chess School 2019 For the Tenth successive year the Ulster Chess Union are running a 3 Day Summer Chess School for Children, Beginners to ... Aug 07, 2019 - Aug 09, 2019 — Ballynafeigh Bowling Club - Ormeau Park, Park Road,Belfast, BT7 4NA
ULSTER CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019 - FIDE Rated Ulster Championships 2019 - 3 day bank holiday weekend event, Saturday August 24, Sunday August 25, Monday August 26 Aug 24, 2019 - Aug 26, 2019 — Europa Hotel, Great Victoria Street, Belfast
BANGOR CONGRESS 2019 Sponsored by Mellon Hyundia Date: Saturday 5 October 2019 Oct 05, 2019 10:30 AM - 05:30 PM — Groomsport Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR
Lisburn October Blitz and Bullet tournament On 12th October enjoy the Lisburn Blitz and Bullet tournament. Oct 12, 2019 10:30 AM - 04:00 PM — Level 2, Lisburn City Library, 23 Linenhall Street, Lisburn, BT28 1FJ
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