Current news in Ulster Chess

The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
July 20th Today is International Chess Day

July 20th Today is International Chess Day

The International Chess Day is celebrated annually on July 20, the day the International Chess Federation (FIDE) was founded, in 1924. The UN have organised a Zoom meeting and invited chess players to join see below for details - starts at 3:00pm (BST).

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Lockdown Summer Tournament: weeks 7 - 9

Lockdown Summer Tournament: weeks 7 - 9

The weekly Summer tournament continues with slow chess of 90mins each on lichess. We welcome new players - some fun and exciting endgames with time being a factor.

Lockdown Summer Tournament: weeks 7 - 9 - Read More…

New National Abiters

New National Abiters

BREAKING NEWS: Northern Ireland has two new FIDE licensed National Arbiters - Mark Newman and Adrian Dornford-Smith. Report from Brendan Jamison - who has been the main driver for getting National Arbiters and training of Arbiters in Northern Ireland.

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Lockdown Summer Tournament: weeks 4 - 6

Lockdown Summer Tournament: weeks 4 - 6

The Summer drop in tournament continues. With a couple of new players and plenty of good chess. Read on for results and current scores.

Lockdown Summer Tournament: weeks 4 - 6 - Read More…

Final Standings for the 2020 Childrens Chess Grandprix

Final Standings for the 2020 Childrens Chess Grandprix

With the March Childrens Chess completed we have the final standings for the 2020 Grandprix. The top four of each section usually get invited to Stormont for an award ceremony and Elite Chess Tournament.

Final Standings for the 2020 Childrens Chess Grandprix - 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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