Current news in Ulster Chess

The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
North Belfast at the 1998 European Club Championships

North Belfast at the 1998 European Club Championships

The North Belfast Chess Team competed at the European Club Championships in Lubniewice, Poland 11th-13th September 1998. This report appeared originally in the 1997-1998 UCU Yearbook.

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Roger Dodges Defeat

Roger Dodges Defeat

Ever since the 1972 Fischer-Spassky Worl Championship, the popularity of chess, especially among the young, has rocketed. Most schools have chess clubs, while most towns have clubs open to all ages, often using the library to meet in weekly. Two Belfast clubs are Fisherwick, Wilson House, Eglantine Avenue and CIYMS, Circular Road, off Holywood Road. Why not join a chess club now?

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Lamb gets the chop

Lamb gets the chop

The next important local tournament is the Belfast Festival, held at Queen's University Student's Union scnak bar on May 20-22/5/83. There are three sections, the OPne (1,800 + grading), the Major (1,450 - 1,799) and the Minor (up to 1,499) with entry fees £8, £7 and £6 respectively *half fees for under-16's and O.A.P.s). To enter ring David Houston at Belfast 660620

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North's players win chess honours

North's players win chess honours

Welcome to our first ever chess column, which will take a weekly look at the Irish chess scene, featuring a chess game for you to browse through.

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Chess champs bring cup to North

Chess champs bring cup to North

Five young Newcastle lads have become all-Ireland chess champions. They swept to victory in the finals of the Community Games chess championships held at Mosney, bringing the cup North for the first time.

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Ulster Chronicles

In readiness for a new season, previous year's content gets moved into our annual archives (the Ulster Chronicles) to make room for the new. If you authored some of this content, you still have ownership of it, items are just moved to a new location.

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
The Eglantine 2017 Summer Tournament Week12 The UCU Eglantine Summer Tournament is open to all chess players and provides regular competitive chess during the summe... Jul 26, 2017 07:30 PM - 10:45 PM — Belfast Bankers Club, 31 Malone Road, Belfast BT9 6RU
Summer Chess School 2017 For the Eighth successive year the Ulster Chess Union are running a 3 Day Summer Chess School for Children, Beginners to... Aug 02, 2017 - Aug 04, 2017 — Ballynafeigh Bowling Club - Ormeau Park, Park Road,Belfast, BT7 4NA
Ulster Chess Championships 2017: Europa Hotel, Belfast The 2017 Ulster Chess Championships: Europa Hotel. Saturday/Sunday 2nd - 3rd September Sep 02, 2017 - Sep 03, 2017 — Europa Hotel, Belfast
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