Current news in Ulster Chess

The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
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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Glorney Cup Fund Tournament

Glorney Cup Fund Tournament

While the chess season has not yet fully begun, the second Glorney Cup Fund One-day tournament at Queen’s University Students' Union marked a successful pipe-opener. The big question everyone was asking was how would the Gillen brothers fare after picking up the British Under-12 and Under-13 title in Plymouth

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Ulster Chess News

Ulster Chess News

In 1999, as the new millennium approached, David McAlister began to publish the quarterly Ulster Chess News through his personal website. For the next few years, he documented the local chess scene.

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Chess Notes by Rookie

Chess Notes by Rookie

Between 1983 and 1990, a weekly column was published in the Irish News with the byline of Rookie

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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
The Eglantine 2017 Summer Tournament Week20 The UCU Eglantine Summer Tournament is open to all chess players and provides regular competitive chess during the summe... Sep 20, 2017 07:30 PM - 10:45 PM — Belfast Bankers Club, 31 Malone Road, Belfast BT9 6RU
A table awaits you at Caffe Nero Chess and Coffee and good conversation.... Enjoy meeting potential new chess players. Play chess and enjoy the cafe experience. Share your enthusiasm for the game.... Sep 22, 2017 04:00 PM - 10:00 PM — Caffe Nero, 19 Lombard St.
The Eglantine Summer Tournament: Week 21 Prize-Giving and mini Tournament The UCU Eglantine Summer Tournament is open to all chess players and provides regular competitive chess during the summe... Sep 27, 2017 07:30 PM - 10:45 PM
LJCC - Belfast Qualifier 2017: 7th October An opportunity for Primary Students to Qualify for the London Junior Chess Championships - one of the most prestigous Ju... Oct 07, 2017 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College, Belfast
Ulster Masters 2017 The Ulster Masters will take place over 3 days, 13th - 15th October at Queens University, Belfast. Oct 13, 2017 - Oct 15, 2017 — Queens University, Student Union Snack Bar
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