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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The Civil Service 2018 Summer Tournament Starts The UCU Civil Service Summer Tournament is open to all chess players and provides regular competitive chess during the s... May 02, 2018 06:45 PM - 10:00 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont
Delancey UK Chess Challenge Northern Ireland Megafinal Saturday May 12th - Northern Ireland Delancey UK Chess Challenge Megafinal May 12, 2018 09:45 AM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College, Belfast
NICS Lackadaisical #3 2018 The third in the series of NICS rapidplays contributing to the Alan Burns Grand Prix. The restaurant do an excellent Sun... May 13, 2018 01:00 PM - 06:00 PM — PlayBall, The Pavilion, Stormont Stormont Estate, Upper Newtownards Road Belfast BT4 3TA
City of Belfast Championships 2018 City of Belfast Championships on May Bank Holiday weekend. Three days of two games a day. May 26th to 28th. May 26, 2018 - May 28, 2018 — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont
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