Current news in Ulster Chess

The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
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
Coaching on Chess Openings Brendan Jamison (1808) delivers talk on Chess Openings at Bangor Chess Club - open to all players. Dec 20, 2018 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM — Bangor Chess Club, Groomsport Parish Hall, Groomsport, County Down
Ulster Blitz Championship 2018 The fast and furious Championships - 3 mins and 2 secs increment and lots of rounds! Dec 29, 2018 10:30 AM - 05:30 PM — 1st Floor, Ballynafeigh Community Development Centre, 283 Ormeau Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT7 3GG
The Mulcahy Memorial 2019 Jan 11, 2019 - Jan 13, 2019
Childrens Chess 12th January 2019 An afternoon of brilliant chess. Have fun playing in a chess tournament , with a chess puzzle competition and informal c... Jan 12, 2019 12:30 PM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College, Belfast
Williamson Shield 2019 Start the New year with this wonderful historic tournament - over 100 years old - The Williamson Shield 2019 Jan 19, 2019 10:30 PM - 09:15 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
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