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The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
Whitewashing the Wannabees

Whitewashing the Wannabees

With Division 2 racing towards a final day decider between QUB B and Fisherwick B on April 21st, Queen's captain Damien Cunningham reports on the University's progress in their bid to win the John Strawbridge Trophy. The coverage of the title run in starts with Cunningham's team making the journey to bottom side Bangor Wannabees.

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Queen's Teams Enjoy St.Patrick's Day Demolitions

Queen's Teams Enjoy St.Patrick's Day Demolitions

While University students were laying waste to the Holylands, the University’s chess teams were setting out to do likewise to their visitors in the Peter Froggatt Centre. Although much less alcohol fuelled, the damage dished out by Queen’s to the opposition was equally unforgiving.

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Photo Finish Sees Uni Men Edge RVH

Photo Finish Sees Uni Men Edge RVH

After salvaging a fairly fortuitous draw at home to RVH last week, Champions Queen’s made the return trip west to face Ciaran Marron’s side for the second week running.

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Queen's Rescue RVH Draw

Queen's Rescue RVH Draw

With every week and result that passes, it seems more and more likely that the 2008/09 race for the Silver King is set to go to the wire. Engaging in a well balanced three way joust for the coveted trophy are the Evil Empire of Fisherwick, pretenders to the crown RVH and reigning champions QUB.

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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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