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The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
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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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
City of Belfast Championships 2019 City of Belfast Championships on May Bank Holiday weekend. Three days of two games a day. May 25th to 27th. May 25, 2019 - May 27, 2019 — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
Ulster Chess Union AGM and Annual Prize giving 6:30 to 7:30pm on Saturday 25 May 2019 (after Round 2 of the City of Belfast Championships) League awards will be prese... May 25, 2019 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM — NICS, Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
The Civil Service 2019 Summer Tournament :Week5 The UCU Civil Service Summer Tournament is open to all chess players and provides regular competitive chess during the s... May 29, 2019 07:30 PM - 10:45 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
ICU/UCU Summer Open Rapidplay and Blitz To celebrate the 2019 Glorney Gilbert International the ICU and UCU have organised a FIDE rated rapidplay and blitz. Jul 21, 2019 10:30 AM - 06:30 PM — Carrickdale Hotel and Spa, Carrickcarnon, Ravensdale, Dundalk, A91 PR63
Ulster Masters 2019 Ulster Master 23rd/24th November. 5 rounds of brilliant chess. Nov 23, 2019 - Nov 24, 2019 — Saint Columbanus’ College, 68 Ballymaconnell Road, Bangor, BT20 5PU
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