Current news in Ulster Chess

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

RVH Running Scared

This week QUB had been due to host RVH in a crucial Division 1 clash. However, after their harrowing 4-1 defeat at the hands of Fisherwick, RVH decided to postpone the fixture and take a leave of absence from league chess. The match will now take place later in the season.

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QUB Sail Past Lagan Challenge

QUB Sail Past Lagan Challenge

After last week's crucial victory over Fisherwick, the chess stars of Queen's University Belfast continued on their tour of south Belfast with a trip down the road to face Lagan in the Belfast Boat Club.

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Fisherwick Floored in Slugfest

Fisherwick Floored in Slugfest

Five games, five decisive results and not even a single draw offer in sight.

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Five-way tie for Ulster Rapidplay title

The Ulster Rapidplay Championship was held as usual over the Christmas-New Year Holiday period at the Belfast Boat Club.

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QUB Christmas Blitz

QUB Christmas Blitz

The QUB Blitz series continued in the Students' Union and provided another night of high quality competition, banter and, on this occasion, no shortage of controversy.

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Upcoming Events
The ICU Spring Grand Prix Series 2021 Rounds will take place every Sunday afternoon, between 3-5pm. Blitz (3 mins +2 second increment) on rounds 1,3,5,7,8,9,1... Jan 17, 2021 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM — https://lichess.org/team/icu-spring-grand-prix-series-2021
winter-tournament-2020-21-week13 Using the same rules as our usual Summer Tournament we will be running a Monday evening drop in tournament. With time li... Jan 18, 2021 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM — lichess.org
The ICU Spring Team Blitz League A 10 round, team blitz on lichess open to all ICU/UCU members. No minimum amount of people in the team. Friday evening... Jan 22, 2021 12:00 AM — lichess.org
Virtual Williamson 2021 The Virtual Williamson 2021 will take place over the weekend 30th - 31st January 2021. 5 rounds. Jan 30, 2021 - Jan 31, 2021
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