Current news in Ulster Chess

The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
Top young chess players enjoy Stormont

Top young chess players enjoy Stormont

Kieran McCarthy MLA invited the 14 top players to play at Stormont in the Stormont Elite chess competition. The players (ages from 6 to 18) have played in the monthly Childrens Chess tournaments held at Methodist College. To gain an invite they had to be in the top 4 of a Grand-prix point system (adding best results from 3 of the tournaments). Parents, Principals and Volunteers were also invited. Champions: Upper Secondary School: Kieran Robbin (RBAI) Form4 Lower Secondary School: Eibha Ni Mhuireagian (Ursaline College) Form1 and Jake Patterson (Home Educated) Form3 Primary School: Honor Parisiss (Fullerton) P7

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City of Belfast 2013 report

The 2013 City of Belfast Championships were played at the Ballynafeigh Community Development Centre over the 18-19 May weekend.

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The Belfast Scholastic Chess Shields 2013

The Belfast Scholastic Chess Shields 2013

With the final Childrens Chess for 2013 completed we have the Grand-prix results for the Belfast Scholastic Shield 2013.

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New Location for the Summer Tournament

New Location for the Summer Tournament

The Summer Tournament will start on Weds May 15th. At the Belfast Banker's Club 31 Malone Road, Belfast BT9 6RU.

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Aprils Childrens Chess

Aprils Childrens Chess

Top players attended the April Childrens Chess at Methodist College. We had Candidate Master Karina Kruk (Current Irish Womans Champion), Gavin Melaugh from Derry (Previous Irish under 8 Champion).

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Ulster Chronicles

Slowly but surely the archives are receiving content from previous years including Ulster News postings, newspaper reports fromĀ Rookies clippings service, and other sources. Our games archive is starting to build up too!

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Upcoming Events
Summer Chess School 2022 The Ulster Chess Union is running a 3 Day Summer Chess School for Children, Beginners to Expert. Aug 10, 2022 - Aug 12, 2022 — Ormeau Park - Ravenhill Bowling Club hall
15th week of the Summer Tournament : Civil Service Pavilion : 10th August The Summer Tournament is back at Civil Service Social Club starting every Wednesday at the Maynard Sinclair Pavilion unt... Aug 10, 2022 07:30 PM - 10:45 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
FIDE Rated U1800 Newry Summer Classic Another event being held at Newry for under 1800 rated players with a time control of 60+0 on Sunday 14th August Aug 14, 2022 09:45 AM - 06:45 PM — Sticky Fingers Arts Centre, 10 Upper Edward Street, Newry, BT35 6AX
The Ulster Championships 2022 August 27 - 29. 6 rounds at 90mins + 30secs. 3 sections. The top Ulster Competition. Aug 27, 2022 - Aug 29, 2022 — Queens University, Belfast
Bangor Congress 2022 6 round Swiss Open Tournament at Bangor with two competing sections Sep 03, 2022 09:45 AM - 05:00 PM — Church of Ireland Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR, Northern Ireland
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