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The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
P3 player wins March's Childrens Chess

P3 player wins March's Childrens Chess

A young P3 player Dayna Ferguson wins the Primary Section unbeaten with 6 points. Kevin Robbin wins the Secondary Section with 5.5 points. Eibhia Ni Mhureagain wins the Lower Secondary Section.

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Ulster Players do well at Bunratty

Ulster Players do well at Bunratty

Ashley McWhinney (Bangor Club) came joint 5th out of a field of 108 players in the Minor. Thomas Donaldson (Ballynafeigh), Ian Kilpatrick (Ballynafeigh) and Robert Lavery (Ballynafeigh) came joint 9th out of a field of 76 players in the Major with 4 points. Calum Leitch (Ballynafeigh) and Alan Delaney (Fruit Hill) came joint 8th in the Challengers. Gareth Annesley (Mallusk) came 30th out of a very tough Masters.

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Sad news - Eddie Whiteside passed away

Sad news - Eddie Whiteside passed away

After a short illness, Eddie Whiteside has passed away. Funeral arrangements have now been announced.

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Fantastic Simultaneous: Nigel Short wins all games....

Fantastic Simultaneous: Nigel Short wins all games....

This will be the highlight of the chess season. Playing one of the Legends of Chess - Nigel Short GM MBE. The event covered by the BBC news. 29 players of all skills pitted their wits against the Grand-Master.

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Childrens Chess February 16th

Childrens Chess February 16th

Matthew Chapman won the Secondary Section unbeaten with 5.5 out of 6 games. Honor Parissis won the Primary Section scoring an excellent full 7 points not dropping a game. Second came Lucia Corrigan with 6 points only loosing to Honor. Also exciting was that the next position was held by P2 student Dayna Furguson and then in joint fourth place we had P2 Admira Kecskameti, P1 Daniel Furguson, P3 Pheobe Patterson, P1 Calvin Patterson - a wealth of young good players.

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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
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
UK Blitz Championships 2022 - Belfast Qualifier - Sept 4th An opportunity to qualify for the UK Blitz Championships. Belfast is holding one of the 8 qualifying tournaments across ... Sep 04, 2022 10:30 AM - 06:00 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
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