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The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
Makeshift QUB Move Closer to Title

Makeshift QUB Move Closer to Title

Last week’s superb 4-1 spanking of Fisherwick undeniably made reigning champions Queen’s clear favourites to lift the Silver King in 2009. However, there were still 3 games to go until the season’s end. James Bond never has enough time to relax and have a cup of tea before saving the day. Chris Millar, 007 of Ulster Chess, was to find things little different.

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Walls Wins QUB April Blitz

Walls Wins QUB April Blitz

Out of term time though it was, Tuesday April 7th saw the Students’ Union play host to a full house. Maximo Park did their part - drawing crowds into the Mandela Hall – but the main event was taking place next door in the building’s basement, where Bar Sub was the venue for the QUB April Blitz.

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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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The Summer Tournament 2021 Week 21 The final week before the awards and fun quickplay tournament. Face to Face Chess at the Civil Service Pavilion. Starts... Sep 22, 2021 06:45 PM - 10:00 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
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