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The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
December starts the run of top Childrens Chess Tournaments

December starts the run of top Childrens Chess Tournaments

On December 8th at Methodist College some of the top children in Ulster played the first Monthly Childrens Chess Tournament. Numbers werent high but the quality of chess was excellent. Players included in the secondary section: Karina Kruk recently crowned Irish Womans Champion, Thomas Donaldson the winner of the Belfast Masters Challengers, Matthew Chapman Ulster Junior Champion, Kiran and Kevin Robbin regular Belfast Scholastic Chess Winners. In the smaller Primary School section we had Honor Parissis the Ulster Under 10 Champion.

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Murphy joint second in Kilkenny

A Round-up of the exploits from all Ulster players in the recent Kilkenny Congress

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Karina Kruk crowned Irish Womans Champion 2012 at Kilkenny 23rd-25th November

For the first time since 1982, Ireland held a seperate championship for the title of Womens Champion of Ireland, mainly thanks to the work and talents of Una O’Boyle. There were 12 partipants and it was run smoothly by Ted Jennings alongside the Kilkenny Congress.

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Karina Kruk returns from World Youth Chess Championships

Karina Kruk returns from World Youth Chess Championships

Karina Kruk returns from Maribor, Slovenia having represented Ireland at the World Youth Chess Championships. Scoring an excellent 5 out of 11.

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2012 Ulster Masters

2012 Ulster Masters

On the weekend of 17th/18th November at the Civil Service Social Club some exciting Chess was played. Two players led their sections and gained victory with out dropping a game. Thomas Donaldson beat a tough section of seasoned club players to win with 5 points out of 6 - a fantastic score. Winning the intermediate section. Alan Delaney winning the Senior section with 5 1/2 out of 6.

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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
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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