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The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
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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Photo Finish Sees Uni Men Edge RVH

Photo Finish Sees Uni Men Edge RVH

After salvaging a fairly fortuitous draw at home to RVH last week, Champions Queen’s made the return trip west to face Ciaran Marron’s side for the second week running.

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Mini blitz at Holywood Old School - Tue 26 Oct from 10am to 11:30am Holywood Mini Blitz Championship 2021: Tue 26 October 2021 : 10am to 11:30am Location: The Holywood Old school, 92 Chu... Oct 26, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM — The Holywood Old school, 92 Church Road, BT18 9BX.
Bangor Blitz Championship: FIDE rated **NOW FULL** Thursday 28 October 2021, 7pm to 10pm, 7 rounds of 10+0 Pickie Bowling Club, 82 Broadway, Bangor, BT20 4TS Oct 28, 2021 06:50 PM - 10:00 PM — Pickie Bowling Club, 82 Broadway, Bangor, BT20 4TS
Greenisland FC Chess: Not Halloween/Not Christmas Mini Rapid Monday 1st November 2021 from 7pm to 10pm 5 rounds 15 time control Nov 01, 2021 06:45 PM - 10:00 PM — Greenisland FC Clubhouse, 100 Glenkeen Av, Greenisland, BT38 8ST
Childrens Chess November 6th Fun afternoon Chess tournament and puzzle competition. Nov 06, 2021 12:30 PM - 04:30 PM — Methodist College,1 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6BY
FIDE RATED Bangor Rapid Championship Thursday 18 November 2021 hursday 18 November 2021, 7pm to 10pm, 5 rounds of 15+0 Nov 18, 2021 06:45 PM - 10:00 PM — Pickie Bowling Club, 82 Broadway, Bangor, BT20 4TS
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