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NICS Lackadaisical

NICS Lackadaisical

The next event in NICS rapidplay series is the "Lackadaisical" scheduled for Sunday 26th January. As intense as ever but the start and stop times make it an easy one for those challenged by an early rise on Sunday mornings. We have even got the caterers in so you can have your Sunday lunch made for you before you start.

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B&D League Christmas break

B&D League Christmas break

Christmas is upon us and the final match has been played in 2013. The league is settling down now as we approach the break when the competition separates into two divisions. With most teams having a couple of fixtures remaining in this section, it is not at all clear who will be up and who will be down - apart from the top and bottom of course which is pretty clear cut.

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Bangor vs Ballynafeigh 2

Bangor vs Ballynafeigh 2

Fresh from a week's break, Ballynafeigh 2 resumed their league campaign with a trip to the North Down coast.

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Ulster Schools Individual Champions crowned on 7th December.

Ulster Schools Individual Champions crowned on 7th December.

The Schools Individual Ulster Championships took place at Methodist College on 7th December. Four tournaments decided the Champions for Under 12, Under 14, Under 16, Under 19. The Under 19 determining the Schools Ulster Champion: Thomas Donaldson.

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UCU News Correction

UCU News Correction

Apologies for an error in this months UCU News: the final round in the Belfast South Tournament will be on Monday 16th December and not as reported

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Upcoming Events
FIDE Rated - The March Mini Rapid Mar 24, 2023 07:15 PM - 10:00 PM — Greenisland FC Chess Club, 100 Glenkeen Avenue, Greenisland, BT38 8ST
Ulster Fischer Random Rapidplay Championship 2023 7 rounds of Fischer Random Chess, Sunday 26th March at the Civil Service Pavilion. Mar 26, 2023 10:30 AM - 06:00 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
FIDE Rated U1800 Groomsport Classic 2023 Groomsport Classic returns with 5 rounds over 2 days, Thursday 30th March and Saturday 1st April Mar 30, 2023 - Apr 01, 2023 — Church of Ireland Groomsport Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR
Irish Junior Chess Championships 2023 Mar 31, 2023 - Apr 02, 2023 — Col√°iste √Čanna, Hillside Park, Ballyroan, Rathfarnham, D16E248
Children's Chess - Methody The monthly schools chess tournaments continues at Methodist College. Apr 01, 2023 12:30 AM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College,1 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6BY
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