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The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
Stormont a perfect location to celebrate chess talent

Stormont a perfect location to celebrate chess talent

The annual Belfast Scholastic awards took place at Stormont on 30th May. Celebrating another brilliant year of chess. Kieran McCarthy MLA invited Children, Parents, Teachers to enjoy this historic building and play some chess.

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Top youngsters play in Northern Ireland Mega-final

Top youngsters play in Northern Ireland Mega-final

Saturday 17th May saw some 29 children play excellent chess at the UK Chess Challenge Northern Ireland Mega finals and enjoy some coaching from top Ulster Chess player Gareth Annesley.

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Eglantine Summer tournament begins

Eglantine Summer tournament begins

With the end of the league the opportunity to play rated slow games continues over the summer with this excellent tournament. Some 20 players took the opportunity.

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The Belfast City has been moved from 24/25 May to June 7/8

Unfortunately unexpected issues with our venue has meant we have had to move the dates of the Belfast City tournament. It will now take place on 7/8th June.

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Gawain Jones plays 28 Club players at RBAI wed 14th May.

Gawain Jones plays 28 Club players at RBAI wed 14th May.

Ulster Chess players had the excellent opportunity of going head to head with the top Grand Master Gawain Jones. Would any one beat him!

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Upcoming Events
FIDE 100th Anniversary Groomsport Classic 2024 (Rounds 3 & 4) Apr 20, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Church of Ireland Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR, Northern Ireland
Fifth Executive Board Meeting Agenda TBC Apr 23, 2024 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM — Lisburn Chess Club, 60-62 Longstone Street
FIDE RATED Downpatrick April Rapid 2024 Apr 24, 2024 07:15 PM - 10:15 PM — Denvir’s Hotel, 14 English Street, Downpatrick, BT30 6AB, Northern Ireland
FIDE-RATED Bangor Tony Beckett Memorial Blitz 2024 Apr 25, 2024 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM — Church of Ireland Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR
City of Belfast 2024 May 4th-6th Bank Holiday Weekend 6 rounds over 3 days. At the Civil Service Pavilion. May 04, 2024 - May 06, 2024 — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
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