Current news in Ulster Chess

The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
On Sunday 9th October, 34 chess players took part in the Newry Autumn Rapid, held across two rooms at the Sticky Fingers Arts Centre.

On Sunday 9th October, 34 chess players took part in the Newry Autumn Rapid, held across two rooms at the Sticky Fingers Arts Centre.

Played over 10 rounds with a time control of 15+0, the event allowed many more players the opportunity to play enough games to earn a FIDE rating. There were two sections, 22 in the senior (rated by FIDE, the International Chess Federation) and 12 in the junior (rated by the UCU, the Ulster Chess Union).

On Sunday 9th October, 34 chess players took part in the Newry Autumn Rapid, held across two rooms at the Sticky Fingers Arts Centre. - Read More…

New Chess Club in Belfast

New chess club starting in Belfast- all ages and abilities welcome. Location: Morton Community Centre, Lorne St Time: Wednesday evenings, 6-9

New Chess Club in Belfast - Read More…

The Ulster Masters 2022 will be held at Lisburn Chess Club

This years Ulster Masters will have 5 rounds. One on friday evening 11th Nov and two each on Saturday 12th, Sunday 13th Nov. Allowing a slow time control of 90mins + 30secs increments.

The Ulster Masters 2022 will be held at Lisburn Chess Club - Read More…

Downpatrick Rapid - 17th September 2022

Downpatrick Rapid - 17th September 2022

The NI Rapidplay Grand Prix continued with the Downpatrick Rapidplay 17th Sept. So far, 40 players have competed in the NI Rapid Grand Prix. 10 events in total. After the first two tournaments, Richard Morrow leads the top section and Paul O’Connor leads the junior section.

Downpatrick Rapid - 17th September 2022 - Read More…

Roaming Knights in North Belfast will celebrate its one year anniversary 22nd Oct 2022

Roaming Knights in North Belfast will celebrate its one year anniversary 22nd Oct 2022

Roaming Knights in North Belfast will celebrate its one year anniversary with a special chess cake and afternoon rapid tournament on Saturday 22nd October at Duncairn Arts Centre on the Antrim Road. Check-in at 1:30pm, ending at 4:30pm. Spectators welcome.

Roaming Knights in North Belfast will celebrate its one year anniversary 22nd Oct 2022 - Read More…

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Ulster Schools Individual Championships 2022 Come and challenge to become the Ulster Schools Chess Champion 2022. 10th December at Methodist College. Dec 10, 2022 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College,1 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6BY
FIDE-rated Ulster Blitz Championship 2022 Dec 29th The annual Ulster Blitz Championship will be FIDE rated and held at Greenisland FC Chess Club on Thursday 29th December. Dec 29, 2022 10:15 AM - 04:00 PM — Greenisland FC Clubhouse, 100 Glenkeen Av, Greenisland, BT38 8ST
FIDE-rated Dundonald Rapid Championship 2023 Saturday 7th January 2023. Civil Service Pavilion. This is event 8 of 10 in the NI FIDE Rapid Grand Prix 2022/2023 Jan 07, 2023 11:45 AM - 07:00 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
Williamson Championship 2023 20th-22nd January: FIDE Rated Start the New year with this wonderful historic tournament - over 100 years old - The Williamson Shield 2023. 5 rounds o... Jan 20, 2023 - Jan 22, 2023 — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
3rd Executive Board Meeting Location and agenda TBC Jan 24, 2023 - Jan 31, 2023 — TBC
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