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News of upcoming events

The chess Calendar for the next few weeks is full of Chess activity. Including the Ulster Masters at Queen's University over Friday 14th - Sunday 16th November. Five rounds of slow chess - face to face! FIDE rated.
News of upcoming events

Ulster Masters in 2019

We have alot of chess activity on over the next few weeks. The chess league is running and Bangor Club and Greenisland Club together with the new Holywood chess club are running some brilliant events. As this fills up our event section I thought I would put them on this news page to highlight them better.

All events require registration in advance. Please see links for more details.

If anyone is aware of other chess activity please let us know and we will include on the website. Please email:

Wishing you all well and have fun in your chess.

Mini blitz at Holywood Old School - Tue 26 Oct from 10am to 11:30am

A fun 5min each blitz tournament at the new Holywood Club.


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


Greenisland FC Chess: Not Halloween/Not Christmas Mini Rapid

Monday 1st November 2021 from 7pm to 10pm 5 rounds 15 time control


Childrens Chess November 6th

Fun afternoon Chess tournament and puzzle competition. Nov 06, 2021 12:30 PM to 04:30 PM, The Methodist College, Belfast


Ulster Masters, 12-14th November 2021:

The second Weekender this year. Two sections 5 rounds and FIDE rated. Expect some top chess. Time Control: 90 mins +30 seconds. Venue: Elmwood Hall, Queens University, BT9 6BD


FIDE RATED Bangor Rapid Championship Thursday 18 November 2021

7pm to 10pm, 5 rounds of 15+0. Pickie Bowling Club, 82 Broadway, Bangor, BT20 4TS


Danny Roberts Lecture + Simul – Thursday 2 December at Pickie Bowling Club

7pm to 10pm. Lecture 7pm to 7:45pm. Simul 8pm to 10pm


NICS Alan Burns - Lackadaisical #1 2021-22

The first in the series of NICS rapidplays contributing to the Alan Burns Grand Prix. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of chess. 5 round Swiss starting at 1:30pm. 20+5 on the clock reckoning the last round  should finish before 6.00pm


Greenisland FC Chess: Christmas Shopping Recovery Rapid

Sunday 12th December from 9am to 6pm 6 rounds 25min time control