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Ulster Championships 2023 - Results

The Ulster Championships returned this August bank holiday weekend to Elmwood Hall, QUB. Players battled out for the title over 3 days and 6 games!

Congratulations to the 10 prize-winners at this year’s Ulster Championships.


2023 Ulster Champion - Scott Crockart 5/6 (Strand Chess Club)

2nd Place: Mandar Tahmankar 4.5/6 (Civil Service Chess Club)

U1800 Grading Award: Adam Rushe (Bangor Chess Club)


Ulster Intermediate Champion - Jade Sandrey 6/6 (QUB Chess Club)

Intermediate 2nd: Caleb McClean 4/6 (Bangor Chess Club)

U1500 Grading Award: James Douglas 3/6 (City of Derry Chess Club)


Ulster Junior Champion: Anayraj Tripathi 4.5/6 (Lisburn Chess Club)

Junior 2nd: James Huang 4.5/6

Junior 3rd: Odrhán Doody 4.5/6

Under 1200 Grading Award: Paul Murphy 4/6 (Roaming Knights Chess Club)

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A big thanks to Paddy Magee for securing the wonderful venue of Elmwood Hall at Queen’s University, Belfast. The tournament attracted some very special old faces and lots of new faces! The 3 FIDE licensed National Arbiters running the event were Eddie Khanzharov, Adam Rushe and Brendan Jamison.

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The next FIDE rated tournament is a one day rapid in Derry on Saturday 9th September at the Maldron Hotel. It is event 2 of 10 in the 2023/2024 NI Rapid Grand Prix. There are only a few places left so register this week if you’re keen to play in Derry! Promises to be a super fun day!