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Ulster Chronicles

Contemporaneous reports on tournaments and events from past few decades; web content since 2004 with additional archival material dating back to the 80's

Welcome to the UCU Chronicles.

Here we offer archival reports of activity in local chess clubs and the UCU itself. This part of the archive is composed of contemporaneous reports, that is reports which were created at the time or very soon after an event had finished. This gives the reports a unique flavour.

At the end of each season, usually soon after the Union's AGM, all reports for the season published on this site, are gathered together and moved to this location - the Ulster Chronicles. This gives members a clean slate for the incoming season while keeping the analysis, discussion, lists, games and photos available in a convenient location for browsing, chronologically if you want. At the moment, this local material dates back to 2004 when the UCU Website started to expand with its own content.

We have also been able to acquire archival material from a variety of sources to supplement this content. Checkout our Contributors Page which credits the sources for this additional material and includes indexes for these specific catalogues. Generally though, all reports are gathered together by season so it is possible to follow events as they unfolded.

Many of these historical reports included local games; these are collectively available in our Games Archive which we hope to collate into a more convenient form for downloading. These games, in particular, offer a unique perspective on local chess over the years.

Table of Contents

Listed below are the seasonal catalogues making up the Chronicles

Additional Material

Retrospective reports and other specific archival material is also available

Player Biographies: personal notes on players and personalities who have made an impact on Ulster Chess over the years. Active players are listed in our Membership List showing their game and rating histories

The Time Traveller: retrospective reports looking back over the UCU's history since its formation in 1932 and even beyond to the 19th Century when local chess were being formed and loosely organised amongst themselves. Some our trophies, such as the Williamson Shield, were first competed for in these early days

Trophies and Honours: historical lists of trophies offered by the Union showing winners and similar lists of honours awarded over the years. Since 2004, complete details of all UCU events are available in our Results Service showing fixtures/rounds and final standings

News
Belfast South Open Chess Tournament 2017-18 starts Monday 30th October The Belast South Open Weekly tournament starts Monday 30th October at the Bankers Club. Oct 01, 2017
Another brilliant evening of Culture, Coffee and Chess Friday September 22nd and time for Belfast Culture Night. Outside Cafe Nero were tables ladden with chess boards waiting... Oct 01, 2017
The final round of the Summer Tournament The final round of the Summer Tournament was played on Wednesday 20th September. After 20 weeks of brilliant chess the r... Sep 25, 2017
Presentation to Ray Devenney for outstanding contribution to Ulster Chess In recognition of Ray's outstanding contribution to Ulster Chess , Belfast South Chess Club organised a presentation for... Sep 25, 2017
Belfast Culture Night 2017. Cafe Chess Playing at Caffe Nero. Belfast Culture Night. Enjoy meeting potential new chess players. Play chess and enjoy the cafe experience. Share your e... Sep 14, 2017
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Upcoming Events
Childrens Chess Saturday Nov 4th The series of Childrens Chess events starts. An afternoon of brilliant chess. Have fun playing in a chess tournament , w... Nov 04, 2017 12:30 PM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College, Belfast
Omagh Rapidplay 2017 This years Omagh rapidplay will take place on Saturday 25th November at Christian Brothers Grammar School. Nov 25, 2017 10:30 AM - 06:00 PM — Christian Brothers Grammar School, Omagh
NICS Lackadaisical #1 2017-18 The first in the series of NICS rapidplays contributing to the Alan Burns Grand Prix. Enjoy Sunday Lunch followed by ent... Dec 10, 2017 01:55 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont
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