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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
Top Young players compete at Methodist College - January 13th. The January Childrens Chess saw top young chess players gather to compete at Methodist College on 13th January afternoon... Jan 20, 2018
Aaditya and Anjali travel to the London Junior Chess Championship Two of our youngest players travelled to play in the very prestigious London Junior Chess Championship at the end of Dec... Jan 18, 2018
A new year’s health check: is our local chess scene expanding or contracting? Brendan Jamison takes a look at the current state of the Ulster chess scene. Jan 04, 2018
Strand come out on top in 12-board super match QUB welcomed Strand for a friendly match that went down to the wire. Dec 21, 2017
Belfast South Open Chess Tournament 2017-18 Important changes to the Belfast South Tournament venue and dates commencing in January 2018. Dec 19, 2017
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Upcoming Events
Ulster Team Rapidplay Chess Championships 2018 The Ulster Team Rapidplay Championships return on February 3rd. Feb 03, 2018 10:45 AM - 05:15 PM — Good Shepherd Centre, 511 Ormeau Rd, Belfast BT7 3GS
Childrens Chess Saturday February 10th 2018 The series of Childrens Chess events continues. An afternoon of brilliant chess. Have fun playing in a chess tournament ... Feb 10, 2018 12:30 PM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College, Belfast
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