Current news in Ulster Chess

The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.

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

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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.

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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.

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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…

October 2022 FIDE rating report - 15 players make a FIDE debut

Report by B.Jamison, FIDE National Arbiter The month of September saw 5 FIDE-rated events in total, 2 blitz and 3 rapid.

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Upcoming Events
First Executive Board Meeting 2022-23 First Executive Board Meeting 2022-23. Civil Service Pavilion. Weds 5th October 2022 7:30pm. Oct 05, 2022 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
Simul at Bangor Chess Club On Thursday 6th October 2022, multi-award winning chess champion Richard Morrow will deliver a 16 board simul at Bangor ... Oct 06, 2022 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM — Church of Ireland Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, Co Down
FIDE-rated Newry Autumn Rapid Sunday 9th October 2022 This is event 4 of 10 in the NI FIDE Rapid Grand Prix 2022/2023 Oct 09, 2022 10:30 AM - 05:00 PM — Sticky Fingers Arts Centre, 10 Upper Edward Street, Newry, BT35 6AX
FIDE-rated Groomsport Autumn Blitz 2022 FIDE-rated Blitz competition to be held Thursday 13th October at Groomsport. Oct 13, 2022 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM — Church of Ireland Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, Co. Down, BT19 6JR
Ladies Day The first in the 2022/2023 season Ladies Day event will be held by Queen's Chess Club. Oct 16, 2022 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM — Blue Sky Room - Queen's University Belfast Student Union
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