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Ulster Chronicles

Contemporaneous reports on tournaments and events from past years

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The Time Traveller

The original series of articles by the Time Traveller appeared in David McAlister's web magazine "Ulster Chess History." They were the fruit of his researches into contemporaneous newspaper reports plus various Irish and Ulster archives and covered the period up to the early 1980s. Those articles will now be presented here at the official UCU website and David will add new articles as well.

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Trophy winners, donors and dedications

The Ulster Chess Union endeavours to reward competitors appropriately with silver-ware and prize funds. Some of our trophies are now of considerable vintage, with the Silver King and Williamson Shield both over 100 years old. This section details the winners of our trophies, together with those who donated them or to whom they are dedicated.

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Player Biographies

Biographies of significant people in Ulster chess detailing some of their achievements and contributions

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International & Representative Events

Reports and information about International and Representative events in which UCU players compete.

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Games Archive

A list of games and game archives available on the site

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Trophies

Trophies and Honours awarded by the Ulster Chess Union

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Schools Competitions

Reports on young players competing in Schools, University and other age-level events.

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News
Summer Tournament 2021 four weeks played Players are welcome to drop in to play a game of 90mins each. On a wednesday evening. So far we have played 4 weeks. Who... Jun 02, 2021
Virtual City of Belfast 2021 - Day 2 - hot off the press Day 2 of the Virtual City of Belfast 2021. With the last 2 rounds we see who is crowned the Henderson Champion and who i... May 31, 2021
Virtual City of Belfast 2021 - Day 1 - hot off the press Day one of the Virtual City of Belfast 2021 is complete. How do players stand. May 29, 2021
BREAKING NEWS: Greenisland FC launches Chess Club Greenisland Football Club has launched a brand new chess club at Greenisland Football Club. It opens on Friday 11th June... May 27, 2021
The 2021 AGM and Ulster Championships - Weekend of July 24th We are looking at having the 2021 AGM and the Ulster Championships for 2021 face to face. Over the weekend of July 24th,... May 24, 2021
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Upcoming Events
Ulster Championships 2021 We hope to run these with face to face games over the weekend 23rd Juy, 24th July, 25th July. Jul 23, 2021 - Jul 25, 2021 — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
Ulster Chess Union AGM 2021 Hope fully face to face. The Ulster Chess Union AGM 24th July 8:00pm (TBC) Jul 24, 2021 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
The ICU have announced: 100th Irish Championship 2021 This was last run successfully with distance rules enforced last year. The ICU hope to repeat this this year at the End ... Jul 31, 2021 - Aug 08, 2021 — Collaiste Eanna, Co Dublin
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