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Ulster Chronicles

Contemporaneous reports on tournaments and events from past years

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Albert Long Collection

Albert Long was Secretary of the Ulster Chess Union from circa 1950 to 1970. He kept extensive formal records of his work and the results of UCU competitions during that period. His working notebooks, which contain an even greater amount of detail, have also been given to the UCU. These archives form the core of this collection. Added to them are records kept by his successors and other officials up to the end of the millennium, plus records of the Belfast and Strandtown clubs dating back into the 19th Century. It is intended that a significant amount of this historical material will be transcribed into this section of the UCU website.

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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
Novembers Childrens Chess 2021 took place on Saturday 6th November Youngsters gathered at Methodist College from as far afield as Dublin. For a Chess filled afternoon. With a chess tourna... Nov 25, 2021
Lisburn Goes From Strength to Strength Lisburn Chess Club leads the way in Ulster Chess with their exciting and innovative projects. Nov 25, 2021
First Ladies Day event behind us On Sunday 21st November, the Ulster Chess Union held a women's only event at Greenisland FC Chess. Nov 22, 2021
Bangor Rapid Championship 2021 November 18th Players gathered in Bangor for another brilliant event organised by Bangor Club with the assistance of Rebecca McClurg a... Nov 22, 2021
Greenisland FC getting busy! Greenisland FC Chess ran a couple of competitions at the start of November and we have all the details Nov 07, 2021
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Upcoming Events
Danny Roberts Lecture + Simul – Thursday 2 December at Pickie Bowling Club 7pm to 10pm. Lecture 7pm to 7:45pm. Simul 8pm to 10pm Dec 02, 2021 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM — Pickie Bowling Club, 82 Broadway, Bangor, BT20 4TS
NICS Alan Burns - Lackadaisical #1 2021-22 The first in the series of NICS rapidplays contributing to the Alan Burns Grand Prix. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of ches... Dec 05, 2021 01:00 PM - 06:00 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
Ulster Schools Individual Championships 2021 Come and challenge to become the Ulster Schools Chess Champion 2021. 11th December at Methodist College. Dec 11, 2021 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM — Methodist College,1 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6BY
Greenisland FC Chess: Christmas Shopping Recovery Rapid ***FULL*** Sunday 12th December from 9am to 6pm 6 rounds 25min time control Dec 12, 2021 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM — Greenisland FC Clubhouse, 100 Glenkeen Av, Greenisland, BT38 8ST
Fifth Executive Board Meeting Further details TBC Jan 22, 2022 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM — TBC
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