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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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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
Scholastic Chess at Methodist College Belfast. - February 9th 2019 Young Chess enthusiasts played an afternoon of chess and solved chess puzzles at Methodist College.A brilliant day of lo... Feb 17, 2019
Strand 1 come out on top in crunch match (B&D League 2018/19 Week 14) Strand 1 took another big step towards their first Silver King after victory over their nea... Feb 17, 2019
Northern Lights stretch Division 2 lead (B&D League 2018/19 Week 13) Northern Lights go nine points clear in the Strawbridge Cup chase after beating Strand 2 wh... Feb 17, 2019
Newry Rapidplay Report - February 2019 52 players flocked to Newry from across Ireland, both North and South, on a very cold February morning - a tournament c... Feb 07, 2019
Ballynafeigh 1 miss big opportunity to close gap (B&D League 2018/19 Week 12) Ballynafeigh 1 were held to a surprise draw by a makeshift QUB 1 side, while Strand 1's mar... Feb 03, 2019
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Upcoming Events
UCU annual Simultaneous with - GM Luke McShane (2664) The year 2019 sees a brilliant opportunity to play top GM Luke McShane in a simultaneous in Belfast. Feb 21, 2019 06:45 PM - 11:45 PM — To be announced
Lisburn Blitz and Bullet Championships - February 23rd This will be our first chess tournament in the city of Lisburn. The blitz is 7 rounds with 10 minutes each on the clock.... Feb 23, 2019 10:30 AM - 03:45 PM — Level 2, Lisburn City Library, 23 Linenhall Street, Lisburn, BT28 1FJ
Childrens Chess - Youth chess from Sixth Form down 9th March An afternoon of brilliant chess. Have fun playing in a chess tournament , with a chess puzzle competition and informal c... Mar 09, 2019 12:30 PM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College, 1 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6BY
NICS Lackadaisical #2 date changed now 10th March 2019 The second in the series of NICS rapidplays contributing to the Alan Burns Grand Prix. Why not enjoy Sunday Lunch in the... Mar 10, 2019 01:00 PM - 06:00 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
Ulster Rapidplay Championships 2019 - Sponsored by Falls Bowling Club On March 23rd The Ulster Rapidplay Championships 2019. At Falls Bowling Club Mar 23, 2019 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Falls Bowling Club, 61-63 Andersonstown Road, Belfast, BT11 9AH
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