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British Championships (again)

Grandmaster Jonathan Mestel became British Chess Champion at Southport recently.

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New Season

Autumn is here, so both club and school chess-players will be soon be starting a new season.

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City of Dublin Congress Results

It was remiss of me to have left out of last week's report of the City of Dublin Congress the actual winners of the four tournaments.

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City of Dublin Congress

Last weekend 234 players,took part in one of the biggest ever chess congresses in Ireland

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Bangor Chess Congress

No stone was left unturned by way of reduced fees and schoolboys prizes in attracting young players to the Bangor Chess Congress at the Winston Hotel.

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New Chess Season

The new chess season is now under way, heralded by the first three rounds of the Williamson Shield last weekend at Queen's University Students Union.

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Williamson Shield

The Williamson Shield ended last weekend and a full report will feature in next week's column.

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Williamson Shield Results

As promised, the names of the top scorers in the recent Williamson Shield

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New Clubs

Chess is going from strength to strength, as proved by the formation of new clubs this year.

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Half-term Holiday

Half-term holiday has been all too brief for our school children but Hallowe'en did not mean a break from chess.

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Keeping up-to-date

Are you keen on keeping to to date on the latest chess news and games?

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No easy wins

There are no easy wins in the local chess leagues plus forthcoming tournaments and the weekly game.

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Co. Down Schools' Championship

Results from the Schools Championship and Gary Montgomery gives a helping hand to Karpov for his World Championship attempt

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Dr. George calls 'em out

Crisis in the chess community; has the Rookie gone to roost?

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Fisherwick Club Championship

Fisherwick young players on top plus results from the Ulster Intermediate and Junior competitions

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Ulster Intermediate & Junior Results

Fisherwick young players on top plus results from the Ulster Intermediate and Junior competitions

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Rookie on a Wednesday

Letter from Dr. Ross Savage published in the Irish News

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World and Ulster Schools Championship

Reports from the World Chess Championship semi-final and upcoming Ulster Schools Championship

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Double blow for Hungarian Chess

Hungarian chess suffered a double blow with the tragic death of grandmaster Janos Felsch in a car crash in Kent, and with the defeat of Zoltan Ribli by Vassily Smyslov

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World Chess Championship

Kasparov and Smyslov both win through to the World Chess Championship final play-off.

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Looking back to 1983

We are now in George Orwell's 1984 and I would like to cast a "big brotherly" look back to 1983 in the chess world

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"Munster" payout

The New year was heralded in bt two chess tournaments at opposite ends of Ireland: the Ulster Senior Championship in Belfast and the 16th Mulcahy Memorial in Cork

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News
Danny Roberts comments on City of Belfast play Danny took the time to look over the games from the recent City of Belfast tournament. He gave us his commentary on one ... Jul 02, 2022
4 of our young players make their FIDE blitz debuts in the July rating list Brendan Jamison has been a driving force to get as many of our local players onto the FIDE rating ladder. So far in 2022... Jun 30, 2022
News story: Elephant Chess Sculpture creates magic trail across Belfast city centre International sculptor Brendan Jamison has created a chess-themed charity sculpture for the NI Hospice in a special city... Jun 18, 2022
Ulster Rapidplay Championship 2022 took place on Sunday 22nd May. Some 26 players gathered at the Civil Service Pavilion. 12 in the top section and 14 in the intermediate section. With a... Jun 12, 2022
Newry Festival Report Over the last weekend of May, there was plenty of chess activity in Newry! Jun 01, 2022
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Upcoming Events
The 101st Irish Championship 2022 The Irish Championship 2022: First Weekender, The 101st Irish Championship 2022, The Irish Championship 2022: Rapid, The... Jul 01, 2022 - Jul 10, 2022 — Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Dublin
Lisburn Chess Club Series #3 The last of the three tournament blitz series Aug 05, 2022 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM — Lisburn Chess Club, 60-62 Longstone Street
The Ulster Championships 2022 August 27 - 29. 6 rounds at 90mins + 30secs. 3 sections. The top Ulster Competition. Aug 27, 2022 - Aug 29, 2022 — Queens University, Belfast
Bangor Congress 2022 6 round Swiss Open Tournament at Bangor with two competing sections Sep 03, 2022 09:45 AM - 05:00 PM — Church of Ireland Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR, Northern Ireland
Bangor Blitz Championship 2022 Bangor Chess Club invites you to their Blitz Championship on Thursday 15th September 2022 Sep 15, 2022 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM — Church of Ireland Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, Co Down
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