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Season Reports

Articles and Reports for the season under the editorship of Cathal Murphy

Novel feature for upcoming Fisherwick Tournament

Fisherwick Chess Club is organising a tournament running from 19 October to 23 November 2009 and which is open to non-members.

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UCU Belfast & District Leagues 2009-2010

The 2009-10 B&D League season starts in the first week of November.

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2011 Ulster Senior, Intermediate and Junior Championships

The Ulster Chess Union is holding its Championship Congress over the August Bank holiday weekend.

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Entries for 2011 Ulster Championships

So far 33 players have entered the Championships. Players can still enter on Saturday morning and registration starts at 9.30 am.

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2011 Ulster Championships Day 1

The Ulster Championships are being held at the Europa Hotel over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

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2011 Ulster Championships Day 2

Play continued at the Europa Hotel with Rounds 3 and 4.

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2011 Ulster Championships Day 3

Rounds 5 and 6 concluded play in the Championships.

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Autumn Quickplay on Sunday October 9th

New quickplay event has been added to the UCU calendar. Details below.

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Summer 2011 Civil Service Results

The results after the final night of play. The award ceremony and quick play tournament are on Weds 28th September.

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Fisherwick Tournament starts mid November

Fisherwick Chess Club is running another in its series of 6 round tournaments.

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New event on the UCU Calendar

The Ulster Masters is a weekend event taking place on December 10th and 11th 2011 at Belfast Boat Club. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Ulster Masters Day 1

The Ulster Masters is being held at the Belfast Boat Club over the weekend of 10-11 December 2011. Three rounds are being played each day.

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Ulster Masters Day 2

The Ulster Masters concluded on 11 December with Michael Waters adding the Masters Premier title to his one gained in the Ulster Championship. Ross Harris, George Jackson and Philip Morrison took the titles in the second section.

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First ever Ulster Blitz Championship

The first ever Ulster Blitz Chess Championship will be held at Belfast Boat Club on Tuesday 27th December 2011.

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Web Site Revised

Web Site Revised

The UCU Website has received a facelift. After several years, the UCU website receives its 3rd design make-over since 2004 when the website was first launched.

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Ulster Rapidplay Championship 2012

This event will be held on Saturday 14 April 2012 at Ballynafeigh Chess Club, Ballynafeigh Community House, 283 Ormeau Road, Belfast.

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Williamson Shield centenary edition

Williamson Shield centenary edition

The Williamson Shield was first awarded in 1912, the year of the Titanic's doomed maiden voyage. The centenary edition of this ever popular chess tournament will be held over the weekend of 3rd-4th March at the Maynard Sinclair Pavilion in the grounds of the Civil Service Club, Stormont.

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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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