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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
FIDE Rating Report - February 21 players make their FIDE rating debuts in the 1st Feb rating list - FIDE Rating Report by Brendan Jamison, FIDE Nation... Feb 02, 2023
IM Mark Orr to headline Ulster Rapidplay 2023 International Master Mark Orr, the most renowned player to ever come out of Bangor Chess Club, will be be returning on 1... Feb 02, 2023
February programming at Bangor Chess Club Jan 29, 2023
UCU Simultaneous will take place on thursday 16th February 2023 We will be playing GM Benjamin Finegold (online). At the Civil Service Pavilion. Other dates for your diaries are the Ci... Jan 29, 2023
Childrens Chess Grandprix Standings after January 2023 With 2 of the 5 childrens chess tournaments completed we have the standings so far in the Grandprix. There are 3 more to... Jan 29, 2023
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Upcoming Events
FIDE-rated Lisburn Rapid Championship 2023 Friday 10th Feb. Friday 10th February 2023 This is event 9 of 10 in the NI FIDE Rapid Grand Prix 2022/2023 Feb 10, 2023 07:00 PM - 10:15 PM — Lisburn Chess Club, 60-62 Longstone Street
February 11th Childrens Chess 12:30 – 5:00 The monthly schools chess tournaments continues at Methodist College. Feb 11, 2023 12:30 PM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College,1 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6BY
City of Bangor Winter Blitz 2023 A 6 round competition with a time control of 10+0 on Thursday 16th February Feb 16, 2023 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM — Church of Ireland Groomsport Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR
Greenisland FC Chess - The Valentine's Day Recovery Greenisland FC Chess Club will host a FIDE rated blitz on Friday 24th February Feb 24, 2023 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM — Greenisland FC Chess Club, 100 Glenkeen Avenue, Greenisland, BT38 8ST
Ladies Day The second in the 2022/2023 season Ladies Day event will be held by Greenisland FC Chess Club Feb 26, 2023 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM — Greenisland FC Chess Club, 100 Glenkeen Avenue, Greenisland, BT38 8ST
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