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Strand Rapid Championship 2022

Strand Rapid Championship 2022

The Strand Rapid Championship was held on Friday 23rd September 2022.

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New Tuesday evening chess sessions at Geek Retreat, Bangor, Main Street

New Tuesday evening chess sessions at Geek Retreat, Bangor, Main Street

Another brilliant opportunity to play chess. Organised by Bangor Chess Club’s Becca McClurg (Chair) and Richard McClean (Equipment Secretary) Tuesdays 6-9pm at Geek Retreat.

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Belfast hosted the UK Blitz Qualifier on Sunday 4th Sept.

Belfast hosted the UK Blitz Qualifier on Sunday 4th Sept.

We had players of all levels playing in an all-play-all Blitz tournament. With the prize being qualification into the UK Open Blitz Championhips. Belfast was one of 8 qualifying tournaments across the UK.

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The Ulster Championships were held over the August Bank Holiday 2022

The Ulster Championships were held over the August Bank Holiday 2022

With the excellent venue of Queens University, South Dinning Hall. Some 38 players battled to see who would be this years Ulster Champions. The top tournament in the Ulster Chess Union Calender.

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The Summer Tournament Scores after 18 weeks of games

With just 2 weeks of the tournment remaining. The 3rd Week being the fun quickplay tournament and prize-giving. How do players % stand?

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Dates for this years series of Scholastic Chess at Methodist College

Dates for this years series of Scholastic Chess at Methodist College

Startng with the LJCC - London Junior Chess Qualifier on Sat Oct 1st we have one tournament a month leading to the June award ceremony and Elite tournament hopefully to be held at Stormont.

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Bangor Chess Club AGM and September Programming

On Thursday 1st September, Bangor Chess Club held their AGM and elected a new club committee.

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September FIDE rating report

Lots of opportunities to play in FIDE rated tournaments. Players gaining their first classical FIDE rating. September FIDE rating report by B.Jamison

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City of Bangor Congress Report

The Congress was held on Saturday 3rd September. It was a FIDE rated 6-round event.

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The City of Belfast 2022 report and results

The City of Belfast 2022 report and results

A little late. A report on the City Of Belfast 2022 which took place 17th - 19th June at the Pavilion. Some 24 players played in one section.

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UCU Summer School places/British Blitz Belfast Qualifier/Ulster Championships (inc. Entry list)

UCU Summer School places/British Blitz Belfast Qualifier/Ulster Championships (inc. Entry list)

There are still a few places for the UCU Summer School Weds 10th, Thurs 11th, Fri 12th August. The UK Blitz Open Belfast Qualifier is on Sunday 4th Sept. The Ulster Championships are on 27th/28th/29th August at QUB - Current entry list. We have Thomas Donaldson playing in the British Championships starting 13th August.

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FIDE U1800 Newry Summer Classic - Sunday 14th August

FIDE U1800 Newry Summer Classic - Sunday 14th August

Some 32 players gathered in Newry at the Sticky Fingers Art Centre to play in the FIDE rated event organised by Brendan Jamison.

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NI RAPID GRAND PRIX - FIDE RATED

NI RAPID GRAND PRIX - FIDE RATED

During the 2022/2023 season, Northern Ireland will host ten FIDE rated tournaments in an exciting Rapid Grand Prix. At the end of the season, the Rapid Grand Prix champion will be awarded a special engraved cup.

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Ethan Cole plays for Ireland at the Glorney Cup 2022

Ethan Cole plays for Ireland at the Glorney Cup 2022

Absolutely brillant to have Ethan Cole playing Board 1 on the Ireland team playing at the International Glorney Cup in the Stokes Tournament.

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News Story: Newry FIDE Summer Classic doubles capacity

For the upcoming FIDE-rated event in Newry on Sunday 14th August, the U1800 Summer Classic, we were limited to 18 players but have now taken a second room at the arts centre to increase capacity to 36. We have also increased the number of trophies/shields/cups available to win.

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Naomi Long MLA invites top young chess players to Stormont for Awards and Competition.

Naomi Long MLA invites top young chess players to Stormont for Awards and Competition.

On Friday June 10th a celebration of young chess talent took place at Stormont. Students, Parents, Principals, Teachers were the guests of Naomi Long MLA for the morning with a tour of the building, a chess tournament and an award ceremony.

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6 upcoming FIDE rated events for August/September

6 upcoming FIDE rated events for August/September

Northern Ireland will see 6 FIDE-rated events during mid-August to the end of September. Ranging from blitz to rapid and classic tournaments, there’s something for all. Early booking is advised as most of the venues have a set limit on capacity.

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Danny Roberts comments on City of Belfast play

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 of the games

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Strand Rapid Championship 2022 The Strand Rapid Championship was held on Friday 23rd September 2022. Sep 24, 2022
New Tuesday evening chess sessions at Geek Retreat, Bangor, Main Street Another brilliant opportunity to play chess. Organised by Bangor Chess Club’s Becca McClurg (Chair) and Richard McClea... Sep 23, 2022
Bangor City Blitz Championship - 22nd Sept 2022 Tournament Report - Bangor City Blitz Championship. Sep 23, 2022
Belfast hosted the UK Blitz Qualifier on Sunday 4th Sept. We had players of all levels playing in an all-play-all Blitz tournament. With the prize being qualification into the UK... Sep 20, 2022
The Ulster Championships were held over the August Bank Holiday 2022 With the excellent venue of Queens University, South Dinning Hall. Some 38 players battled to see who would be this year... Sep 19, 2022
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The Summer Tournament: Last Week: Prize-Giving and mini Tournament The UCU Summer Tournament is open to all chess players and provides regular competitive chess during the summer months w... Sep 28, 2022 07:30 PM - 10:45 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
Sam Lynn memorial Bangor Classic - Round 1 This is a free entry event, spread over six rounds on league-free weeks throughout the 2022/2023 season. Sep 29, 2022 07:30 PM - 10:30 PM — Church of Ireland Parish Hall, Groomsport
Greenisland FC Chess Club: UCU Rated Blitz Tournament on the 30th September 2022 Greenisland FC Chess Club will be hosting a UCU Rated Blitz Tournament on the 30th September 2022. This will be 7 round... Sep 30, 2022 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM — Greenisland FC Chess Club
LJCC - Belfast Qualifier 2022: 1st October An opportunity for Primary Students to Qualify for the London Junior Chess Championships and for Secondary pupils to enj... Oct 01, 2022 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College,1 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6BY
First Executive Board Meeting 2022-23 First Executive Board Meeting 2022-23. Civil Service Pavilion. Weds 5th October 2022 7:30pm. Oct 05, 2022 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
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