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The Ulster Fischer Random Championship took place on Sunday 2nd June.

The Ulster Fischer Random Championship took place on Sunday 2nd June.

With 7 rounds of 20mins and 5 sec increments. Each round having a different starting position. We were on to see who would be this years Ulster Champion and Ulster Intermediate Champion for Fischer Random. The event took place at the Civil Service Social Club - one of our best venues.

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Fantastic Chess Top prize money and a Brilliant Chess Tournament the City of Belfast 2024

Fantastic Chess Top prize money and a Brilliant Chess Tournament the City of Belfast 2024

The excellent surrounds of the Civil Service Pavilion played host to the Ulster Chess Union City of Belfast 2024. With some 28 keen chess players gathered to play in two sections, The Henderson Cup and the Nemtzov. 6 games over 3 days. Top players, young talented players and good club players all providing some beautiful chess and chasing a prize pot of almost £700.

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Chess in Schools and Communities Tutor Training Day at 2 Royal Avenue

Chess in Schools and Communities Tutor Training Day at 2 Royal Avenue

On Saturday 27th April the UK chess charity, Chess in Schools and Communities (“CSC”), ran their first ever Northern Ireland chess Tutor Training Day in 2 Royal Avenue (2RA), Belfast, as one of the closing events of the Belfast Festival of Learning 2024.

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Annual General Meeting 2024

2023/2024 season is rapidly coming to a close and with this comes the announcement of the UCU’s Annual General Meeting.

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The last Childrens Chess of the Season. April 13th 2014 at Methodist College.

The last Childrens Chess of the Season. April 13th 2014 at Methodist College.

The final competition of the Childrens Chess will determine the standings for the Belfast Scholastic Grand-Prix. With some 30 players set to enjoy a great afternoon of chess competition and puzzle solving.

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The league is coming to a finish. The Summer Tournament will begin in May.

The league is coming to a finish. The Summer Tournament will begin in May.

Easter is here and the chess continues. With FIDE rated tournaments organised by Brendan Jamison. The League is coming to an end. Soon we will have our annual AGM and an opportunity to celebrate the years chess. What a brilliant year.

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Childrens Chess Grandprix Standings after March 2024 Tournament.

Childrens Chess Grandprix Standings after March 2024 Tournament.

We have only one Childrens Chess Tournament left April 13th. We celebrate young chess talent at the end of year Award Ceremony and Elite Chess tournament. Usually held at Stormont in June. The top 4 pupils of each section are invited. We have a grandprix system to allocate points per tournament. Find the current standings below.

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Childrens Chess Tournament at Methodist College on 9th March 2024

Childrens Chess Tournament at Methodist College on 9th March 2024

Our monthly schools events continues. With approx 28 pupils playing and solving chess puzzles at Methodist College. This months event was sponsored by Brypol Electrical.

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Childrens Chess Grandprix Standings after February 2024 Tournament.

Childrens Chess Grandprix Standings after February 2024 Tournament.

We celebrate young chess talent at the end of year Award Ceremony and Elite Chess tournament. Usually held at Stormont in June. The top 4 pupils of each section are invited. We have a grandprix system to allocate points per tournament. Find the current standings below.

Childrens Chess Grandprix Standings after February 2024 Tournament. - Read More…

March 2024 FIDE NI Rating Report – 14 players make a debut  by FIDE National Arbiter Brendan Jamison

March 2024 FIDE NI Rating Report – 14 players make a debut by FIDE National Arbiter Brendan Jamison

Well done to 14 more players gaining a FIDE rating on the 1st March rating list. The season is almost over but we have one last major speed event scheduled for April, the Ulster Rapidplay, taking place on Saturday 6th April at the beautiful harbour village of Groomsport (City of Bangor Chess Club). We’re almost at max capacity with 5 spaces left so if you’re keen to play, please register with the event organiser/arbiter Brendan Jamison at fidechessni@gmail.com

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February Schools Chess at Methodist College

February Schools Chess at Methodist College

The UCU's monthly Schools tournaments continued on 10th February 2024 with 37 entrants and some top chess and brilliant puzzles.

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The new year opens with our Schools tournament at Methodist College

The new year opens with our Schools tournament at Methodist College

The Childrens Chess - Hindley Newman Series of Chess Tournaments continued on Saturday 14th January 2014 at our usual venue of Methodist College - Some 30 young players gathered for an afternoon of brilliant chess and puzzle solving.

The new year opens with our Schools tournament at Methodist College - Read More…

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The Ulster Fischer Random Championship took place on Sunday 2nd June. With 7 rounds of 20mins and 5 sec increments. Each round having a different starting position. We were on to see who wou... Jun 09, 2024
June 2024 FIDE NI rating report By Brendan Jamison May 31, 2024
Fantastic Chess Top prize money and a Brilliant Chess Tournament the City of Belfast 2024 The excellent surrounds of the Civil Service Pavilion played host to the Ulster Chess Union City of Belfast 2024. With s... May 27, 2024
May 2024 FIDE Rating Report By FIDE National Arbiter Brendan Jamison May 01, 2024
Chess in Schools and Communities Tutor Training Day at 2 Royal Avenue On Saturday 27th April the UK chess charity, Chess in Schools and Communities (“CSC”), ran their first ever Northern... Apr 28, 2024
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