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UK Chess Challenge 2021 Online + ‘Over the Board’ Terafinal !

The organisers of the UK Chess Challenge 2021. For School pupils has gone virtual. Please find details below. Registration is now open.

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Winter 2020 Tournament ends with fun event and Closing Ceremony

Winter 2020 Tournament ends with fun event and Closing Ceremony

Monday 29th March saw the last evening of the Winter Tournament with a fun swiss tournament followed by an award ceremony. A brilliant end to 22 weeks of good slow chess.

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Winter Tournament 2020 final results

With 22 weeks of play and some brilliant chess. We have our final round and the results of this years Winter tournament. A fun rapidplay tournament will be run this last Monday of March followed by a Zoom closing ceremony.

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The Virtual Ulster Masters was played on November 21st/22nd 2020

With two sections and some 23 players - the Masters was our first slow weekend Virtual Chess Tournament. With Senior Championship won by Adam Collins and Intermediate won by Andrew Todd.

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Final week of the Winter Tournament coming up.

How do the players stand. Will there be any fight offs or are the positions settled? We have had some 21 weeks of chess and with week 22 on monday 22nd March 2021 the positions are finalised.

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Two weeks remaining of the Winter Tournament 2021

Follow the progress of the competition to date. We have two weeks remaining with Danny Roberts ahead with a fantastic 85.7% and Michael Hood 2nd on a very good 68.8%.

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Three weeks left and the standings for the Winter 2012 Tournament

With 3 rounds left how are the standings. This tournament alot of players have played almost every week. Which makes for a good tournament and occasionally provides some challenging pairings. Most players have played more than the 14 games that allow them to ignore the rule of having to play 2 of the 3 last weeks.

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Coaching theme: The Art of Deflection

Coaching theme: The Art of Deflection

An instructive 22 move game of Danny Roberts illustrating the art of Deflection. Article by Brendan Jamison.

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Chess NI Youth Championships 2021

Chess NI Youth Championships 2021

On Saturday 20th February 2021 young players aged 8 - 24 played in the NI Youth Chess Championships.

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Ulster Chess and Bangor Club lose a much beloved and highly respected member.

Ulster Chess and Bangor Club lose a much beloved and highly respected member.

Ron Henderson passed from this life on Christmas day. Ron was a friend to many in the Ulster Chess World. Many players enjoyed his company and love of the game. Ken Browne remembers his friend, Ron "A gentleman and a scholar".

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The Winter tournament standings after 16 weeks.

The Winter tournament has been running on mondays for 16 weeks. What are the current standings. With 6 weeks of the tournament left and ending with a fun quick play and award ceremony on the last Monday of March 29th.

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Paul Anderson is crowned champion of the Bangor January Blitz 2021

Paul Anderson is crowned champion of the Bangor January Blitz 2021

Congratulations to Paul Anderson of Civil Service Chess Club, winner of the January mini blitz organised by Bangor Chess Club on LiChess.

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Alex Goss has been playing in the 2020 Caplin British Online Championships

Alex Goss has been playing in the 2020 Caplin British Online Championships

Alex Goss representing the UCU at the British has completed the 9 games today January 3rd 2021. How has the competition gone?

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Virtual Williamson 2021 Day 1 report: Saturday 30th January 2021.

Virtual Williamson 2021 Day 1 report: Saturday 30th January 2021.

We have 3 rounds on the first day and some 26 players. With 3 talented youngsters in the Intermediates and introducing a top new player to Ulster Tahmankar Mandar in the Seniors. How did it all go...

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Ethan Cole U12 and Dexter Harris U14 played for Ireland over the weekend 5th/6th Dec 2020

Ethan Cole U12 and Dexter Harris U14 played for Ireland over the weekend 5th/6th Dec 2020

This weekend saw Ireland compete in the Celtic Nations Online Junior Invitational competition. Ulster had two players selected, Ethan Cole in the U12's and Dexter Harris in the U14's.

Ethan Cole U12 and Dexter Harris U14 played for Ireland over the weekend 5th/6th Dec 2020 - Read More…

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UK Chess Challenge 2021 Online + ‘Over the Board’ Terafinal ! The organisers of the UK Chess Challenge 2021. For School pupils has gone virtual. Please find details below. Registrati... Apr 19, 2021
Winter 2020 Tournament ends with fun event and Closing Ceremony Monday 29th March saw the last evening of the Winter Tournament with a fun swiss tournament followed by an award ceremon... Apr 11, 2021
Winter Tournament 2020 final results With 22 weeks of play and some brilliant chess. We have our final round and the results of this years Winter tournament.... Mar 28, 2021
The Virtual Ulster Masters was played on November 21st/22nd 2020 With two sections and some 23 players - the Masters was our first slow weekend Virtual Chess Tournament. With Senior Ch... Mar 27, 2021
The Virtual Rapidplay League 2020-21 Standings We are well into the Virtual Rapidplay League. What are the standings. Mar 27, 2021
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The Lockdown 2021 Summer Tournament :Week3 - Thursday This weeks Summer tournament is to be held on Thursday - not the Usual Weds. Due to controllers work commitment. May 20, 2021 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM — lichess,org
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