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We're recruiting!

We're recruiting!

The Executive Board is looking for two new officers: Web Editor & Fundraising Officer

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Fruithill Win 2020 Team Rapidplay

Fruithill Win 2020 Team Rapidplay

Fruithill awarded the postponed 2020 Team Rapidplay Championship

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The Summer tournament 2021 is over with award ceremony to go.

The Summer tournament 2021 is over with award ceremony to go.

What were the final standings of the Summer Tournament face to face and the Newman Virtual Summer Tournament (non-UCU).

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National School Chess Championships 2021/22

The top team schools chess competition. The U19 ECF National School Chess Championships 2021/22 is now open for entries.

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Childrens Chess starts with the Belfast London Junior Chess Championship Qualifier

Childrens Chess is back. With its first tournament on Saturday 2nd October 2021. Taking place at Methodist College. A 6 round tournament. Followed in the year with our monthly Childrens Chess tournaments including the Ulster Schools Championship in December.

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Tony Beckett awarded Honorary Membership of Bangor Chess Club

Tony Beckett awarded Honorary Membership of Bangor Chess Club

The Bangor Chess Club AGM was held outdoors at the Groomsport picnic tables on Saturday 11th September 2021. The club voted unanimously to award Tony Beckett with Lifetime Honorary Membership of Bangor Chess Club.

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The Bangor Classic Continues.....

The Bangor Classic Continues.....

With the Bangor Chess Club premises unavailable for use during September and October, the Bangor Classic will continue for 4 more weeks outdoors at the picnic tables at Groomsport Harbour

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League Rules 2021/22

League Rules 2021/22

Updated League Rules for 2021/22 Season

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GreenIsland Back to School Blitz 2021

GreenIsland Back to School Blitz 2021

Greenisland FC Chess Club put on a Back to School Blitz Competition on Thursday 9th September. Players from GFC Chess Club. Strand Chess Club and Lisburn Chess Club played 6 rounds of competitive blitz chess.

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The New Board and the motions from this years UCU AGM 2021

With so much interest in Chess this year we had to run an extension to the AGM to include discussion of the proposals put by the membership.

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Matt O'Leary

Matt O'Leary

The Irish Chess Union has announced the sad passing in Stockholm of Derryman Matt O'Leary, the 1965 and 1968 Ulster Champion.

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High Hopes for Lisburn Chess Club!

High Hopes for Lisburn Chess Club!

Lisburn Chess Club was founded over 3 years ago by Neil Gardner and Martin Johnston. During that time we have had many memorable events.

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Whitehead Railway Museum Blitz Championship 2021 ** Full **

Whitehead Railway Museum Blitz Championship 2021 ** Full **

On Sat 4th Sept - 10am to 2:30pm FIDE-rated. At Whitehead Railway Museum. A 10 round Swiss Biltz. Numbers limited so register asap to get a place.

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Greenisland FC Chess Summer Scorcher Blitz Tournament

Greenisland FC Chess Summer Scorcher Blitz Tournament

Greenisland FC Chess Club hosted a successful hugely successful blitz tournament on the afternoon of the 18th July 2021. Just like the weather, the chess was scorching with three sections and 32 players competing to take away the trophies.

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A brilliant tournament - face to face play at the Ulster Championships 2021

A brilliant tournament - face to face play at the Ulster Championships 2021

We had a top section enriched by the presence of FM Tom O'Gorman and Alice O'Gorman. With previous Ulster Champions: Steve Scannell, Daniil Zelenchuk and Thomas Donaldson. Top Ulster players Danny Roberts, Gareth Annesley and new to Ulster Mandar Tahmankar we were in for some brilliant chess.

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Sad loss of Dr Tom Esmonde

Sad loss of Dr Tom Esmonde

Tom Esmonde was a player who was greatly respected and a man who gave to the World. We were lucky to have him in our chess World.

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The British Junior Champs to be held on 13th-14th November 2021

The British Junior Rapid & Blitz Championship will take place on 13th-14th November at Kents Hill Park, Milton Keynes.

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Novembers Childrens Chess 2021 took place on Saturday 6th November Youngsters gathered at Methodist College from as far afield as Dublin. For a Chess filled afternoon. With a chess tourna... Nov 25, 2021
Lisburn Goes From Strength to Strength Lisburn Chess Club leads the way in Ulster Chess with their exciting and innovative projects. Nov 25, 2021
First Ladies Day event behind us On Sunday 21st November, the Ulster Chess Union held a women's only event at Greenisland FC Chess. Nov 22, 2021
Bangor Rapid Championship 2021 November 18th Players gathered in Bangor for another brilliant event organised by Bangor Club with the assistance of Rebecca McClurg a... Nov 22, 2021
Greenisland FC getting busy! Greenisland FC Chess ran a couple of competitions at the start of November and we have all the details Nov 07, 2021
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NICS Alan Burns - Lackadaisical #1 2021-22 ** Covid rules apply ** The first in the series of NICS rapidplays contributing to the Alan Burns Grand Prix. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of ches... Dec 05, 2021 01:00 PM - 06:00 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
Ulster Schools Individual Championships 2021 Come and challenge to become the Ulster Schools Chess Champion 2021. 11th December at Methodist College. Dec 11, 2021 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM — Methodist College,1 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6BY
Greenisland FC Chess: Christmas Shopping Recovery Rapid ***FULL*** Sunday 12th December from 9am to 6pm 6 rounds 25min time control Dec 12, 2021 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM — Greenisland FC Clubhouse, 100 Glenkeen Av, Greenisland, BT38 8ST
Fifth Executive Board Meeting Further details TBC Jan 22, 2022 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM — TBC
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