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Week 12 and the second week of face to face Chess at the Summer 2021 tournament

Week 12 and the second week of face to face Chess at the Summer 2021 tournament

We had more players registering this week with a total of 10 players playing in beautiful sunshine on the balcony of the Pavilion. How better could you spent Weds 21st July 2021.

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New Social Media organisers : Karina Kruk / Alex Goss

New Social Media organisers : Karina Kruk / Alex Goss

The Ulster Chess Union has new Social Media organisers. Karina Kruk with the assistance of Alex Goss will be organising the UCU's presence on the Social Media apps of the web.

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Summer 2021 Tournament back to Pavilion.

Summer 2021 Tournament back to Pavilion.

With week 11 weds 14th July of the Summer 2021 tournament we saw face to face chess back at the Civil Service Pavilion.

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8 year old Ethan Cole wins simul at Greenisland FC with score of 16-0

8 year old Ethan Cole wins simul at Greenisland FC with score of 16-0

The recently created Greenisland FC Chess Club hosted its first simultaneous exhibition on Friday 16th July.

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OUTDOOR CHESS A BIG SUCCESS

Brendan Jamisons thoughts on running outdoor chess. He's done a brilliant job of running some (lots if you include all the tournaments he and Ross ran in previous years) excellent chess events during difficult times. Hopefully these outdoor events will be repeated by other keen organisers and become a regular thing.

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Summer Tournament 2021 four weeks played

Players are welcome to drop in to play a game of 90mins each. On a wednesday evening. So far we have played 4 weeks. Whos playing and how are they doing?

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Virtual City of Belfast 2021 - Day 2 - hot off the press

Virtual City of Belfast 2021 - Day 2 - hot off the press

Day 2 of the Virtual City of Belfast 2021. With the last 2 rounds we see who is crowned the Henderson Champion and who is crowned the Nemtzov Champion.

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BREAKING NEWS: Greenisland FC launches Chess Club

BREAKING NEWS: Greenisland FC launches Chess Club

Greenisland Football Club has launched a brand new chess club at Greenisland Football Club. It opens on Friday 11th June and will run on Friday nights from 7-9pm. All ages and abilities are welcome but for under 18s, parents should stay in the clubhouse with their children.

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The 2021 AGM and Ulster Championships - Weekend of July 24th

We are looking at having the 2021 AGM and the Ulster Championships for 2021 face to face. Over the weekend of July 24th, 25th. Depending on getting an appropriate venue.

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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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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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