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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.

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Week 2 of the UCU Winter Grand Prix Cyber Blitz 2020

Week 2 of the UCU Winter Grand Prix Cyber Blitz 2020

The Opportunity to play fun but time pressured chess continues. With the second of the Sunday tournaments. The Grandprix is on its way.

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BRITISH ONLINE CHAMPIONSHIPS 18th December - 3rd January

BRITISH ONLINE CHAMPIONSHIPS 18th December - 3rd January

With the cancellation of the British Championships in Torquay over the summer - an online festival will be played over Christmas and the New Year

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The virtual league 2020  Civil Service at home to Ballynafeigh

The virtual league 2020 Civil Service at home to Ballynafeigh

On the evening of Weds 21st October 2020 10 players were ready to play at home on line. To play slow chess 90mins each. Civil Service faced a tough match against Ballynafeigh - whose boards go from Ulsters top players to 1400 players.

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UCU WINTER GRAND PRIX CYBER BLITZ 2020

A 7 round, online blitz grand prix event hosted on Lichess.org A drop-in, drop out series of 5+0 blitz arena tournaments from 4:15-5:30 every Sunday beginning from 1st November and ending on 20th December.

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The Winter Tournament kicked off on Monday 19th October 2020

The Winter Tournament kicked off on Monday 19th October 2020

Moved to online virtual games using Lichess.org. The Winter tournament has started. Its being run over the winter months on monday evenings ending on March 29th and has the same rules as the Summer tournament that has just ended.

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The virtual league 2020 kicked off with Bangor at home to Civil Service

On October 15th two teams of 6 chess players. Each player at home in front of a screen showing a virtual chess board - took a deep breath and fought a battle - the Virtual league for 2020 had begun ....

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BREAKING NEWS: Danny Roberts wins the NI Open Air Blitz Grand Prix.

BREAKING NEWS: Danny Roberts wins the NI Open Air Blitz Grand Prix.

The 7 open air tournaments run brilliantly by Brendan Jamison contributed to the NI Open Air Grand Prix 2020. Danny finished on 26 points, followed very closely by Calum Glendinning and Adam Rushe, both finishing in Joint 2nd with 25 points.

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The 7th Open Air Chess Event celebrated the 6th year of The Global Chess Festival

The 7th Open Air Chess Event celebrated the 6th year of The Global Chess Festival

Held on 10th October 2020 at Bangor's McKee Clock chess players from 7 nations fought out an exciting Chess Blitz. Report from Organiser Brendan Jamison.

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Open Air Chess Delivers New Blitz Ratings

Open Air Chess Delivers New Blitz Ratings

Rating Report by Brendan Jamison, National Arbiter and Director of Chess NI

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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
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