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The Stormont Elite Chess Tournament 2012 and Award Ceremony

The Stormont Elite Chess Tournament 2012 and Award Ceremony

Kieran McCarthy MLA invited the top young chess players to Stormont to play a tournament and receive awards for the year.

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2012 Ulster Championships underway

For the sixth successive year the Europa Hotel is hosting the Ulster Chess Union's premier tournament over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

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2012 Ulster Championship results

After three days and six rounds of competitive chess at Belfast's Europa Hotel, three Ulster Championship titles have been decided.

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Another successful Summer School

Another successful Summer School

Held for the third year running the UCU ran another brilliant Summer Chess School. With Steve Scannell and Michael Waters providing some brilliant workshops.

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The Summer tournament. 2 Match playing weeks left then prize-giving.

The Summer tournament. 2 Match playing weeks left then prize-giving.

Only two weeks of play left. How do the players stand. The three section leaders all have the potential to win the whole tournament. Top Section leader: Pat Colemen 77.78% Middle Section leader: Matthew Chapman 80% Lower Section leader: David Seaby 71.88%

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Belfast Culture Night. Cafe Chess Playing at Caffe Nero, 19 Lombard St.  21st September 5:00pm til late

Belfast Culture Night. Cafe Chess Playing at Caffe Nero, 19 Lombard St. 21st September 5:00pm til late

Enjoy meeting potential new chess players. Play chess and enjoy the cafe experience. Share your enthusiasm for the game. At Caffe Nero, 19 Lombard St. September 21st 5:00pm til late. This is part of the Belfast annual Culture Night ( http://culturenightbelfast.com ). With lots of exciting public events celebrating culture.

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Individual Ulster Chess Union Fees for this Year

The AGM has set the Fees for the Ulster Chess Union at £10 Member £5 Concession The Ulster Chess Union Provides Chess Tournaments in Northern Ireland. Calculates and publishes the rating list. Runs the Chess League. and many other chess related activities

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A brilliant Evening of Social Chess - Belfast Culture Night

A brilliant Evening of Social Chess - Belfast Culture Night

Everyone had a brilliant evening - what could possibly beat this! meeting new people, drinking delicious coffee and playing chess. One felt proud to be part of the Ulster Chess Union, proud to be involved with the Belfast Culture Night, proud to part of Belfasts friendly people.

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Summer Tournament Awards Evening and Active Competition: Weds 26th September.

Summer Tournament Awards Evening and Active Competition: Weds 26th September.

The end of the Summer tournament was celebrated on Weds 26th September with a time handicap active. The difference of the players ratings sets the times on the clocks from 10min:10min to 2min:18min. Players are at their most even. At the end of the evening Prizes and certificates are awarded to the Summer Tournament Winners. All agreed many thanks to the brilliant venue - the Civil Service Social Club.

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Problems from Belfast Culture Night

Problems from Belfast Culture Night

These are both challenging and elegent. Problems handed out on fliers during Belfast Culture Night 2012.

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Autumn Lists Published

Autumn Lists Published

The autumn ratings lists have been published

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Spring 2013 Lists Published

Spring 2013 Lists Published

The spring ratings lists for 2013 have been published

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Nigel Short GM MBE playing in Belfast  - a simultaneous exhibition on Tuesday 26th February 2013

Nigel Short GM MBE playing in Belfast - a simultaneous exhibition on Tuesday 26th February 2013

An opportunity not to be missed. Your chance to play Nigel Short GM MBE in a simultaneous chess display in Belfast on Tuesday 26th February 2013 . Nigel Short tied first place at the British Championships at the age of 14. He became a GM at the age of 19. He was ranked 3rd in the World and challenged Kasparov for the Ultimate title of World Champion.

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The Belfast LJCC Qualifier 2012

The Belfast LJCC Qualifier 2012

The 3rd Belfast LJCC Qualifier took place on Saturday 6th October. The calibre of players was high. Unfortunately the numbers were low. This is a once in a year opportunity to qualify for the prestigious London Junior Chess Championships where the UK's top young players battle.

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New Kid on the Block

New Kid on the Block

A new chess club has started up in South Belfast

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League begins week starting 22nd October

League begins week starting 22nd October

League begins week starting 22nd October. Venues and Nights - ** please note Belfast South is now Thursday evening. ** 11 Teams. First half of competition is an all-play-all results from which will split the teams into 2 leagues.

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Mallusk Chess Club

Magherafelt travelling people have settled in Mallusk

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News
2nd November saw the Childrens Chess series of Tournaments Start A brilliant warmup to the December Ulster Schools Championships. Young players gathered at Methody College for an aftern... Dec 02, 2019
UK Open Blitz Championship 2019 : Belfast Qualifier The winners qualify for the UK Open Blitz Championship 2019. Belfast ran one of 8 qualifying tournaments. With several U... Nov 13, 2019
Bangor FIDE-rated Halloween Blitz 2019 Bangor is probably the most active club holding brilliant events with coaching and tournaments. These continue with the ... Nov 13, 2019
What a Corker - Martin Kelly reports from the 2019 Cork Major. Its always good to see our players travel and enjoy tournaments out of Ulster... Martin Kelly, Cathal Murphy, Barney McG... Nov 04, 2019
Ron Henderson a big thankyou from Bangor Chess Club On November 2nd 2019 Bangor chess club awarded club founder Ron Henderson with Honorary Life Membership. Nov 04, 2019
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