UCU Newsletter

The UCU Web Team have just finalised the Union's monthly newsletter. The first issue should be sent out over the first weekend in November. If you have not been subscribed, use the sign-up tool to add your name for the next issue.
UCU Newsletter

Issue 2013-11

After several months in development, the UCU Web Team are pleased to announce the Union's monthly Newsletter.

This first and subsequent issues contain 3 main parts:

  • a quick review of what has happened during the past month
  • details of forthcoming events as advertised in the UCU calendar
  • a selection of 3 articles posted to the site, usually including any tournament reports in the past month

The newsletter is issued by email to registered subscribers only. To sign-up to receive the newsletter, add your email address using the gadget in the left sidebar of the website.

Email addresses added to the subscription list are held securely by the UCU and no addresses will be released to any third-party. We take your privacy very seriously and the security surrounding our subscription list is appropriately high. We have partnered with MailChimp for the delivery of the Newsletter and in line with best anti-spam practices, offer comprehensive verification and simplified unsubscribe services.

Newsletter Signup GadgetTo receive the Newsletter you must first explicitly opt-in to the service after which you will receive an email asking you to confirm you do indeed wish to receive the newsletter. This serves to validate your email address and ensures someone else is not signing-up on your behalf.

Initially we have automatically subscribed 123 email addresses gathered from various UCU contact lists. If you have not received any contact about the newsletter (check your junk or spam folders too) by the time this article is published, your address in not on this list; simply add it through the gadget on the UCU website.

Only articles posted through the UCU site will be referenced in the Newsletter. All members are encouraged to contribute articles to the UCU website on any subject of interest to fellow members. There is a growing collection of help pages, FAQs and HowTo articles to help create attractive articles; no special skills are required. If you can edit a Word document, you can create an article.To begin creating articles

  • make sure you have a login for the site; contact the Web Master
  • login to the site and review some of the documentation
  • access your personal folder and create an article
  • submit your article for publication

Our site has a moderation process for the review of articles before they are published. Contact the Web Editor for more information.

For the moment, the Web Team will be managing the Newsletter until a volunteer steps forward. Contact the News Editor on any issue to do with the Newsletter

Contents
News
Bangor Blitz 13th Feb 2020 Bangor continues to be more than just a chess club - regularly inviting players to talks and competitions. It held a FID... Feb 24, 2020
Greenisland buzzes with speed chess extravaganza Tournament report by Brendan Jamison, National Arbiter 33 players gathered at Greenisland Baptist Church on Saturday 22... Feb 24, 2020
Breaking news: Strand 2 win Division 2 Strand were chasing Belfast South in what looked like an impossible mission.... but.... Feb 22, 2020
Top Ulster Youngsters playing Chess at Methodist College On Saturday 8th February 2020 a brilliant chess afternoon took place at Methodist College. Part of the Monthly series of... Feb 15, 2020
BREAKING NEWS: Strand Chess Club wins Silver King league Champions 2020 The Strand Club wins the Silver King, the coveted Division 1 trophy awarded to Champions of the Belfast & District Chess... Feb 09, 2020
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Upcoming Events
BANGOR FEBRUARY MINI BLITZ + OPENING TALK ON SICILIAN SVESHNIKOV BY DANNY ROBERTS Enjoy some games and a brilliant talk by top Ulster player Danny Roberts at Bangor Chess Club. Feb 27, 2020 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM — Bangor Chess Club, Groomsport Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR
Childrens Chess - fun tournament - 14th March 2020 The Childrens Chess afternoon tournaments continues its monthly series on 14th March at Methodist College. All welcome. ... Mar 14, 2020 12:30 PM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College, 1 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6BY
Irish Junior Chess Championships 2020 The Irish Chess Union [ICU] in association with the Ulster Chess Union [UCU] present the IRISH JUNIOR CHESS CHAMPIONSHI... Apr 03, 2020 - Apr 05, 2020
The UCU AGM/Annual prize-giving will take place on Saturday 23 May 2020 at 6:30pm to 7:30pm. The UCU AGM/Annual prize-giving will take place at Maynard Sinclair Pavilion (East Belfast) on Saturday 23 May 2020 at 6... May 23, 2020 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
Upcoming events…