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2014-2015 season

Articles from 2013-2014 season under the editorship of Adrian Donford-Smith

This was a busy year for news items as a couple of regular posters provided reports from league matches and long running tournaments.

The season also saw the rejuvenation of a monthly Newsletter which itself encouraged the creation of regular tournament reports.

The Belfast City has been moved from 24/25 May to June 7/8

Unfortunately unexpected issues with our venue has meant we have had to move the dates of the Belfast City tournament. It will now take place on 7/8th June.

The Belfast City has been moved from 24/25 May to June 7/8 - Read More…

Only 7 weeks left

Only 7 weeks left

The Summer Tournament is into the home straight with only 7 weeks left to go. Over the past 11 weeks there has been some fine, competitive chess and plenty of upsets and turnarounds with plenty more to come no doubt.

Only 7 weeks left - Read More…

Summer School 2014. A new venue and lots of fun.

Summer School 2014. A new venue and lots of fun.

This year saw the Summer School at a new venue. The Ballynafeigh Bowling Club - Ormeau Park. A beautiful setting for some fun chess. We had 14 youngsters playing endgames, solving problems and playing in a competition.

Summer School 2014. A new venue and lots of fun. - Read More…

Ulster Championships 2014 - report after day 2

Ulster Championships 2014 - report after day 2

The Ulster Championships are being held over the August Bank Holiday weekend at the Belfast Europa Hotel.

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Summer Tournament enters final 3 weeks

Summer Tournament enters final 3 weeks

With 3 weeks left players need to ensure they complete the 10 necessary games and also not to lose points by playing 2 of the last three games. Who is winning....

Summer Tournament enters final 3 weeks - Read More…

Kruk returns from Tromso with WFM title

Kruk returns from Tromso with WFM title

There was Ulster interest in the recent Chess Olympiad in Tromso as Ballynafeigh's Karina Kruk performed well for the Irish women's team.

Kruk returns from Tromso with WFM title - Read More…

Upcoming UCU Competitions

Upcoming UCU Competitions

3 UCU weekend tournaments will be held between now and the New Year.

Upcoming UCU Competitions - Read More…

Belfast Culture Night. Cafe Chess Playing at Caffe Nero, 19 Lombard St. 19th September 4:00pm til late

Belfast Culture Night. Cafe Chess Playing at Caffe Nero, 19 Lombard St. 19th September 4:00pm 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 19th 4:00pm til late. This is part of the Belfast annual Culture Night ( http://culturenightbelfast.com ). With lots of exciting public events celebrating culture.

Belfast Culture Night. Cafe Chess Playing at Caffe Nero, 19 Lombard St. 19th September 4:00pm til late - Read More…

Chess fun and enthusiasm at Belfast Culture Night

Chess fun and enthusiasm at Belfast Culture Night

Belfast Culture Night is a buzz of activity. Surrounded by this cultural warmth a set of chess tables waited for players. And they werent disappointed. Friends, family, people who love chess sat and played enjoying Cafe Chess.

Chess fun and enthusiasm at Belfast Culture Night - Read More…

Summer tournament Awards

Summer tournament Awards

Wednesday 24th September saw the Summer tournament Prize giving and an active play handicap. Where players are awarded more time depending on the difference of rating with their opponent. A fast and furious competition....who would win?

Summer tournament Awards - Read More…

The Belfast and District Leagues re-organised

The Belfast and District Leagues re-organised

Due to the unfortunate departure of the current holders of the Silver King, Fisherwick. The league controller has had to make some late changes to the fixtures. The league starts this coming week. We are looking forward to 21 weeks of chess battles. Ending week of March 31st.

The Belfast and District Leagues re-organised - Read More…

Childrens Chess Champion Crowned

Childrens Chess Champion Crowned

On October 4th this years series of Childrens Chess tournaments started at Methodist College. We had battleChess, Chess Puzzles, informal coaching and plenty of chess games. A form1 pupil Peter Todd (Bangor Grammar) won the Secondary school section and P5 Pheobe Patterson (home educated) won the Primary section.....The gauntlet has been thrown who out there can beat these champions?

Childrens Chess Champion Crowned - Read More…

B & D Leagues 2014/15 - Week 1

B & D Leagues 2014/15 - Week 1

The Belfast & District Leagues are now underway for the 2014/15 season - despite the withdrawal of the Silver King holders Fisherwick, it looks set to be as competitive as ever.

B & D Leagues 2014/15 - Week 1 - Read More…

League Rules and Squad Lists

League Rules and Squad Lists

Belfast and District League rules and squad lists for the 2014 - 2015 season

League Rules and Squad Lists - Read More…

The launch of the Eddie Whiteside Chess Library

The launch of the Eddie Whiteside Chess Library

This weekends Ulster Masters sees the launch of the Eddie Whiteside Chess Library. Some 40 excellent books will be available to borrow. This is an exciting new project for the UCU to encourage the study of chess and the use of this excellent educational resource.

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Eddie Whiteside Library

Eddie Whiteside Library

The first books were loaned out of the new Eddie Whiteside Library at the Ulster Masters.

Eddie Whiteside Library - Read More…

News
Omagh Rapidplay 2019 Players gathered at the annual Omagh Rapidplay 2019 on Saturday 30th November located at and Sponsored by Christian Brot... Dec 27, 2019
The Ulster Masters 2019 at Bangor. For the first time in its history, the Ulster Masters was played outside Belfast this year. The major chess event was ru... Dec 21, 2019
Ulster Schools Individual Championships 2019/20 Students gathered at the annual Chess Championships at Methodist College Saturday morning 7th December 2019. The fight t... Dec 08, 2019
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
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Williamson Shield 2020 Start the New year with this wonderful historic tournament - over 100 years old - The Williamson Shield 2020. Jan 18, 2020 - Jan 19, 2020 — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
Ulster Rapidplay Championships 2020 - FIDE RATED - Saturday 1 February 2020 Sponsored by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council. The top Rapidplay tournament in Ulster. At the Sticky Fingers Arts... Feb 01, 2020 10:30 AM - 06:00 PM — Sticky Fingers Arts Centre, The Imaginarium, 10 Upper Edward St, Newry, BT35 6AX
Childrens Chess - fun tournament - 8th February 2020 The Childrens Chess afternoon tournaments continues its monthly series on 8th February at Methodist College. All welcome... Feb 08, 2020 12:30 PM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College, 1 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6BY
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