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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.

Monday Tournament Races to a Close

Monday Tournament Races to a Close

With only a few weeks to go the tournament is reaching a climax, as players not only have to play a minimum of 10 games but also  play at least twice in the last 3 weeks.

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Ballynafeigh 1 finally beaten

Ballynafeigh 1 finally beaten

(B&D League 2014/15 Week 19) It came too late to alter the destination of the Silver King, but champions-elect Ballynafeigh 1 fell to defeat against Lindores 1. In Division 2, "Kelly's Heroes" continued their march towards the John Strawbridge Cup with victory over QUB.

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"Kelly's Heroes" secure Strawbridge Cup

"Kelly's Heroes" secure Strawbridge Cup

(B&D Leagues 2014/15 Week 20) The new home of the John Strawbridge Cup was confirmed this week as Belfast South 2 defeated their nearest rivals Ballynafeigh 3. They will (barring any changes in league structure) swap divisions with Fruithill, whose 5-0 defeat at the hands of Lindores 1 consigned them to last place in Division 1.

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Northern Irelands Top Young Chess Talent

Northern Irelands Top Young Chess Talent

The top young Northern Ireland Chess talent gathered on Saturday March 14th at Methodist College for one of their regular opportunities to play their favorite game. With youngsters as young as P3 and up to Sixth Form.

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3rd Belfast South Tournament Results

3rd Belfast South Tournament Results

Last Monday, 23rd March, saw the finale of the 3rd Belfast South Tournament

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Photos and results from NICS Lacksidasical

Photos and results from NICS Lacksidasical

The Alan Burns Series continued at a slower pace. Photos and results.

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Spring Rating Lists Issues

Spring Rating Lists Issues

Latest ratings have been computed now the League has finished. Including over 1300 games in more than 11 local & foreign events, 136 players get a new rating with 10 new players inducted.

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Current membership list

Please check that you are on the current membership list and are eligible to play in tournaments.

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Champions make heavy work of Fruithill

Champions make heavy work of Fruithill

(B&D Leagues 2014/15 Week 21) With nothing of consequence left to play for, the final week of league play threw up a number of surprising results on individual boards, although overall the matches went according to the form book. Ballynafeigh 1 were held to a 3-2 win over bottom side Fruithill, even though the visitors defaulted on board 5.

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City of Belfast Championships Review

City of Belfast Championships Review

The 2015 City of Belfast Championships turned out to be a great weekend's chess with plenty of fireworks and tension right down to the last minute of play.

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Raymond Keene plays simultaneous at Bangor Club

Raymond Keene plays simultaneous at Bangor Club

James O'Fee organised a brilliant event at Groomsport. Raymond Keene challenged 20 Ulster Players to a game. With the new Mayor of Ards and North Down Alderman Alan Graham opening the event.

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2015 Ulster Rapidplay Championship Review

2015 Ulster Rapidplay Championship Review

The 2015 Ulster Rapidplay Championship was held in Ballynafeigh Chess club on Saturday 25th April.

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To Draw or not to Draw that is the question....

To Draw or not to Draw that is the question....

The first night of the Summer tournament saw 16 players enjoying a quiet evenings game of chess.

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Children enjoying chess in Belfast

Children enjoying chess in Belfast

The April Childrens Chess was the best attended of the year. With Children as young as P2. and top Ulster Champions playing chess. The problem competition once again proved to be popular with difficult problems being solved by young chess players.

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2014 - 2015 League Board Prizes

2014 - 2015 League Board Prizes

Congratulations to all the Board Prize winners for the 2014 - 2015 league season.

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UK Chess Challenge Northern Ireland Megafinals

UK Chess Challenge Northern Ireland Megafinals

On Saturday May 16th Young chess players gathered for the Northern Irelands Mega-finals. Who would qualify for the next stage of these prestigious championships?

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Stormont 2015

Stormont 2015

Top Ulster Children receive awards at Stormont on June 5th at the invitation of Kieran McCarthy MLA. The youngsters enjoyed a tour of Stormont and an opportunity to play chess in this beautiful and historic building.

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News
Tony Beckett awarded Honorary Membership of Bangor Chess Club The Bangor Chess Club AGM was held outdoors at the Groomsport picnic tables on Saturday 11th September 2021. The club vo... Sep 17, 2021
The Bangor Classic Continues..... With the Bangor Chess Club premises unavailable for use during September and October, the Bangor Classic will continue f... Sep 17, 2021
League Rules 2021/22 Updated League Rules for 2021/22 Season Sep 16, 2021
Childrens Chess starts with the Belfast London Junior Chess Championship Qualifier Childrens Chess is back. With its first tournament on Saturday 2nd October 2021. Taking place at Methodist College. A 6 ... Sep 15, 2021
GreenIsland Back to School Blitz 2021 Greenisland FC Chess Club put on a Back to School Blitz Competition on Thursday 9th September. Players from GFC Chess C... Sep 11, 2021
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Upcoming Events
Second Executive Board Meeting 2021-22 Second Executive Board Meeting 2021-22. Civil Service Pavilion. Monday 27th Sept 2021 7:00pm. Sep 27, 2021 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
LJCC - Belfast Qualifier 2021: 2nd October An opportunity for Primary Students to Qualify for the London Junior Chess Championships and for Secondary pupils to enj... Oct 02, 2021 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM — Methodist College,1 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6BY
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