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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
Ards Blitz Championship Tournament Report Ards hosted a Blitz Championship on Saturday 21st May 2022 and we have the results. May 24, 2022
It is with deep regret that I announce the death of Mr. Dennis Thorpe. Steve Scannell remembers Dennis Thorpe who sadly passed away 15th May 2022. May 20, 2022
Chess in Newry gets a start As part of its outreach programme, Bangor Chess Club is lending equipment and support to a children’s arts centre in N... May 19, 2022
Annual General Meeting Announcement This year's AGM will be hosted by Fruithill Chess Club, Monday 27th June at 8pm May 11, 2022
Newry Chess Festival : 27-29 May 2 events for the Newry Chess Festival over the weekend of Friday 27th to Sunday 29th May May 10, 2022
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Newry Classic - Newry Chess Festival FIDE RATED U1800 Newry Classic at 60+0 Friday 27th & Saturday 28th May May 27, 2022 07:30 PM - 05:30 PM — Sticky Fingers Arts Centre, 10 Upper Edward Street, Newry, BT35 6AX, Northern Ireland
Newry Blitz Championship - Newry Chess Festival FIDE RATED Newry Blitz Championship at 10+0, Sunday 29th May 2022 May 29, 2022 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Sticky Fingers Arts Centre, 10 Upper Edward Street, Newry, BT35 6AX, Northern Ireland
Lisburn Chess Club Series #1 The first in a three tournament blitz series Jun 03, 2022 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM — Lisburn Chess Club, 60-62 Longstone Street
Seventh Executive Board Meeting Final Executive Board Meeting before AGM Jun 06, 2022 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM — NICS
City Of Belfast 2022 : June 17th to 19th. FIDE rated. City of Belfast Championships. 5 rounds over 3 days. At the Civil Service Pavilion. Jun 17, 2022 - Jun 19, 2022 — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
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