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Ulster Championships 2015

Ulster Championships 2015

The 2015 Ulster Championships will be held in the Europa Hotel on the 21st -23rd August.

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2015 Ulster Championships

2015 Ulster Championships

The 2015 Ulster Championships took place in the Europa Hotel on 21st - 23rd August.

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Studying the rules of chess and being an Arbiter

Studying the rules of chess and being an Arbiter

A three day Arbiters course was run over friday/sat/sun 14th/15th/16th August at Ballynafiegh Community Centre. Ending with a challenging 2 hour exam.

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 Belfast Culture Night. Cafe Chess Playing at Caffe Nero.

Belfast Culture Night. Cafe Chess Playing at Caffe Nero.

Belfast Culture Night. 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 18th 4:00pm 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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UCU runs its 6th Chess Summer School

UCU runs its 6th Chess Summer School

Over three days in August young players got the opportunity to improve their chess, solve problems and practice endgames, learn chess notation and the basics of the openings. All in the beautiful surrounds of Ormeau Park. Thanks to the Council for the use of Ravenhill Bowling Green.

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The Summer Tournament Update

The Summer Tournament Update

We are now 17 weeks into the Summer Tournament. With 4 more rounds left followed by the Prize-giving evening. How do players stand?

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B&D League 2015/16 - the deadline approaches

B&D League 2015/16 - the deadline approaches

The League Controller would like to remind club captains that the deadline for entries into the forthcoming Belfast and District League will be September 30th.

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The last week of play for the Summer Tournament

The last week of play for the Summer Tournament

The last round of the Summer tournament has come. Whos winning, has there been any movement on the leaders? Dont forget the prize-giving and fun tournament on 30th Sept.

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A wonderful evening of Coffee and Chess at Caffe Nero

A wonderful evening of Coffee and Chess at Caffe Nero

Belfast Culture night on Friday Sept 18th. A cafe, live entertainment, a table, a chess set, a cup of coffee and brilliant conversation. Nothing beats it!

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The Summer Tournament comes to an end...

The Summer Tournament comes to an end...

With 21 rounds and some 42 players the Summer tournament has lots of chess. With the award ceremony and active tournament on weds 30th September the series comes to an end.

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October ratings published

October ratings published

With the new season just around the corner, a new ratings list - the first under the new system - has been published.

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Bangor Groomsport start new season with a bang

Bangor Groomsport start new season with a bang

(B&D League 2015/16 Week 1) The 2015/16 league season is up and running, and Bangor Groomsport are the early leaders as they upset champions Ballynafeigh 1.

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Winners at the Summer Tournament

Winners at the Summer Tournament

The last wednesday of september sees the last evening of the UCU Summer tournament. With an unusual rapidplay followed by a prize-giving ceremony

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QUB tame the Lions

QUB tame the Lions

(B&D League 2015/16 Week 2) The CS Lewis Lions fell to a shock defeat against QUB 1 this week, while defending champions Ballynafeigh 1 join them on 0-2 as they are beaten by The A Team.

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QUB keep pace with leaders

QUB keep pace with leaders

(B&D League 2015/16 Week 3) Originally tipped to be the Division 1 whipping boys, QUB 1 are justifying their place in the division with some fine performances, including this week's draw against leaders Muldoons 1 which keeps them just half a point behind.

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The Belfast London Junior Chess Championship Qualifier

The Belfast London Junior Chess Championship Qualifier

The Chess calendar for students started with the opportunity to qualify to the prestigious LJCC. With a day event and the first of the year we are never quite sure of the number of players who will attend. But fortunately we had new faces and some excellent chess.

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Muldoons pull away

Muldoons pull away

(B&D League 2015/16 Week 4) Muldoons 1 are the sole Division 1 leaders after beating The A Team, while rivals QUB 1 fell to defeat against Ballynafeigh 1.

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Ulster Masters 2015

Ulster Masters 2015

The 2015 Ulster Masters was held on the weekend of the 17th and 18th of October.

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One down, two to go

One down, two to go

(B&D League Week 5) With one-third of the season gone, every match-up (except for one postponement) has taken place and the league tables have well and truly taken shape.

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Alan Burns Grand Prix

Alan Burns Grand Prix

The Alan Burns Grand Prix series kicks-off on 13th December. Now in its third year, the Lackadaisical Rapidplays offer the chance for an excellent Sunday lunch followed by an afternoon of entertaining chess.

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News
Weekend of Chess action at Portrush in The Atlantic Hotel sponsors of the event The Atlantic Hotel Portrush hosted a series of events over the weekend of 12th/13th October. A Simultaneous against Bren... Oct 14, 2018
Award Ceremony for the Summer 2018 tournament The end of September and the award ceremony for the Summer Tournament. Plus a fun handicap tournament where the time giv... Oct 01, 2018
Cathal Murphy and Martin Kelly playing at the City of Dublin Majors. Two games played by both players - winning with the Vienna Gambit. Sep 24, 2018
Results of the 2018 Summer tournament With the last round of the 2018 Summer Tournament having been played we can see the final positions of the players. Nex... Sep 23, 2018
Belfast Culture Night 2018 lots of chat, coffee and chess The UCU had two cafes this year. Costa Cafe at Victoria Square and our long term location of Caffe Nero at Lombard Stree... Sep 23, 2018
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Upcoming Events
Ulster Masters 2018 The Ulster Masters 2018 - Will be held over the weekend of 10th/11th November at the Bowling Club, The Pavilion, Stormon... Nov 10, 2018 - Nov 11, 2018 — The Bowling Club, NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont
Annual Flexible Winter Tournament 2018 -2019 This tournament has been on the UCU Calendar since 2012 and is organised by Belfast South Chess Club. After the closure ... Nov 19, 2018 - Apr 01, 2019
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