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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
69 Blitz it out in UCU’s first online event On Wednesday 1 April, we had 69 locals battling it out in the Ulster Cyber Blitz Championship #001. Report by Brendan J... Apr 03, 2020
Ulster Cyber Rapid Championship #001 Time control: 10+5 Sunday 5 April 2020 6pm to 9pm (UK/Ireland time) Apr 01, 2020
SURGE OF LOCAL PLAYERS MAKE THEIR FIDE DEBUT IN APRIL 2020 RATING LIST UCU Tournament Director Brendan Jamison publishes the lattest FIDE ratings for local players. The UCU having run this ye... Apr 01, 2020
Ulster Cyber Blitz Championship #001 UCU first online tournament - April 1st starting 7:00pm. Mar 29, 2020
The second in the Alan Burns Lacksidasicals 2020 The 2020 series of Alan Burns Lacksidasicals continued on the 8th March. A fun afternoon of thoughtful chess. Mar 22, 2020
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**POSTPONED ** Irish Junior Chess Championships 2020 **POSTPONED ** The Irish Chess Union [ICU] in association with the Ulster Chess Union [UCU] present the IRISH JUNIOR CH... Apr 03, 2020 - Apr 05, 2020
Ulster Cyber Rapid Championship #001 Time control: 10+5 Sunday 5 April 2020 6pm to 9pm (UK/Ireland time) Apr 05, 2020 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
All UCU tournaments and chess talks during April/May/June are hereby cancelled. The below statement by the UCU Tournament Director has been approved by the UCU Executive Board CANCELLATION OF ALL R... Jun 30, 2020 10:25 PM
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