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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
Strand 1 start 2019 well as league returns from break (B&D League 2018/19 Week 9) Strand 1 extend their lead, while Northern Lights pull away in the Strawbridge Cup race and ... Jan 15, 2019
New Year RapidPlay Championship 2019 Bangor Bangor Chess Club Hosted a brilliant New Year Rapidplay Championship with over 40 players. At the excellent Groomsport V... Jan 13, 2019
James Fairley and Geoff Hindley receive Honorary Life Membership of the UCU The Ulster Chess Union award James Fairley and Geoff Hindley Honorary Life Membership of the Ulster Chess Union. At Meth... Jan 13, 2019
Annual Flexible Winter Tournament 2018 -2019 Jan 01, 2019
Strand gain breathing space as Kelly's Heroes dent Ballynafeigh hopes (B&D League 2018/19 Week 8) Strand 1 go into the Christmas/New Year break four points ahead as they beat the Fruithill H... Jan 01, 2019
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Williamson Shield 2019 Start the New year with this wonderful historic tournament - over 100 years old - The Williamson Shield 2019 Jan 19, 2019 10:30 PM - 09:15 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
Newry Rapidplay 2019 February 2nd We are very excited to launch the first ever rapidplay chess championships in Newry, acting as a celebration of the rece... Feb 02, 2019 10:45 AM - 05:30 PM — Sean Hollywood Arts Centre, 1A Bank Parade, Newry, BT35 6HP
UCU annual Simultaneous with - GM Luke McShane (2664) The year 2019 sees a brilliant opportunity to play top GM Luke McShane in a simultaneous in Belfast. Feb 21, 2019 06:45 PM - 11:45 PM — To be announced
NICS Lackadaisical #2 3rd March 2019 The second in the series of NICS rapidplays contributing to the Alan Burns Grand Prix. Why not enjoy Sunday Lunch in the... Mar 03, 2019 01:00 PM - 06:00 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
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