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Articles from 2015-2016 season
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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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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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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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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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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Lions roar back into contention

Lions roar back into contention

An already-interesting battle for the Silver King got that much more exciting as Muldoons 1 suffered their first defeat of the season against the CS Lewis Lions. In Division 2, Ballynafeigh 2 and Kelly's Heroes are pulling away from the field.

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Ballynafeigh 1 back in title hunt?

Ballynafeigh 1 back in title hunt?

(B&D League Week 7) Just when you thought the race for the Silver King couldn't be any more open, Ballynafeigh 1 score a big win over The A Team to get within nine points of the leaders despite still being in fifth place.

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All to play for at the mid-season break

All to play for at the mid-season break

(B&D League Week 8) QUB 1's stunning win over Muldoons 1 means that the teams are bunched even more tightly together in Division 1 as the league enters the Christmas break. Meanwhile in Division 2, Ballynafeigh 2 extend their lead with a crucial win against Kelly's Heroes.

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Lions draw level after big win in Groomsport

Lions draw level after big win in Groomsport

(B&D League 2015/16 Week 9) The CS Lewis Lions are joint leaders of Division 1 after a convincing win against Bangor Groomsport, while in Division 2 Kelly's Heroes make a dent in Ballynafeigh 2's lead.

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Ballynafeigh 1 put Silver King rivals on notice

Ballynafeigh 1 put Silver King rivals on notice

(B&D League 2015/16 Week 10) Despite a disastrous start to the season, Ballynafeigh 1 have muscled their way into the title chase and after their latest victory over Muldoons 1 their defence of the Silver King is very much alive with one third of the season still to play. Meanwhile, their second team pull away in Division 2 and a shock win for their fourth team could have profound implications in Division 3.

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Jamison-Ruben

Brendan Jamison wins the pre-Christmas best game prize in the 2015/16 BSCC Open.

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BSCC Open 2015/16 - best game prize (pre-Christmas)

BSCC Open 2015/16 - best game prize (pre-Christmas)

The winner of the first best game prize from this season's Belfast South tournament has been announced.

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Muldoons return to top

Muldoons return to top

(B&D League 2015/16 Week 11) The top-of-the-table clash between the CS Lewis Lions and Muldoons 1 ended in victory for the Corporation Square side, putting them back in the driving seat in the race for the Silver King.

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Simon Williams Simultaneous Exhibition

GM Simon Williams will give a thirty-board simultaneous exhibition at RBAI's Common Hall on Thursday the 18th of February.

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GM Simon Williams to give simultaneous display in Belfast

GM Simon Williams to give simultaneous display in Belfast

GM Simon Williams will give a thirty-board simultaneous exhibition at RBAI's Common Hall on Thursday the 18th of February.

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Muldoons surge ahead after Bangor whitewash

Muldoons surge ahead after Bangor whitewash

(B&D League 2015/16 Week 12) Muldoons 1 are eight points ahead in the Silver King race after a 5-0 win over Bangor Groomsport, but their nearest rivals, Ballynafeigh 1 and QUB 1, each have a match in hand.

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Kelly's Heroes keep Strawbridge hopes alive with big win over leaders

Kelly's Heroes keep Strawbridge hopes alive with big win over leaders

(B&D League 2015/16 Week 13) In recent weeks Ballynafeigh have been fielding some of their stronger second team players in their first team in the hopes of making up ground in Division 1, but this week they were left with a weakened squad for their second team which suffered a heavy defeat to Kelly's Heroes, leaving them with work to do to claim the John Strawbridge Cup.

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Muldoons and Ballynafeigh headed for final-day showdown?

Muldoons and Ballynafeigh headed for final-day showdown?

(B&D League 2015/16 Week 14) Muldoons 1 and Ballynafeigh 1 both won to pull clear of their Division 1 rivals, while Ballynafeigh 2 make amends for last week's slip-up with a big win over NICS

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Muldoons claim Silver King in thrilling finale

Muldoons claim Silver King in thrilling finale

(B&D League 2015/16 Week 15) Muldoons 1 are the new Belfast and District League Champions after beating previous holders Ballynafeigh 1. Ballynafeigh 2 secured the John Strawbridge Cup with a dominant performance, while QUB 2 took the Division 3 title.

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Ballynafeigh Spring Tournament 2016 - Round 1

A new flexible tournament begins soon at Ballynafeigh Community House.

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Kelly-Magee

Paddy Magee wins the post-Christmas best game prize in the 2015/16 BSCC Open.

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BSCC Open 2015/16 - best game prize (post-Christmas)

BSCC Open 2015/16 - best game prize (post-Christmas)

With this year's Belfast South CC Open drawing to a close, the award for the best game from the second half of the tournament has been presented.

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Comórtas Fichille Chúige Uladh 2016

Comórtas Fichille Chúige Uladh 2016

Teams from Limavady came first and second in this tournament for Irish-language primary schools.

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Irish Chess Championships 2016

Irish chess's premier event is taking place soon at University College Dublin.

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Board Prize Winners

Board prize winners for all 3 divisions 2015/2016

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Nemtzov Shock as Rush's Hour is Realised

Nemtzov Shock as Rush's Hour is Realised

Stephen Rush of Qub lands the spoils in the Nemtzov Cup and John McKenna finally lands the evasive Henderson Cup

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4th Belfast South Open Chess Tournament 2015-16

This year's tournament which has now finished attracted a total of 28 entries from a number of Clubs and was played over 20 weeks from November to April. It was particularly encouraging that more than half the entrants played over and above the minimum number of 10 games required to qualify for prizes. As players ratings ranged from 900 to 1737, 2 grading bands were created at "under 1400 " and " over 1400" and players were paired within their band with a grading prize for each section in addition to prizes for the overall best percentage score and runner-up in the tournament . There was also 2 Best Game prizes which were published by the UCU. Prize winners were : Overall winner: Brendan Jamison ( Ballynafeigh ) with 77% Runner- Up : Ian Woodfield ( Queen's University) and Martin Kelly ( Belfast South) with 67% Grading prize : Paddy Magee ( Mallusk) Best Game Prizes : Brendan Jamison and Paddy Magee

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Thinking

Thinking

Culture Night 2013 - Thinking

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Tables outside Cloth Ear

Tables outside Cloth Ear

Culture Nights row of tables outside Cloth Ear

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Damien enjoying a game

Damien enjoying a game

Culture Night 2013 Damien playing street chess

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Friends enjoying a drink and a game

Friends enjoying a drink and a game

Culture Night 2013. Two friends enjoying a drink and a game

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Night falls Chess is played

Night falls Chess is played

Culture Night 2013. New players enjoying a game

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The long game

The long game

Culture Night 2013 a long and complicated game

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Pilkiewicz vs Newman

Perhaps rejuvenated after his summer holiday and maybe fancying his chances, Mark Newman pitted himself against Nick Pilkiewicz in this weeks Summer Tournament event. Giving up almost 100 rating points, Mark was more likely tempting fate.

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Ulster Chess Championships 2015

The 2015 Ulster Chess Championships: Europa Hotel. 21st - 23rd August

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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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QUB Blitz Tournament

QUB Chess Club are hosting a blitz tournament on the 8th October 2015.

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Ulster Masters 2015

The 2015 Ulster Masters is a weekend event taking place at the Belfast Boat Club on 17th and 18th October. We look forward to seeing you there!

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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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Omagh Rapidplay 2015

The 2nd Omagh Rapidplay is a one day tournament taking place on Saturday 21st November 2015

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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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5th Ulster Blitz Championships

The 5th Ulster Blitz Championships will be held at Ballynafeigh Chess Club on Sunday 27th December 2015.

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The Williamson Shield 2016

The Williamson Shield will this year be held in The Belfast Boat Club over the weekend of 9th - 10th January.

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Team Rapidplay Championships

The Ulster Team Rapidplay Championships will be held on Saturday 2nd April 2016.

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Ulster Rapidplay Championships 2016

The 2016 Ulster Rapidplay Championships will be held on Saturday 23rd April.

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City of Belfast Championships 2016

The 2016 City of Belfast Championships are being held on the 28-29th May in the Pavilion Sports Facility at Stormont Estate

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David Houston Simultaneous

David Houston is delivering a 20 player simultaneous display in Bangor Chess Club on Thursday 14th April.

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Irish Junior Chess Championships 2016

Irish Junior Chess Championships 2016

Three of our local juniors recently attended the 2016 Irish Junior Chess Championships in the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel in Killiney.

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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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lacksadasical2016-1

The first Lacksadasical of the new season 2015/2016

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The Eglantine Summer Tournament: Week 12

The UCU Eglantine Summer Tournament is open to all chess players and provides regular competitive chess during the summer months when many chess clubs are closed

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Simultaneous games with Gabor Horvath

A chance to play one of the best Ulster chess player in a simultaneous game

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Belfast Culture Night 2019. Cafe Chess Playing at Caffe Nero. Belfast Culture Night and Day. Enjoy meeting potential new chess players. Play chess and enjoy the cafe experience. Shar... Sep 16, 2019
Childrens Chess kicks off on 5th October On 5th Oct Childrens Chess kicks off this years series of Childrens Chess Sep 16, 2019
One week left and then Prize Giving and Quick play time handicap The summer tournament has one week proper play left. Followed a week latter by the Prize Giving and a Quick play handica... Sep 16, 2019
Bangor Academy launches chess club Science teacher and UCU chess player Mr Magee launches Chess Club at Bangor Academy. Brendan Jamison hands over Chess se... Sep 14, 2019
Summer Tournament with only 3 weeks of competition left The standings, after 18 weeks of chess and only 3 weeks of competition left. Whos winning. Whos close - and a reminder ... Sep 03, 2019
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The Civil Service 2019 Summer Tournament :Week21 The UCU Civil Service Summer Tournament is open to all chess players and provides regular competitive chess during the s... Sep 18, 2019 07:30 PM - 10:45 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
Cafe Chess at Belfast Culture Night 2019 A table awaits you at Caffe Nero Lombard St. Enjoy Chess and Coffee and good conversation.... This year the Culture nigh... Sep 20, 2019 - Sep 21, 2019 — Caffe Nero Lombard St.
LJCC - Belfast Qualifier 2019: 5th October An opportunity for Primary Students to Qualify for the London Junior Chess Championships - one of the most prestigious J... Oct 05, 2019 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College, 1 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6BY
FLive Outdoor Chess Championship Part of 2019 Fermanagh Live Arts Festival Saturday 5th October in Buttermarket, Enniskillen 20mins each in One Section... Oct 05, 2019 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM — Buttermarket, Enniskillen
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