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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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A winter afternoon of chess fun.

A winter afternoon of chess fun.

The first of the afternoons of the Childrens Chess tournaments took place on November 7th at Methodist College. Some of the best young players in Ulster play head to head. The winner of the secondary tournament PeterTodd from Bangor Grammar is only in form 2 an excellent result.

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Omagh Rapidplay 2016

Omagh Rapidplay 2016

The 2nd Omagh Rapidplay was held on Saturday 21st November in Christian Brothers Grammar School.

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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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Ulster Schools Championships 2015-2016

Ulster Schools Championships 2015-2016

Students from Ulster took part in the Ulster Champions 2015-16 at Methodist College on Saturday 5th December. With youngsters from 7 years to 18 years all playing for a title.

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Alan Burns Tournament Series Begins

Alan Burns Tournament Series Begins

The Alan Burns tournament series started with a Lacksidasical on Sunday 13th December. Players enjoyed a relaxing afternoon of Chess!! At the Civil Service Pavilion.

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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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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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Top twins back from the London Junior Chess Championships

Top twins back from the London Junior Chess Championships

The January Childrens Chess saw the new year start with some top chess and new challengers. Children from all over Northern Ireland come to play at these monthly tournaments. Enjoying an atmosphere of fun and thought.

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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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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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February 2016 Childrens Chess

February 2016 Childrens Chess

On February 13th at Methodist College. There were some tough fights and some upsets at the Chess board. The competition to see who leads in the Grand-prix continues....

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Simon Williams GM played simultaneous 18th February

Simon Williams GM played simultaneous 18th February

On the evening of 18th February, Belfast for another year had the visit of a top Grand Master - Simon Williams played 32 players. From young school students to hardened club players.

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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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The Current Standings for the Belfast Scholastic GrandPrix and new ratings list.

The Current Standings for the Belfast Scholastic GrandPrix and new ratings list.

The battle for the Scholastic Shields continues. The prizes - to be invited to Stormont for a special competition and award ceremony. After last months Childrens Chess Tournament how are the competitors standing? There are two tournaments left, March 12th and April 16th.

The Current Standings for the Belfast Scholastic GrandPrix and new ratings list. - Read More…

News
CHESS: Current entry list for Newry: Sat 1 Feb 2020, 10:30am check-in Ulster Rapidplay Chess Championships in Newry on Saturday 1 February. Both sections will be FIDE-rated. Sponsored by New... Jan 22, 2020
Williamson Shield 2020 - report by Arbiter Andy Boal A brilliant weekend of chess at a top venue and prizes awarded by Ciaran Madden of Compass Financial Associates Ltd. wh... Jan 22, 2020
Omagh Rapidplay 2019 Players gathered at the annual Omagh Rapidplay 2019 on Saturday 30th November located at and Sponsored by Christian Brot... Dec 27, 2019
The Ulster Masters 2019 at Bangor. For the first time in its history, the Ulster Masters was played outside Belfast this year. The major chess event was ru... Dec 21, 2019
Ulster Schools Individual Championships 2019/20 Students gathered at the annual Chess Championships at Methodist College Saturday morning 7th December 2019. The fight t... Dec 08, 2019
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