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Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge

Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge

On the 9th - 10th July 2016 eight of our top junior chess players travelled to Manchester to compete in the Delancey UK Schools GigaFinals.

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Plenty of Chess at the 2016 Summer School

Plenty of Chess at the 2016 Summer School

The Ulster Chess Union runs it annual Summer School. The location, the beautiful setting of Ormeau Bowling Pavilion - brilliantly organised by Damien Cunningham and the local council - many thanks. Three days of chess, chess, chess....

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2016 Bangor Blitz

2016 Bangor Blitz

On Thursday 8th September Groomsport Hall was the scene of the 2nd Bangor Blitz Tournament.

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" Bourne" Again in Bournemouth?

" Bourne" Again in Bournemouth?

Martin Kelly goes to Bournemouth and comes home with 3 1/2 points not dropping a game.

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Belfast Culture Night 2016. Cafe Chess Playing at Caffe Nero.

Belfast Culture Night 2016. 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 16th 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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A brilliant culture night with Chess at the Caffe Nero

A brilliant culture night with Chess at the Caffe Nero

A cup of delicious coffee, a vibrant atmosphere, a lovely venue at the Caffe Nero, new aquiantances and the game of chess - what more could you ask for!

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One week of proper play left in the Summer Tournament

One week of proper play left in the Summer Tournament

The last week of the Summer tournament is this week. Wednesday 21st Sept. What are the standings. Whos going to win...... Remember the last week 28th Sept will be prize giving and a quick play handicap times on the clock depending on the difference of the two players ratings - always fun.

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Final night of Summer Tournament

Final night of Summer Tournament

The final night of the Summer Tournament was held Weds 21st September. 22 players. The final results are in. Next week is prize giving and a handicap tournament.

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Awards and a fun rapidplay Tournament

Awards and a fun rapidplay Tournament

The Summer tournament came to an end on Weds 28th Sept. with a fun handicap tournament and prize giving.

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The Belfast Qualifier for the London Junior Chess Championship

The Belfast Qualifier for the London Junior Chess Championship

The new school year starts and we have our first monthly tournament. The London Junior Chess Championship (LJCC). An opportunity for the younger players to qualify for the LJCC finals - one of the most prestigious tournaments.

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Champions stumble against QUB

Champions stumble against QUB

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 1) Muldoons 1 got their Silver King defence off to a poor start as they were beaten by QUB 1, while Ballynafeigh 1 are the early leaders after beating Ballynafeigh 2.

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The Ulster Masters took place on  14th-16th October at Queens University

The Ulster Masters took place on 14th-16th October at Queens University

Chess enthusiasts congregated to play the Ulster Masters a weekend 6 round swiss. Who would win, who would master...

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Ballynafeigh surge ahead

Ballynafeigh surge ahead

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 2) Ballynafeigh 1 have opened up a clear lead in Divison 1 after routing The A Team, while early indications are that an exciting chase for the Strawbridge Cup is developing.

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Ballynafeigh 2 upset The A Team

Ballynafeigh 2 upset The A Team

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 3) Ballynafeigh 2 move up to second place in Division 1 with a surprise win over The A Team, while Division 2 remains as tight as ever.

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This years Childrens Chess Grandprix kicks off in November

This years Childrens Chess Grandprix kicks off in November

On Saturday November 5th the new seasons Childrens Chess series of tournaments started. Some 26 youngsters played chess and solved problems. In a friendly atmosphere some brilliant battles were fought.

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QUB sit atop Division 1 after A Team annihilation

QUB sit atop Division 1 after A Team annihilation

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 4) A convincing win for QUB 1 over The A Team puts them on top of Division 1 for the time being.

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Alan Burns Grand Prix starts on December 11th

Alan Burns Grand Prix starts on December 11th

The Alan Burns Grand Prix series kicks-off on 11th December. Now in its fourth year, the Lackadaisical Rapidplays offer the chance for an excellent Sunday lunch followed by an afternoon of entertaining chess.

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Ballynafeigh 3 stun Kelly's Heroes to open up Division 2 lead

Ballynafeigh 3 stun Kelly's Heroes to open up Division 2 lead

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 5) Ballynafeigh 3 are emerging as the clear leaders in Division 2 after dominating a strong Kelly's Heroes team. Meanwhile in Division 1, it remains tight at the top as QUB 1 and Ballynafeigh 1 shared the points.

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Universal Childrens Day and Chess Problem Solving.

Universal Childrens Day and Chess Problem Solving.

In support of the Chess and Heritage Event run alongside of " Celebration of 800 years of Mayorality and Freeman of Newcastle of Tyne" on the Universal Children Day. Malola Prasath invited the Ulster Chess Union, to make it into a grand "Northeast Celebration". Ulster Chess Union ran a fun problem solving event at Caffe Nero, Lombard St. A small group of Problem solvers met and enthusiastically solved problems.

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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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