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Muldoons get QUB revenge to gain on leaders

Muldoons get QUB revenge to gain on leaders

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 6) An exciting three-way title race is brewing in Division 1 as Muldoons 1 made amends for their Week 1 defeat to QUB 1 to propel themselves back into title contention. In Division 2, Ballynafeigh 3 and QUB 2 drew their top-of-the-table clash while QUB 3 continue to steamroll Division 3.

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Report - Omagh rapidplay 2016

Report - Omagh rapidplay 2016

Another excellent turnout at the Omagh rapidplay on its 3rd year running.

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Ballynafeigh 1 pull clear after QUB slip up

Ballynafeigh 1 pull clear after QUB slip up

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 7) Ballynafeigh 1 extended their lead in the race for the Silver King after a convincing win against The A Team. Not only that, but they got some help from their second team who pulled off an unlikely comeback to defeat QUB 1.

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49th Mulcahy Memorial Chess Congress - €1500 Prize-money

For those who would like to start the new year with some chess and visit a lovely city...... 49th Mulcahy Memorial Chess Congress - €1500 Prize-money Friday January 6 – Sunday January 8, 2017 Venue: Gresham Metropole Hotel, McCurtain Street, Cork (5min from railway station and 2min from bus station). For special rates contact the hotel here and mention the ‘Mulcahy Chess Tournament’ when booking. Mulcahy Memorial Congress: This is a one section tournament open to all players.

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Children Battle to become Ulster Champion 2016/17

Children Battle to become Ulster Champion 2016/17

Young Chess enthusiasts gathered at Methodist College on 10th December to see who could be Ulster Champion....

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Ballynafeigh 1 extend lead with Muldoons win

Ballynafeigh 1 extend lead with Muldoons win

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 8) Ballynafeigh 1's good run of form continues as they brush aside Muldoons 1 to stretch their lead to 13 points.

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Lacksidasical starts the seasons Alan Burns Grandprix

Lacksidasical starts the seasons Alan Burns Grandprix

The first of the Alan Burns Grand-prix tournaments took place on 11th December. With a relaxing time on the clock of 20mins + 5 sec increment...

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6th Ulster Blitz Championship 2016 - report

6th Ulster Blitz Championship 2016 - report

The 6th Ulster Blitz Championship 2016 attracted 25 participants this year. In total they completed 216 games over 18 rounds. This time control and style of chess made for another great days entertainment over the festive period and the opportunity to play against a wide variety of opponents.

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Boys Brigade Christmas Chess Tournament

Boys Brigade Christmas Chess Tournament

Malcolm Adamson organised the Christmas Chess Tournament for the Boys Brigade.

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Lavery wins Belfast South best game prize

Lavery wins Belfast South best game prize

Robert Lavery won the first of this season's best game prizes at the BSCC Open thanks to an exchange sacrifice against Bobby Thompson.

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A postcard - Updated - Greetings from chess world of St. Petersburg, Russia

A postcard - Updated - Greetings from chess world of St. Petersburg, Russia

Two of our brilliant chess players - Brendan Jamison and Mikhail Pavlov enjoying chess in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Top youngsters excel over Christmas and New Year at LJCC and Leinster Junior Championships

Top youngsters excel over Christmas and New Year at LJCC and Leinster Junior Championships

Just before New Year in London the top junior players meet to play in the London Junior Championships. In the New Year the prestigious Leinster Junior Championships was played. We had Ulster players do exceptionally well at both tournaments.

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Muldoons 1 snapping at leaders' heels after dominant win

Muldoons 1 snapping at leaders' heels after dominant win

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 10) Muldoons 1 moved to within two points of leaders Ballynafeigh 1 after swatting aside the Ormeau Road side's second team.

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Ballynafeigh 1 and Muldoons 1 pull away as season reaches halfway point

Ballynafeigh 1 and Muldoons 1 pull away as season reaches halfway point

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 11) With the league season reaching the halfway point, an exciting two-way battle for the Silver King is developing, while Ballynafeigh 3 stay at the head of Division 2 and QUB 3 continue their rampage through Division 3.

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Children enjoying chess at the January Childrens Tournament

Children enjoying chess at the January Childrens Tournament

Methodist College buzzed with youngsters having fun playing chess. A mix of beginners and experts played chess and solved problems.

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Strand Chess Club - New Sunday Childrens Chess Club

Strand Chess Club - New Sunday Childrens Chess Club

Exciting new chess club to open at The Strand Arts Centre, Belfast. Every Sunday. The opening day 5th February 2017. Setup and run by Ross Harris in conjunction with the Ulster Chess Union.

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Kelly's Heroes dent QUB 2's Strawbridge Cup hopes

Kelly's Heroes dent QUB 2's Strawbridge Cup hopes

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 12) QUB 2 lost valuable ground on Ballynafeigh 3 in Division 2 as they were beaten by Kelly's Heroes while the leaders brushed aside Muldoons 2.

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Ross Harris - 24 Hour Chess-a-thon for funds for Childrens Chess Club

Ross Harris - 24 Hour Chess-a-thon for funds for Childrens Chess Club

24 hours of solid chess - is it possible? - to raise funds for the new Childrens Chess Club - Strand Chess Club..

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Ballynafeigh 1 just about prevail in close scrap with The A Team

Ballynafeigh 1 just about prevail in close scrap with The A Team

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 13) Ballynafeigh 1 continued their title challenge with a win over The A Team, but the bottom side put up some stiff resistance.

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Monster Double Simul Match: Pavlov v Jamison

Monster Double Simul Match: Pavlov v Jamison

A first - two players play two balanced teams of Chess players to see who scores the highest! Brendan Jamison v Mikhail Pavlov. An event to raise funds to assist 3 children to visit and play chess in St Petersburg Russia as part of a Belfast Team.

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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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