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Karina Kruk decides winner of Williamson 2017

Karina Kruk decides winner of Williamson 2017

Some brilliant chess played by John McKenna who challenged the supremacy of the top players Gareth Annesley and Nicholas Pilkiewicz. And in the final round Karina Kruk determines the winner of the tournament. True to form Gareth and Nicholas lead the competition.

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Muldoons 1 pile on pressure after win against leaders

Muldoons 1 pile on pressure after win against leaders

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 14) The Silver King race intensified even further as holders Muldoons 1 beat leaders Ballynafeigh 1.

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Queens run a brilliant tournament for the charity Childreach International

Queens run a brilliant tournament for the charity Childreach International

A week after the Williamson we have the opportunity for even more chess! Queens Chess Club run a weekender over three days to raise funds for Childreach International. Ben Campbell organised the event. With the team of Mark Newman and Brendan Jamison controlling.

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GM Mark Hebden v Belfast

GM Mark Hebden v Belfast

English GM Mark Hebden duelled 31 of Northern Ireland's top players in Belfast tonight at Belfast Inst. Playing until 1:00 in the morning...

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5 NI players scoop awards at Bunratty

5 NI players scoop awards at Bunratty

A report from our chess reporter - Brendan Jamison. Northern Ireland players do well at Bunratty.

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Muldoons 1 edge ahead

Muldoons 1 edge ahead

(B&D League Week 15) After handily beating Ballynafeigh 2, plus a win in a rescheduled match against QUB 1, champions Muldoons 1 have overtaken Silver King rivals Ballynafeigh 1.

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Clash of Titans - Mikhail v Brendan Simultaneous

Clash of Titans - Mikhail v Brendan Simultaneous

The Double Monster Simul Match saw Mikhail Pavlov (1766) and Brendan Jamison (1743) go into battle against 11 different players. Brendan’s red team faced the Russian opera star; meanwhile Mikhail’s blue team duelled with the sugar cube sculptor.

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QUB 3 complete their stroll to Division 3 title

QUB 3 complete their stroll to Division 3 title

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 16) What had been obvious since at least December became a mathematical certainty this week as QUB 3 convincingly beat Ballynafeigh 5 to take the Division 3 plate with four matches to spare. Elsewhere, Muldoons 1 extended their lead with a win over The A Team while Division 2 got a bit more interesting as Ballynafeigh 3 lost for the first time this season.

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Muldoons 1 teach students a lesson as Division 1 lead grows

Muldoons 1 teach students a lesson as Division 1 lead grows

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 17) Reigning champions Muldoons 1 extended their lead with a convincing win over QUB 1.

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A brilliant new Tournament - Belfast Blitz and Bullit

A brilliant new Tournament - Belfast Blitz and Bullit

Brendan Jamison ran a brilliant new tournament in a beautiful new venue on Saturday 4th March at the Good Shephard Centre, Belfast.

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Ballynafeigh 1 reassert title challenge with blowout at the Bankers' Club

Ballynafeigh 1 reassert title challenge with blowout at the Bankers' Club

(B&D League 2016/17 - Week 18) Trailing Muldoons 1 by eight points with a match in hand, Ballynafeigh 1 needed a big win over bottom-placed The A Team - which is exactly what they got.

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Alan Burns Intense March 2017

Alan Burns Intense March 2017

The Alan Burns Intense continues the series of the grand-prix. and continues the recent opportunities to play chess. With players Brendan Jamison and Mikhail Pavlov.

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February Chess at Methodist College

February Chess at Methodist College

The Childrens Chess 2017 series continued with some brilliant chess on February 11th at Methodist College.

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Strawbridge Cup remains on Ormeau Road as Civil Service end QUB 2's hopes

Strawbridge Cup remains on Ormeau Road as Civil Service end QUB 2's hopes

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 19) Ballynafeigh 3 are this season's Strawbridge Cup winners after nearest rivals QUB 2 were comprehensively defeated by Civil Service.

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Ulster Rapidplay Championships 2017 - report

Ulster Rapidplay Championships 2017 - report

The 2017 Ulster Rapidplay Championships were held in the ambient Belfast room of the Ulster Museum.

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Muldoons 1 held to draw as title race takes another twist

Muldoons 1 held to draw as title race takes another twist

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 20) Muldoons 1's title defence hit a snag as they were held to an unexpected draw by Ballynafeigh 2 - and it could have gone worse for the Corporation Square side.

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Top young chess players compete in fun March tournament

Top young chess players compete in fun March tournament

Some of the best young players gathered at Methodist College for a fun tournament on March 11th. One of a series of monthly tournaments. Providing an opportunity for playing fun chess. With a brilliant puzzle solving competition.

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Grandprix Standings after 5 Childrens Chess tournaments.

Grandprix Standings after 5 Childrens Chess tournaments.

With one more Childrens Chess tournament to go. How do the Grandprix standings fair? The top 4 of each gets invited to the Belfast Elite Tournament and Award Ceremony, usually held at Stormont.

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Cathal Murphy will be on Raidió Fáilte 107.1 FM.

Cathal Murphy will be on Raidió Fáilte 107.1 FM.

Cathal Murphy will be talking about Chess and his love of the game on Easter Friday at 8:15am and between 1:00pm and 3:00pm.

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News
Lockdown Summer Tournament: weeks 12 - 14 How are the standings after 14 weeks of the Summer Tournament and some 70 games of slow chess. Aug 09, 2020
Lockdown Summer Tournament: weeks 10 - 11 Another two weeks and some 10 games. We are almost half way through the tournament. Players are still welcome even if th... Aug 05, 2020
Dexter Harris helps Ireland gain 3rd place at the Glorney Gilbert International 2020 Junior international teams from England, Belgium, Wales, Netherlands, Scotland and Ireland. Competed online in different... Jul 31, 2020
Ulster Youngster selected to play for Ireland in Glorney Gilbert International Youngster Dexter Harris has been selected for the Irish International Under 12 Team to play at the Glorney Gilbert Inter... Jul 21, 2020
Irish Championships to be held 1st - 9th August 2020. The Irish Championships will run from 1-9 August in Coláiste Éanna; entries close on July 25th. Jul 21, 2020
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