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Archived articles from the 2016-2017 season
April 8th saw top chess at Methodist College.

April 8th saw top chess at Methodist College.

Young chess players gathered on 8th April at Methodist College to have fun playing chess and solving puzzles.

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Final  Standings in Childrens Chess Grandprix 2017

Final Standings in Childrens Chess Grandprix 2017

With Aprils tournament over the Grandprix points have been recalculated to see who wins an invitation to the Annual Awards Ceremony at Stormont.

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Bangor Simultaneous 2017

Bangor Simultaneous 2017

On Thursday 20th April, Bangor Chess Club hosted a simultaneous challenge match featuring David Houston and Michael Sheerin.

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Ballynafeigh 1 regain Silver King with QUB 1 whitewash

Ballynafeigh 1 regain Silver King with QUB 1 whitewash

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 21) With the two leading teams in Division 1 level on points going into the final round of matches, it was a simple matter of which team achieved the better result.

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Belfast South tournament: Two more best game prizes awarded

Belfast South tournament: Two more best game prizes awarded

There was so much great chess played in the post-Christmas portion of this season's BSCC Open that the organisers have decided to award not one but two best game prizes.

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Alan Burns Lacksidasical April 2017

Alan Burns Lacksidasical April 2017

With the third tournament the standings are set for the final tournament on April 30th. Who will win the Grand Prix..... 12 players played some brilliant chess.

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Judit Polgar Talk

Judit Polgar Talk

On Thursday 25th May the Irish Chess Union has organised a talk with one of the world's leading female chess players, Judit Polgar.

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Another fantastic evening competition organised by Brendan Jamison

Another fantastic evening competition organised by Brendan Jamison

The Belfast Rapidplay Championships were held on 28 April 2017 in the Good Shepherd Centre on the Ormeau Road, with a total of 36 players competing across three closely fought sections. Spread over 5 rounds each player had 20 minutes on the clock with a 5 minute break in-between rounds to enjoy the snacks and soft drinks from the refreshments corner!

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Ulster Junior Success at Irish Championships

Ulster Junior Success at Irish Championships

A group of talented youngsters from Ulster arrived at Sligo to play in the Irish Junior Championships over 7th - 9th April and they did brilliantly.

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Strandtown and Inchmarlo represent Ulster at the Primary School Interprovincials

Strandtown and Inchmarlo represent Ulster at the Primary School Interprovincials

On Saturday 22nd April two of Northern Ireland's top primary schools, Strandtown and Inchmarlo, were representing Ulster in the Irish Primary Schools Interprovincial Championships. The two teams of 4 players headed down to Gonzaga College in Dublin to play in this extremely competitive tournament.

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Report from Brendan Jamison on the City of Belfast Chess Championships

Report from Brendan Jamison on the City of Belfast Chess Championships

The City of Belfast Championships were held in the bright and spacious upper floor of the QUB Student's Union over the weekend of 6th to 7th May 2017.

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Notification of UCU AGM 2017 and Award Ceremony

Ulster Chess Union AGM and League Awards ceremony. 7:30 Thursday 15th June at Civil Service, Social Club, The Maynard Smith Pavillion, Stormont Estate, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA

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Saint Petersburg Sponsorship

Saint Petersburg Sponsorship

Thanking all our players for raising funds by playing in Brendan Jamisons excellent tournaments. Thanking Language Training Solutions for their generous sponsorship - all to help a group of our youngsters to play chess in beautiful Russia.

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Fourth Alan Burns Grand Prix held on 30th April

Fourth Alan Burns Grand Prix held on 30th April

The last of the seasons Alan Burns Grand Prix tournaments run by Civil Service was held at the Social Club on a beautiful Sunday afternoon with the sound of Cricket match outside.

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Delancey Chess Challenge Belfast Megafinal 2017

Delancey Chess Challenge Belfast Megafinal 2017

Part of the largest chess tournaments in the World. The Delancey Chess Challenge - starts with School tournments which leads to the Mega-finals where the top players will qualify for one of the two NORTH/SOUTH GIGAFINAL and winners of these go onto the NATIONAL TERAFINAL!. Last year a total of 48,200 children from 1400 schools and clubs took part,

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The League Board results for 2017

The % wins over the year for each board. Awards for first places to be given at the UCU AGM on Thursday June 15th

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Top Chess Player Judith Polgar talks at UCD

Top Chess Player Judith Polgar talks at UCD

The newly formed UCD chess club invited brilliant Chess Player Judith Polgar to Dublin to give a talk and receive the James Joyce Award.

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Chris Lyttle invites top youngsters to Stormont Chess Award Ceremony

Chris Lyttle invites top youngsters to Stormont Chess Award Ceremony

Tuesday 13th June saw top young chess players enjoy a morning of chess and awards in the elegant surrounds of Stormont at the invitation of Chris Lyttle MLA (Alliance)

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The Ulster Championships - 2nd and 3rd of September

The Ulster Championships - 2nd and 3rd of September

This years Ulster Championships are on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of September. Hosted at the Europa Hotel, Belfast.

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Ulster AGM and award ceremony held on June 13th

Ulster AGM and award ceremony held on June 13th

Members gathered at the Civil Service social club to vote on three proposals, elect the committee and recieve the league awards and the Tom Clarke Grand-Prix trophy.

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News
It is with deep regret that I announce the death of Mr. Dennis Thorpe. Steve Scannell remembers Dennis Thorpe who sadly passed away 15th May 2022. May 20, 2022
Chess in Newry gets a start As part of its outreach programme, Bangor Chess Club is lending equipment and support to a children’s arts centre in N... May 19, 2022
Annual General Meeting Announcement This year's AGM will be hosted by Fruithill Chess Club, Monday 27th June at 8pm May 11, 2022
Newry Chess Festival : 27-29 May 2 events for the Newry Chess Festival over the weekend of Friday 27th to Sunday 29th May May 10, 2022
Newry Rapid - Tournament Report Newry Chess Club's event was a rapidplay on Sunday 8th May May 10, 2022
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Newry Classic - Newry Chess Festival FIDE RATED U1800 Newry Classic at 60+0 Friday 27th & Saturday 28th May May 27, 2022 07:30 PM - 05:30 PM — Sticky Fingers Arts Centre, 10 Upper Edward Street, Newry, BT35 6AX, Northern Ireland
Newry Blitz Championship - Newry Chess Festival FIDE RATED Newry Blitz Championship at 10+0, Sunday 29th May 2022 May 29, 2022 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Sticky Fingers Arts Centre, 10 Upper Edward Street, Newry, BT35 6AX, Northern Ireland
Lisburn Chess Club Series #1 The first in a three tournament blitz series Jun 03, 2022 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM — Lisburn Chess Club, 60-62 Longstone Street
Seventh Executive Board Meeting Final Executive Board Meeting before AGM Jun 06, 2022 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM — NICS
City Of Belfast 2022 : June 17th to 19th. FIDE rated. City of Belfast Championships. 5 rounds over 3 days. At the Civil Service Pavilion. Jun 17, 2022 - Jun 19, 2022 — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
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