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Archived articles from the 2017-2018 season
Andrew Todd Simultaneous

Andrew Todd Simultaneous

On 22nd July 2017 Andrew Todd will be participating in a Simultaneous exhibition to raise money for Aberdeen University Chess Club.

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Top young players do well at Delancey Northern GigaFinals

Top young players do well at Delancey Northern GigaFinals

11 Players travelled to Wright Robinson College in Manchester to take part in the Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge Northern GigaFinal. To play top players from the UK. There were some 1000 children - the atmosphere was excited and tense with anticipation.

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Fun at the Summer School

Fun at the Summer School

This years UCU childrens summer school was held at the excellent venue of Ballynafeigh Bowling Club - Ormeau Park. Over 3 days 2/3/4 August - 12 young chess players enjoyed playing chess, solving problems.

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The Ulster Champion Stephen Rush plays in the British Championships

The Ulster Champion Stephen Rush plays in the British Championships

This year Ulster was represented by Stephen Rush at the British Championships. We watched with excitement - Stephen was ranked 103 out of 103 - but those who know Stephen know hes capable of winning and has an excellent tenacious style. How did he do....

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Summer Tournament Update at Week 14

Summer Tournament Update at Week 14

We are well into the Summer Tournament with plenty of brilliant chess - how do people stand....

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Martin Kelly and Graeme Mccormick at the British

Martin Kelly and Graeme Mccormick at the British

Martin Kelly and Graeme Mccormick at the British. With report from the unbeaten Martin Kelly.

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St Petersburg v Belfast match report

St Petersburg v Belfast match report

On Friday 18 August 2017, twelve players from Belfast travelled to Russia for an exciting week long chess trip. Located in the North East of Saint Petersburg, the Kalininsky Sports School hosted the international chess match, an event that was planned over the past 8 months by Mikhail Pavlov (1795) and Brendan Jamison (1747). The staff and coaches at Kalininsky were extremely warm and friendly and they presented a fun-filled week of chess activities for Team Belfast.

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Ulster Chess Championships 2017

Ulster Chess Championships 2017

The Ulster Chess Championships were held over the weekend of 2nd/3rd September at the brilliant location of the Europa Hotel.

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The new School year has started and the Childrens Chess Tournament series kicks-off

The new School year has started and the Childrens Chess Tournament series kicks-off

The first in the monthly tournaments for this academic year is the London Junior Chess Championship Belfast Qualifier on Saturday 7th October.

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Belfast Culture Night 2017. Cafe Chess Playing at Caffe Nero.

Belfast Culture Night 2017. 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 22nd 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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Presentation to Ray Devenney for outstanding contribution to Ulster Chess

Presentation to Ray Devenney for outstanding contribution to Ulster Chess

In recognition of Ray's outstanding contribution to Ulster Chess , Belfast South Chess Club organised a presentation for him at The Bankers Club 20th September 2017. The presentation took place on the penultimate evening of the Eglantine Summer Tournament in which has Ray has been a participant.

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The final round of the Summer Tournament

The final round of the Summer Tournament

The final round of the Summer Tournament was played on Wednesday 20th September. After 20 weeks of brilliant chess the results have been calculated.

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Another brilliant evening of Culture, Coffee and Chess

Another brilliant evening of Culture, Coffee and Chess

Friday September 22nd and time for Belfast Culture Night. Outside Cafe Nero were tables ladden with chess boards waiting to be played ...

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Ulster Masters 2017

Ulster Masters 2017

A thrilling weekend of chess saw three closely fought sections, with 10 players scooping prizes on the Sunday evening.

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The Summer tournament award ceremony took place on 27th September

The Summer tournament award ceremony took place on 27th September

Always a brilliant evening the Summer Tournament award ceremony and a thrilling quick play with a difference....

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London Junior Chess Championship Qualifier - Belfast 2017

London Junior Chess Championship Qualifier - Belfast 2017

One of the top youth tournaments has a group of Qualifying tournaments - Belfast hosts one of these. It took place at Methodist College on 14th October.

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News
What a Corker - Martin Kelly reports from the 2019 Cork Major. Its always good to see our players travel and enjoy tournaments out of Ulster... Martin Kelly, Cathal Murphy, Barney McG... Nov 04, 2019
Ron Henderson a big thankyou from Bangor Chess Club On November 2nd 2019 Bangor chess club awarded club founder Ron Henderson with Honorary Life Membership. Nov 04, 2019
SECOND LISBURN CHESS BLITZ AND BULLET - 12TH OCTOBER 2019 Tournament Report by Assistant Arbiter Martin Johnston Lisburn Chess Club hosted its second Speed Chess Championship on... Oct 14, 2019
The Belfast 2019 London Junior Chess Championship Qualifier On Saturday 5th October 2019 at Methodist College the Ulster Chess Union held the Belfast London Junior Chess Championsh... Oct 12, 2019
ANNUAL WINTER CHESS TOURNAMENT 2019-20 The Annual Winter Chess tournament starts on Monday 4th November at Queens University - Lanyon Building. Organised by Be... Oct 08, 2019
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Ulster Masters 2019 Ulster Master 23rd/24th November. 5 rounds of brilliant chess. Nov 23, 2019 - Nov 24, 2019 — Saint Columbanus’ College, 68 Ballymaconnell Road, Bangor, BT20 5PU
Groomsport Blitz 2019 - FIDE RATED Thursday 28th November Another brilliant event at Bangor Chess Club. An evening of quick play chess. Nov 28, 2019 07:45 PM - 10:45 PM — Groomsport Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR
OMAGH RAPIDPLAY 2019 Sponsored by Christian Brothers Grammar School FIDE Rated Saturday 30th Nov 2019. Nov 30, 2019 10:30 AM - 05:30 PM — Christian Brothers Grammar School, Kevlin Road, Omagh, BT78 1LD
Ulster Schools Individual Championships 2019 Come and challenge to become the Ulster Schools Chess Champion 2019. 7th December at Methodist College. Dec 07, 2019 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College, 1 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6BY
Ulster Blitz Championship 2019 End the year with the annual Ulster Blitz Championships. The fast and furious Championships - 3 mins and 2 secs incremen... Dec 28, 2019 10:30 AM - 05:15 PM — Ballynafeigh Community Development Centre, 283 Ormeau Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT7 3GG
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