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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
Double Trouble at Groomsport Chess Tournament Last Thursday (11 April), Teams of 2 battled it out in the first ever Doubles Rapidplay chess tournament in Groomsport. Apr 15, 2019
Strand 1 close in on Silver King after week of closely-fought matches (B&D League 2018/19 Week 18) Strand 1 were hoping for draws between their rivals in their free week to maintain their cu... Apr 14, 2019
UCU Winter Tournament 2018-19 This popular event, hosted by Queen's University Chess Club and organised by Belfast South Chess Club, finished on 8 Apr... Apr 09, 2019
Checkmate with honours Last Thursday (4 April) Bangor Chess Club hosted a special simul match with 15 players taking on Division 1 player Brend... Apr 05, 2019
The Fastest Draw in the West- Of Ireland! Martin Kelly reports from Galway Chess Congress 2019. Apr 04, 2019
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Upcoming Events
Delancey UK Chess Challenge Northern Ireland Megafinal 2019 Saturday May 11th - Northern Ireland Delancey UK Chess Challenge Megafinal May 11, 2019 09:45 AM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College, Belfast
NICS Lackadaisical #4 2019 The fourth and final in the series of NICS rapidplays contributing to the Alan Burns Grand Prix. Enjoy an afternoon of e... May 12, 2019 01:00 PM - 06:00 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
City of Belfast Championships 2019 City of Belfast Championships on May Bank Holiday weekend. Three days of two games a day. May 25th to 27th. May 25, 2019 - May 27, 2019 — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
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