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Archived articles from the 2017-2018 season
Civil Service off to flying start as new league season gets underway

Civil Service off to flying start as new league season gets underway

(B&D League 2017/18 Week 1) Civil Service are the Week 1 leaders of Division 1 after they thumped The A Team.

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Kelly's Heroes continue 100% start to season

Kelly's Heroes continue 100% start to season

(B&D League 2017/18 Week 2) For the second week in a row, Kelly's Heroes won 5-0, while in Division 1 Muldoons 1 looked impressive against Civil Service.

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The first Childrens Chess Tournament for 2017/18

The first Childrens Chess Tournament for 2017/18

The new season kicked off with some elegant chess and top players at the first Childrens Chess 2017/18 at Methodist College on Saturday 4th November.

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Bangor and Fruithill give chase in Strawbridge Cup

Bangor and Fruithill give chase in Strawbridge Cup

(B&D League 2017/18 Week 3) With Division 1 not in action this week, the focus was on Division 2 and the race for the Strawbridge Cup.

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Muldoons 1 take Silver King lead

Muldoons 1 take Silver King lead

(B&D League 2017/18 Week 4) Muldoons 1 are the new Division 1 leaders after a convincing win over The A Team, while Kelly's Heroes continue their Division 2 dominance with another whitewash.

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Fruithill end Kelly's Heroes 100% record

Fruithill end Kelly's Heroes 100% record

(B&D League 2017/18 Week 5) The Malone Road side's perfect start to the season was brought to a juddering halt at Fruithill as they were finally beaten. Also, in Division 1 there was a default that could have significant implications for the title race.

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Chess for Peace

Chess for Peace

On Wednesday 15th November two of our promising young players, Dexter Harris and Adam Fitzsimons, traveled across to Wales as Youth Ambassadors for the Ulster Chess Union, as part of the Chess for Peace initiative by FIDE. They were accompanied by Ross Harris and Brian Fitzsimons.

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Strand 1 close the gap after big win

Strand 1 close the gap after big win

(B&D League 2017/18 Week 6) Strand 1 achieved a dominant victory over Ballynafeigh 2 after their second team put up a creditable performance in their narrow defeat to leaders Muldoons 1.

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Ballynafeigh 1 stranded as hopes fade for successful title defence

Ballynafeigh 1 stranded as hopes fade for successful title defence

(B&D League 2017/18 Week 7) Ballynafeigh 1's title defence appears doomed to failure as they suffered a shock defeat to Strand 2.

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The Junior Ulster Championships 2017/18

The Junior Ulster Championships 2017/18

On a snow white and cold day the top young chess players met at Methodist College to determine the Ulster Champions. Saturday 9th December saw some exciting chess.

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Alan Burns Lacksidasical December 2017

Alan Burns Lacksidasical December 2017

The first of the series of Alan Burns Lacksidasicals took place on Sunday 10th December.

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Muldoons 1 gain breathing space as Strand 1 slip up

Muldoons 1 gain breathing space as Strand 1 slip up

(B&D League 2017/18 Week 8) Muldoons 1 extend their lead at the top of Division 1 to 4.5 points going into the Christmas break.

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Belfast South Open Chess Tournament 2017-18

Important changes to the Belfast South Tournament venue and dates commencing in January 2018.

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Aaditya and Anjali travel to the London Junior Chess Championship

Aaditya and Anjali travel to the London Junior Chess Championship

Two of our youngest players travelled to play in the very prestigious London Junior Chess Championship at the end of December 2017.

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Top Young players compete at Methodist College - January 13th.

Top Young players compete at Methodist College - January 13th.

The January Childrens Chess saw top young chess players gather to compete at Methodist College on 13th January afternoon.

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Muldoons 1 inch further ahead after tight contest

Muldoons 1 inch further ahead after tight contest

(B&D League 2017/18 Week 10) Muldoons 1 beat Strand 1 to put a little more distance between themselves and the team considered their main challengers.

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Sadly Alex Beckett has passed away.

Sadly Alex Beckett has passed away.

An inspirational leader in our local chess scene, Alex Beckett, has died at the age of 86. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. The amount of time and energy he poured into the development of chess in Belfast will forever make him a legend within Ulster Chess. Alex Beckett’s funeral will be held at Knockbreda Church of Ireland Parish Church, Church Road, Belfast BT8 7AN at 11am this Friday 26th January.

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Kelly's Heroes in pole position as Division 2 splits

Kelly's Heroes in pole position as Division 2 splits

(B&D League 2017/18 Week 11) With the pre-split fixtures now complete, the top three in Division 2 are separated by just four points, while Muldoons 1's inexorable march towards the Silver King continues unabated as they thrash The A Team.

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News
Novembers Childrens Chess 2021 took place on Saturday 6th November Youngsters gathered at Methodist College from as far afield as Dublin. For a Chess filled afternoon. With a chess tourna... Nov 25, 2021
Lisburn Goes From Strength to Strength Lisburn Chess Club leads the way in Ulster Chess with their exciting and innovative projects. Nov 25, 2021
First Ladies Day event behind us On Sunday 21st November, the Ulster Chess Union held a women's only event at Greenisland FC Chess. Nov 22, 2021
Bangor Rapid Championship 2021 November 18th Players gathered in Bangor for another brilliant event organised by Bangor Club with the assistance of Rebecca McClurg a... Nov 22, 2021
Greenisland FC getting busy! Greenisland FC Chess ran a couple of competitions at the start of November and we have all the details Nov 07, 2021
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Upcoming Events
NICS Alan Burns - Lackadaisical #1 2021-22 ** Covid rules apply ** The first in the series of NICS rapidplays contributing to the Alan Burns Grand Prix. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of ches... Dec 05, 2021 01:00 PM - 06:00 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
Ulster Schools Individual Championships 2021 Come and challenge to become the Ulster Schools Chess Champion 2021. 11th December at Methodist College. Dec 11, 2021 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM — Methodist College,1 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6BY
Greenisland FC Chess: Christmas Shopping Recovery Rapid ***FULL*** Sunday 12th December from 9am to 6pm 6 rounds 25min time control Dec 12, 2021 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM — Greenisland FC Clubhouse, 100 Glenkeen Av, Greenisland, BT38 8ST
Fifth Executive Board Meeting Further details TBC Jan 22, 2022 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM — TBC
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