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Ulster Team Rapidplay Championships 2018

Ulster Team Rapidplay Championships 2018

The Ulster Team Rapidplay Championships 2018 were played on Saturday 3rd February at the Good Shepherd Centre. A report of the event hot off the press from the brilliant organiser Brendan Jamison. With 72 players and some great chess.

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Muldoons 1's lead narrows, but is it too late?

Muldoons 1's lead narrows, but is it too late?

(B&D League 2017/18 Week 12) Division 1 leaders prevailed in a tight match with Ballynafeigh 1 as second-placed Strand 2 easily saw off The A Team.

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Dexter Harris wins outright the February Childrens Chess

Dexter Harris wins outright the February Childrens Chess

On Saturday 10th February Dexter Harris P5 played brilliantly to win the Childrens Chess Tournament.

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A Team deal big blow to Strand 1's title hopes

A Team deal big blow to Strand 1's title hopes

(B&D League 2017/18 Week 13) Strand 1's title challenge may well have gone up in smoke after a shock draw against The A Team.

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Strand 2 do clubmates a favour

Strand 2 do clubmates a favour

(B&D League 2017/18 Week 14) It was a good week for the Holywood Road sides, as Strand 3 sewed up the Division 4 title and Strand 2 became the first team this season to avoid defeat against Muldoons 1 - and in doing so, may just have given Strand 1 a way back into contention for the Silver King.

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Kelly's Heroes increase advantage in Strawbridge chase

Kelly's Heroes increase advantage in Strawbridge chase

(B&D League 2017/18 Week 15) Kelly's Heroes narrowly defeated Muldoons 2 to go 4.5 points clear at the top of Division 2.

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Muldoons 1 edge closer to Silver King after Ballynafeigh 2 forfeit

Muldoons 1 edge closer to Silver King after Ballynafeigh 2 forfeit

(B&D League 2017/18 Week 16) Muldoons 1 are just 3.5 points away from regaining the Silver King after winning by default against Ballynafeigh 2.

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Kelly's Heroes reclaim Strawbridge Cup

Kelly's Heroes reclaim Strawbridge Cup

(B&D League 2017/18 - postponed matches update) Kelly's Heroes secured the Division 2 title with a 3-2 win over nearest rivals Muldoons 2. Meanwhile, Strand 1's Silver King odds lengthened even further as they could only achieve a 3-2 win against Civil Service.

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The Summer tournament starts back at the Civil Service Pavillion - May 2nd

The Summer tournament starts back at the Civil Service Pavillion - May 2nd

Start the summer by playing at the Summer tournament - a flexible tournament over 20 weeks. Back at its original venue with excellent parking and surroundings.

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Belfast South Open Chess Tournament 2017-18

The final round of the Tournament and prize-giving took place on 27 March 2018. This flexible tournament was a very flexible one with an unscheduled change of venue and a switch from Monday to Tuesday night in January 2018. Particular thanks to QUB club for hosting the second half of the tournament.

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Muldoons 1 regain Silver King despite Strand 1 victory

Muldoons 1 regain Silver King despite Strand 1 victory

(B&D League 2017/18 - postponed matches update) Strand 1 beat Ballynafeigh 1, but it isn't enough as Muldoons 1 are confirmed as B&D League champions for a second time, while Strand 4 win Division 3 after a nail-biting finish to the season.

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March 10th saw some brilliant chess at Methodist College

March 10th saw some brilliant chess at Methodist College

In the monthly Childrens Chess tournaments at Methodist College we had some top players playing some brilliant chess

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Alan Burns Lacksidasical March 2018

Alan Burns Lacksidasical March 2018

On March Sunday 18th Chess players gathered for the Alan Burns Lacksidasical. An afternoon of gentle chess.

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Williamson Shield 2018 - who would win the Historic Shield

Williamson Shield 2018 - who would win the Historic Shield

The Williamson Shield took place at Queens University on Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th March. With two well attended sections and brilliantly controlled by Brendan Jamison. Two sections totalling 37 players and the fight is on......

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Ulster Chess Union present David McAlister with an 'Honorary Lifetime Membership Award'

Ulster Chess Union present David McAlister with an 'Honorary Lifetime Membership Award'

At the Ulster Rapidplay Championships on Saturday April 21, the Ulster Chess Union presented David McAlister with an 'Honorary Lifetime Membership Award' for decades of voluntary service to Ulster Chess and Irish Chess, through extensive writing on chess history, reporting results, controlling over 100 tournaments and serving for 12 years as President of the Ulster Chess Union.

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Ulster Rapidplay Championships 2018 - Sponsored by Falls Bowling Club

Ulster Rapidplay Championships 2018 - Sponsored by Falls Bowling Club

Saturday 21st April saw 50 Chess players enjoying the excellent surrounds of the Falls Bowling Club and competing to see who would be Ulster Rapidplay Chess Champion and Ulster Intermediate Rapidplay Champion.

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Strand Chess Club announces annual awards

Strand Chess Club announces annual awards

After an excellent first season, Strand Chess Club are holding an awards ceremony to celebrate their achievements.

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Top competitive play at Aprils Childrens Chess 2018

Top competitive play at Aprils Childrens Chess 2018

The last of this years series of Childrens Chess took place on Saturday April 14th 2018 at Methodist College, Belfast.

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The final standings of the Childrens Chess Grandprix 2018

The final standings of the Childrens Chess Grandprix 2018

With the Childrens Chess Tournaments coming to their end this year. We have the final positions of the students in the Grandprix. The top 4 players of each section getting invited to Stormont by MLA Chris Lyttle for an Elite Tournament and Award ceremony.

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Notification of UCU AGM 2018 and Award Ceremony

Ulster Chess Union AGM and League Awards ceremony. 7:30 Thursday 14th June at Civil Service, Social Club, The Maynard Smith Pavillion, Stormont Estate, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA

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Ards Blitz Championship Tournament Report Ards hosted a Blitz Championship on Saturday 21st May 2022 and we have the results. May 24, 2022
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
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