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2018-2019 season

Archived articles from the 2018-2019 season
Weekend of Chess action at Portrush in The Atlantic Hotel sponsors of the event

Weekend of Chess action at Portrush in The Atlantic Hotel sponsors of the event

The Atlantic Hotel Portrush hosted a series of events over the weekend of 12th/13th October. A Simultaneous against Brendan Jamison. An active tournament of Six rounds finished off with an evening Blitz on Saturday evening.

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Civil Service make early running as new league season kicks off

Civil Service make early running as new league season kicks off

(B&D League 2018/19 Week 1) Civil Service survived an unexpected setback on board 1 to earn victory against Ballynafeigh 2 and end the first week of the season on top of Division 1.

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QUB go top after Civil Service rout

QUB go top after Civil Service rout

(B&D League 2018/19 Week 2) QUB 1 replace Civil Service at the top of Division 1 after convincingly beating the Stormont side.

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Top young chess players compete in Belfast LJCC Qualifier

Top young chess players compete in Belfast LJCC Qualifier

On Saturday 6th October at Methodist College - young chess players gathered to play in the Belfast London Junior Chess Championship Qualifier.

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Civil Service stranded

Civil Service stranded

(B&D League 2018/19 Week 3) Strand 1 are the new league leaders after a 4-1 win over Civil Service, while Northern Lights and QUB 3 pull away in the lower divisions.

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November Childrens Chess 2018

November Childrens Chess 2018

An autumn afternoon of fun chess and brilliant puzzle solving. 16 top youngsters meet up a Methodist college for a battle.

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QUB teams lead all three divisions after three wins

QUB teams lead all three divisions after three wins

(B&D League 2018/19 Week 4) All three divisions are led by a QUB team after some fine performances from the students.

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Bangor Blitz Nov 2018

Bangor Blitz Nov 2018

In the league free week Bangor Club hosted a top Blitz tournament at their club - with 34 players in attendance and Brendan Jamison controlling.

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Strand return to top

Strand return to top

(B&D League 2018/19 Week 5) Strand 1 returned to the top of Division 1 with victory over Ballynafeigh 2, while QUB 2 and 3 continue their winning ways in their respective divisions.

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The Ulster Chess Masters - November 10th/11th 2018

The Ulster Chess Masters - November 10th/11th 2018

Players gathered in the NICS Bowling Pavillion to compete in the 2018 Ulster Masters.

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Another Brilliant Omagh Championship Rapidplay - November 24th

Another Brilliant Omagh Championship Rapidplay - November 24th

Hosted by the Omagh Club - a regular event in our chess calender and one we look forward to. The 2018 Omagh Rapidplay Championship took place on Saturday 24th November with 45 players. One of our largest competitions.

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Ballynafeigh 1 crush Civil Service to leap into title contention

Ballynafeigh 1 crush Civil Service to leap into title contention

(B&D League 2018/19 Week 6) A whitewash over Civil Service, coupled with two wins in rescheduled matches, have put Ballynafeigh 1 right in the thick of the chase for the Silver King.

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The Schools Ulster Championship 2018/19 the results

The Schools Ulster Championship 2018/19 the results

A new Ulster Champion was crowned at Methody College on Saturday 8th December. Kamal Taufik Under 12 won the crown against tough odds.

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QUB 2 demolish B Team to close Division 2 gap

QUB 2 demolish B Team to close Division 2 gap

(B&D League 2018/19 Week 7) An under-strength QUB 2 team produced a blow-away performance at the Quakers' Meeting Hall to close the gap at the top of Division 2 to just one point.

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Strand gain breathing space as Kelly's Heroes dent Ballynafeigh hopes

Strand gain breathing space as Kelly's Heroes dent Ballynafeigh hopes

(B&D League 2018/19 Week 8) Strand 1 go into the Christmas/New Year break four points ahead as they beat the Fruithill Hawks and Kelly's Heroes claimed an upset victory over Ballynafeigh 1.

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James Fairley and Geoff Hindley receive Honorary Life Membership of the UCU

James Fairley and Geoff Hindley receive Honorary Life Membership of the UCU

The Ulster Chess Union award James Fairley and Geoff Hindley Honorary Life Membership of the Ulster Chess Union. At Methodist College on 12th January 2019.

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Strand 1 start 2019 well as league returns from break

Strand 1 start 2019 well as league returns from break

(B&D League 2018/19 Week 9) Strand 1 extend their lead, while Northern Lights pull away in the Strawbridge Cup race and QUB 3 are finally beaten.

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Ballynafeigh 1 hunted down by Hawks

Ballynafeigh 1 hunted down by Hawks

(B&D League 2018/19 Week 10) Ballynafeigh 1 suffered another setback as they were beaten by an under-strength Fruithill Hawks team.

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News
The Masters was held at Lisburn Chess Club over the weekend of 11th - 13th Nov 2022. We had a full tournament for the Masters. Which was held at the brilliant location of Lisburn Chess Club. Some 40 player... Dec 07, 2022
Omagh Rapidplay 3rd Dec 2022 - tournament report by B. Jamison 104 players have now taken part in the NI Rapid Grand Prix, with Omagh the 7th out of 10 tournaments in the series. On 3... Dec 04, 2022
December 2022 FIDE rating report - 14 more players make a debut Report by B. Jamison, FIDE National Arbiter The month of November saw a big wave of FIDE-rated events, with 14 players ... Dec 02, 2022
London Junior Chess Championships, Belfast Qualifier 1st Oct 2022 Methodist College series of Monthly tournaments kicked off with the qualifier for the prestigious London Junior Chess Ch... Nov 27, 2022
Eddie Hanzharov wins Gold Coast Blitz with 6/6 On 17th November, Bangor Chess Club held its last FIDE-rated event of 2022, the Gold Coast Blitz. Nov 26, 2022
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Upcoming Events
Ulster Schools Individual Championships 2022 Come and challenge to become the Ulster Schools Chess Champion 2022. 10th December at Methodist College. Dec 10, 2022 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College,1 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6BY
FIDE-rated Ulster Blitz Championship 2022 Dec 29th The annual Ulster Blitz Championship will be FIDE rated and held at Greenisland FC Chess Club on Thursday 29th December. Dec 29, 2022 10:15 AM - 04:00 PM — Greenisland FC Clubhouse, 100 Glenkeen Av, Greenisland, BT38 8ST
FIDE-rated Dundonald Rapid Championship 2023 Saturday 7th January 2023. Civil Service Pavilion. This is event 8 of 10 in the NI FIDE Rapid Grand Prix 2022/2023 Jan 07, 2023 11:45 AM - 07:00 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
Williamson Championship 2023 20th-22nd January: FIDE Rated Start the New year with this wonderful historic tournament - over 100 years old - The Williamson Shield 2023. 5 rounds o... Jan 20, 2023 - Jan 22, 2023 — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
3rd Executive Board Meeting Location and agenda TBC Jan 24, 2023 - Jan 31, 2023 — TBC
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