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Reports on young players competing in Schools, University and other age-level events.
The Belfast Scholastic Chess Shields 2013

The Belfast Scholastic Chess Shields 2013

With the final Childrens Chess for 2013 completed we have the Grand-prix results for the Belfast Scholastic Shield 2013.

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The Belfast Scholastic Chess Shields.

The Belfast Scholastic Chess Shields.

With only one of the Childrens Chess tournaments left for the season we have the Grand-prix results for the tournament series so far.... With prize-giving hopefully at Stormont in June.

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Youngsters do well at top Ireland tournament

Youngsters do well at top Ireland tournament

A huge tournament was held at Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin on 23rd March. Some 380 primary school players. At the Tournament of Champions 2013, Dayna Ferguson was placed joint 4th, whilst brother Daniel Ferguson came joint 29th out of a section of 120 children.

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Another successful Summer School

Another successful Summer School

Held for the third year running the UCU ran another brilliant Summer Chess School. With Steve Scannell and Michael Waters providing some brilliant workshops.

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The Stormont Elite Chess Tournament 2012 and Award Ceremony

The Stormont Elite Chess Tournament 2012 and Award Ceremony

Kieran McCarthy MLA invited the top young chess players to Stormont to play a tournament and receive awards for the year.

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Chess at Stormont 2011

Pictures from the award ceremony for the Top young players and a Stormont Elite Chess competition at the Invitation of Green MLA Brian Wilson. An enjoyable end to the 2008/9 Series of Childrens Chess Tournaments.

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Pictures from Stormont 2011

Photos from the Stormont 2011 award ceremony June 10th 2011

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Ulster Schools' Individuals Tournament 2009

The Ulster Schools Chess Council organised its 2009 Individual Championships at Methodist College, Belfast on Saturday 5th December.

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2006 Under-19 Interprovincial

The Ulster U-19 team won the 2006 All-Ireland title.

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Ulster’s Remarkable Under 19-s Retain Inteprovincials

One year on from Ulster’s astonishing tiebreak win over Leinster, the Interprovincials both Under 19 and Under 16 were to be held in Galway at its main university over the 17th and 18th February 2007.

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Chess at Stormont 2009

The award ceremony for the Top young players and a Stormont Elite Chess competition at the Invitation of Green MLA Brian Wilson. An enjoyable end to the 2008/9 Series of Childrens Chess Tournaments.

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Pictures from Stormont 2009

Pictures from the award ceremony for the Top young players and a Stormont Elite Chess competition at the Invitation of Green MLA Brian Wilson. An enjoyable end to the 2008/9 Series of Childrens Chess Tournaments.

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Stormont Childrens Award Ceremony 2008

The top 9 children from the Childrens chess tournaments were at Stormont as the guests of MLA Brian Wilson (Green Party) for an Elite tournament and prize award ceremony.

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Stormont Childrens Award Ceremony 2008

The top 9 children from the Childrens chess tournaments were at Stormont as the guests of MLA Brian Wilson (Green Party) for an Elite tournament and prize award ceremony.

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Children's Chess Grand Prix 2007-8

This year's Children's Chess series, sponsored by the Northern Bank Sports Club, had an innovation. As well as prizes for the individual events there was also an overall Grand Prix.

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Children enjoying chess at Methodist College Saturday 9th March and young chess enthusiasts gather to play and solve chess problems at Methodist College part of our ... Mar 18, 2019
National Club Championships and Irish International Open 2019 The National Club Championship 2019 takes place from April 5-7 in Gonzaga College, Dublin. The Irish International Open... Mar 15, 2019
President Ross Harris Delivers Chess Simultaneous Last Thursday (14 March 2019), the President of the Ulster Chess Union, Ross Harris, delivered a special simultaneous ma... Mar 15, 2019
Northern Lights clinch Strawbridge Cup (B&D League 2018/19 Week 15) The John Strawbridge Cup has a new name on it after Northern Lights convincingly saw off th... Mar 11, 2019
Spring Blitz Chess Animates Groomsport Last Thursday (7 March) Groomsport was buzzing with its monthly blitz chess tournament, a popular event that animates Gr... Mar 08, 2019
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