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The Time Traveller

A series of articles from David McAlister's researches through Irish and Ulster club archives detailing chess events before the UCU was formed

Blackburne Simultaneous Exhibition

First published in the Ulster Chess Chronicle in October 2002

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Capablanca in Belfast

First published in the Ulster Chess Chronicle in December 2003

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Belfast -v- Dublin 1928

First published in the Ulster Chess Chronicle in June 2003

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Williamson Shield 1928

First published in the Ulster Chess Chronicle in October 2003

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Dublin -v- Belfast 1929

First published in the Ulster Chess Chronicle in March 2004

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The Maghera Matches

First published in the Ulster Chess Chronicle in January 2004

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News
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 'Ho... Apr 22, 2018
Spectactor Weekly chess reports published in the "County Down Spectator" and its sister title "The Newtownards Chronicle" Apr 21, 2018
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 section... Apr 07, 2018
Alan Burns Lacksidasical March 2018 On March Sunday 18th Chess players gathered for the Alan Burns Lacksidasical. An afternoon of gentle chess. Apr 01, 2018
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 Mar 31, 2018
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The Civil Service 2018 Summer Tournament Starts The UCU Civil Service Summer Tournament is open to all chess players and provides regular competitive chess during the s... May 02, 2018 06:45 PM - 10:00 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont
Delancey UK Chess Challenge Northern Ireland Megafinal Saturday May 12th - Northern Ireland Delancey UK Chess Challenge Megafinal May 12, 2018 09:45 AM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College, Belfast
NICS Lackadaisical #3 2018 The third in the series of NICS rapidplays contributing to the Alan Burns Grand Prix. The restaurant do an excellent Sun... May 13, 2018 01:00 PM - 06:00 PM — PlayBall, The Pavilion, Stormont Stormont Estate, Upper Newtownards Road Belfast BT4 3TA
City of Belfast Championships 2018 City of Belfast Championships on May Bank Holiday weekend. Three days of two games a day. May 26th to 28th. May 26, 2018 - May 28, 2018 — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont
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