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Rules and Regulations governing official UCU Competitions and Tournaments
Belfast and District League
The Belfast and District League has been running since 1893 when chess clubs in around Belfast first competed amongst themselves. Winners of the Senior league (Division 1) are presented with the "Ulster Trophy" at the UCU AGM. The Ulster Trophy is better known as the "Silver King", the original trophy presented by the Belfast Chess Club at the end of that very first league competition in 1894.
Rapidplay Tournaments
One-day tournaments where the maximum match length is less than 30 minutes
Standard-play Tournaments
Tournaments spanning two or more days where the maximum match length exceeds 3 hours
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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Upcoming Events
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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