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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
Alan Burns Lacksidasical June 2018 On Sunday June 10th we had the final of this years Alan Burns Lacksidasicals. Afternoons of relaxing fun chess. The winn... Jun 24, 2018
Alan Burns Lacksidasical May 2018 The 3rd of the Alan Burns Lacksidasicals took place on May 13th. A beautiful sunny day for a relaxing game of chess. Jun 24, 2018
Chris Lyttle MLA invites top youngsters to Stormont Chess Award Ceremony On friday 8th June 2018 Chris Lyttle MLA invited top young chess players to Stormont to receive awards for chess and to ... Jun 24, 2018
The City of Belfast an International field and 3 days of chess and beautiful weather With two titled players from Germany and 4 players from Dublin in the beautiful surrounds of the NICS Pavillion a scene ... Jun 17, 2018
The Belfast Delancey Mega-Finals The largest Schools tournament in the UK. The UK Chess Challenge. Held the Belfast Mega-finals at Methodist College on S... Jun 11, 2018
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Upcoming Events
Irish Championships 2018 - Major and Challenger The Major and Challenger sections of the Irish Championship. Aug 03, 2018 - Aug 05, 2018 — The Talbot Hotel, Dublin
The Irish Championship 2018 2018 Irish Championship Aug 04, 2018 - Aug 12, 2018 — The Talbot Hotel, Dublin
The Irish Weekday Open Championship 2018 The Irish Weekday Open Championship 2018 - FIDE Rated Aug 06, 2018 - Aug 10, 2018 — The Talbot Hotel, Dublin
Ulster Championships 2018 The 2018 Ulster Championships will be held on the bank holiday weekend 25 - 27th August. Aug 25, 2018 - Aug 27, 2018 — Europa Hotel, Belfast
Portrush Atlantic Chess Festival New mini chess festival in Portrush Atlantic Hotel on 12th - 13th October. Oct 12, 2018 - Oct 13, 2018 — Portrush Atlantic Hotel
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