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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.
B&D League 2014/15
Rules and associated materials for the League 2014/15 season
B&D League 2011
The Belfast & District League for 2011-2012
Belfast & District League 2010
The 2010-11 B&D League season starts in late October. This year it will be run in 2 parts.
Belfast & District League 2009
The 2009-2010 B&D League season starts in the first week in November. After a break at Christmas, Division 2 continues until just before Easter while Division 1 ends a little later at the end of April.
Belfast & District League 2008
2008 league kicks off in the first week of November running until almost the end of April (24th) with a break for Christmas
Belfast & District League 2007
The B&D League for 2007 started on 5th November and continues until 11th April with a break at Christmas.
Belfast & District League 2006
The B&D League for 2006 started on 16th October and continues until 16th March with a break at Christmas.
Belfast & District League 2005
Details of the League: fixtures, rules, etc.
News
Summer Tournament 2021 four weeks played Players are welcome to drop in to play a game of 90mins each. On a wednesday evening. So far we have played 4 weeks. Who... Jun 02, 2021
Virtual City of Belfast 2021 - Day 2 - hot off the press Day 2 of the Virtual City of Belfast 2021. With the last 2 rounds we see who is crowned the Henderson Champion and who i... May 31, 2021
Virtual City of Belfast 2021 - Day 1 - hot off the press Day one of the Virtual City of Belfast 2021 is complete. How do players stand. May 29, 2021
BREAKING NEWS: Greenisland FC launches Chess Club Greenisland Football Club has launched a brand new chess club at Greenisland Football Club. It opens on Friday 11th June... May 27, 2021
The 2021 AGM and Ulster Championships - Weekend of July 24th We are looking at having the 2021 AGM and the Ulster Championships for 2021 face to face. Over the weekend of July 24th,... May 24, 2021
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Upcoming Events
Ulster Championships 2021 We hope to run these with face to face games over the weekend 23rd Juy, 24th July, 25th July. Jul 23, 2021 - Jul 25, 2021 — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
Ulster Chess Union AGM 2021 Hope fully face to face. The Ulster Chess Union AGM 24th July 8:00pm (TBC) Jul 24, 2021 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
The ICU have announced: 100th Irish Championship 2021 This was last run successfully with distance rules enforced last year. The ICU hope to repeat this this year at the End ... Jul 31, 2021 - Aug 08, 2021 — Collaiste Eanna, Co Dublin
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