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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
Double Trouble at Groomsport Chess Tournament Last Thursday (11 April), Teams of 2 battled it out in the first ever Doubles Rapidplay chess tournament in Groomsport. Apr 15, 2019
Strand 1 close in on Silver King after week of closely-fought matches (B&D League 2018/19 Week 18) Strand 1 were hoping for draws between their rivals in their free week to maintain their cu... Apr 14, 2019
UCU Winter Tournament 2018-19 This popular event, hosted by Queen's University Chess Club and organised by Belfast South Chess Club, finished on 8 Apr... Apr 09, 2019
Checkmate with honours Last Thursday (4 April) Bangor Chess Club hosted a special simul match with 15 players taking on Division 1 player Brend... Apr 05, 2019
The Fastest Draw in the West- Of Ireland! Martin Kelly reports from Galway Chess Congress 2019. Apr 04, 2019
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Upcoming Events
Delancey UK Chess Challenge Northern Ireland Megafinal 2019 Saturday May 11th - Northern Ireland Delancey UK Chess Challenge Megafinal May 11, 2019 09:45 AM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College, Belfast
NICS Lackadaisical #4 2019 The fourth and final in the series of NICS rapidplays contributing to the Alan Burns Grand Prix. Enjoy an afternoon of e... May 12, 2019 01:00 PM - 06:00 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
City of Belfast Championships 2019 City of Belfast Championships on May Bank Holiday weekend. Three days of two games a day. May 25th to 27th. May 25, 2019 - May 27, 2019 — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
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