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It is very easy to join the Union

You can join the Union in a number of ways:

  • sign-up in person at any UCU event or competition
  • join an affiliated club and become a member through the club's membership scheme
  • send your personal details and membership fee by post to the Union's treasurer; contact the Treasurer directly

Membership fees are as follows (membership runs from 1st September to 31st August):

Annual membership: £25

Annual membership for those who are ICU members as well: £15

Annual membership for youngsters: £10

Annual membership for OAPs: £10

Online Payment Methods are available:
  • PayPal 
  • Bank transfer
Contact us if you wish to make an online payment.

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Executive Board

The UCU Executive Board consists of the below members. The Board holds meetings which are also open to any member on request, for details on upcoming meetings please check our upcoming events section.

Position

Member

Chair

Martin Johnston

Secretary

Pat McKillen

Treasurer

Adrian Dornford-Smith

League Controller

Michael Devine

Tournament Director

Edward Khanzharov

Ratings Officer

Robert Lavery

Women’s Development Officer

Leah Worbey

Web Editor/Social Media Officer

Karina Campbell

Youth Development Officer

Neil Gardner

Child Protection Officer Neil Gardner

Funding Officer

Danny Roberts
Trophies Officer Geoff Hindley
UCU Historian David McAlister
ICU Representative
Member without Portfolio

Amol Thoke

Chris Armstrong

Chris Kelly

You can contact the board via email.

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Upcoming Events
FIDE RATED Bangor Towerview Teen Challenge Charity Blitz 2024 Jul 25, 2024 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM — Towerview Church Hall, 47 Towerview Crescent, Bangor, BT19 6BA, Northern Ireland
The Citi Belfast Charity Rapidplay 2024 FIDE rated rapidplay tournament at Citi Offices on Thursday 1st August Round 1 starts at 7:30pm. All monies being donat... Aug 01, 2024 07:00 PM - 10:30 PM — Citi, Gateway Offices, 60 Sydenham Rd, Belfast BT3 9DP.
Simul at Bangor Further details to follow Aug 08, 2024 07:30 PM - 10:30 PM — 47 Tower Crescent, Bangor, BT19 6BA
FIDE RATED Bangor Towerview Teen Challenge Charity Rapid 2024 Aug 15, 2024 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM — Towerview Church Hall, 47 Towerview Crescent, Bangor, BT19 6BA, Northern Ireland
Ulster Championships 2024 : FIDE Rated 6 rounds at 90mins + 30secs. 3 sections. The top Ulster Competition. FIDE Rated. Aug 24, 2024 - Aug 26, 2024 — Queens University, South Dinning Hall, University Rd, Belfast, BT7 1NN
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