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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

Vice Tournament Director

Adam Rushe

Edward Khanzharov

Ratings Officer

Robert Lavery

Women’s Development Officer

Karina Campbell

Web Editor/Social Media Officer

Karina Campbell

Youth Development Officer

Neil Gardner

Child Protection Officer Neil Gardner (Temp*)

Funding Officer

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

Amol Thoke

Chris Armstrong

Leah Worbey

You can contact the board via email.

News
Lisburn Chess Club organises WIM Tijana Mandura coaching opportunity! Message from Lisburn Chess Club: Tuition Opportunity Feb 22, 2024
February Schools Chess at Methodist College The UCU's monthly Schools tournaments continued on 10th February 2024 with 37 entrants and some top chess and brilliant ... Feb 22, 2024
Knockagh Monument Rapid Places Still Available Feb 22, 2024
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Upcoming Events
FIDE-RATED Bangor Leap Year Blitz 2024 Feb 29, 2024 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM — Church of Ireland Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR
Danny Roberts Lecture on Sicilian Sveshnikov at Bangor Chess Club Top Ulster player Danny Roberts gives demo board talk from 7:30pm to 8:15pm, followed by a short break and then smaller... Mar 07, 2024 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM — Bangor Chess Club, Church of Ireland Parish Hall, 30 Main Street Groomsport
Newman Hindley Series: Childrens Chess Fun afternoon with a chess tournament and puzzle competition. Mar 09, 2024 12:15 PM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College,1 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6BY
Sam Lynn Memorial Classic Round 6 Mar 14, 2024 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM — Church of Ireland Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, Co. Down, BT19 6JR
***EVENT FULL*** Downpatrick Rapid Championship 2024 Mar 16, 2024 09:45 AM - 05:00 PM — Denvir’s Hotel, 14 English Street, Downpatrick, BT30 6AB, Northern Ireland
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