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New Year RapidPlay Championship 2019 Bangor
Bangor Chess Club Hosted a brilliant New Year Rapidplay Championship with over 40 players. At the excellent Groomsport Venue on thursday 3rd January.
Players from USA and Poland flock to Groomsport for speed chess competition
Last Thursday (21st February) saw a special gathering of players arriving for the Groomsport Rapidplay Chess Championships. With 15 minutes each on the clock, it was an exciting 5 rounds of super-fast mental gymnastics - report by Arbiter Brendan Jamison
Spring Blitz Chess Animates Groomsport
Last Thursday (7 March) Groomsport was buzzing with its monthly blitz chess tournament, a popular event that animates Groomsport Parish Hall with an exciting mix of local and visiting players. Reporter: Brendan Jamison.
President Ross Harris Delivers Chess Simultaneous
Last Thursday (14 March 2019), the President of the Ulster Chess Union, Ross Harris, delivered a special simultaneous match at Bangor Chess Club. While he won all his games, he was still very impressed by the level of newcomers and awarded three prizes at the end of the night.
Speed Chess Winners at Groomsport monthly rapidplay
Last Thursday (28 March), 11 local chess players scooped awards at the monthly rapidplay at Bangor Chess Club. An article by Brendan Jamison.
Checkmate with honours
Last Thursday (4 April) Bangor Chess Club hosted a special simul match with 15 players taking on Division 1 player Brendan Jamison. However, the usual format had a creative twist! Brendan played without a queen on every board, challenging the local players to find the quickest checkmate.
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.
Chess season ends with rapid tournament at Bangor Chess Club
Last Thursday (2nd May) saw the last event of the season at Bangor Chess Club. A rapid tournament over 6 rounds attracted players aged 8 and above. Locals enjoyed mixing with players from Newry, Downpatrick, Mallusk, Belfast, Donaghadee, Millilse, Newtownards, Comber and even from Michigan in the USA.
Ron Henderson a big thankyou from Bangor Chess Club
On November 2nd 2019 Bangor chess club awarded club founder Ron Henderson with Honorary Life Membership.
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UK Open Blitz Championship 2019 : Belfast Qualifier The winners qualify for the UK Open Blitz Championship 2019. Belfast ran one of 8 qualifying tournaments. With several U... Nov 13, 2019
Bangor FIDE-rated Halloween Blitz 2019 Bangor is probably the most active club holding brilliant events with coaching and tournaments. These continue with the ... Nov 13, 2019
What a Corker - Martin Kelly reports from the 2019 Cork Major. Its always good to see our players travel and enjoy tournaments out of Ulster... Martin Kelly, Cathal Murphy, Barney McG... Nov 04, 2019
Ron Henderson a big thankyou from Bangor Chess Club On November 2nd 2019 Bangor chess club awarded club founder Ron Henderson with Honorary Life Membership. Nov 04, 2019
SECOND LISBURN CHESS BLITZ AND BULLET - 12TH OCTOBER 2019 Tournament Report by Assistant Arbiter Martin Johnston Lisburn Chess Club hosted its second Speed Chess Championship on... Oct 14, 2019
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Upcoming Events
Ulster Masters 2019 Ulster Master 23rd/24th November. 5 rounds of brilliant chess. Nov 23, 2019 - Nov 24, 2019 — Saint Columbanus’ College, 68 Ballymaconnell Road, Bangor, BT20 5PU
Groomsport Blitz 2019 - FIDE RATED Thursday 28th November Another brilliant event at Bangor Chess Club. An evening of quick play chess. Nov 28, 2019 07:45 PM - 10:45 PM — Groomsport Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR
OMAGH RAPIDPLAY 2019 Sponsored by Christian Brothers Grammar School FIDE Rated Saturday 30th Nov 2019. Nov 30, 2019 10:30 AM - 05:30 PM — Christian Brothers Grammar School, Kevlin Road, Omagh, BT78 1LD
Ulster Schools Individual Championships 2019 Come and challenge to become the Ulster Schools Chess Champion 2019. 7th December at Methodist College. Dec 07, 2019 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College, 1 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6BY
Ulster Blitz Championship 2019 End the year with the annual Ulster Blitz Championships. The fast and furious Championships - 3 mins and 2 secs incremen... Dec 28, 2019 10:30 AM - 05:15 PM — Ballynafeigh Community Development Centre, 283 Ormeau Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT7 3GG
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