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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.
The Lectures on Openings at Bangor Club Continues
Opening lecture on King’s Gambit this Thursday 30 January with Albert McCarter. 9:15pm at Bangor Chess Club. Everyone welcome. The evening begins with a 6 round mini blitz.
Bangor Blitz 13th Feb 2020
Bangor continues to be more than just a chess club - regularly inviting players to talks and competitions. It held a FIDE rated Blitz on 13th February 2020.
Sveshnikov Sizzles as Bangor Players Hunger for Opening Theory
Bangor Club continues to give the Ulster Chess World top events. With brilliant opening talk by Danny Robert.
Bangor Runs another Brilliant Blitz
Bangor chess club completed its Blitz Tournaments with a well attended FIDE rated event on March 5th 2020.
REOPENING OF BANGOR CHESS CLUB : Sept 2021
BANGOR CHESS CLUB, Groomsport Parish Halls, County Down The members of Bangor Chess Club plan to reopen in September 2021. A report from Brendan Jamison.
Bangor Classic 2021
Run at Groomsport over 6 weekends:Saturday 11 September 2021 to Sunday 17 October 2021. Comes to an exciting finish.
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Bangor Classic 2021 Run at Groomsport over 6 weekends:Saturday 11 September 2021 to Sunday 17 October 2021. Comes to an exciting finish. Oct 18, 2021
Childrens Chess is back. With our first event of the Season the Belfast LJCC Qualifier. On October 2nd 2021 young enthusiastic chess players gathered at Methodist College for a day of exciting chess. The Belf... Oct 17, 2021
Greenisland October Blitz A great night of Blitz fun at Greenisland FC Chess Club - for Juniors and Seniors alike Oct 01, 2021
We're recruiting! The Executive Board is looking for two new officers: Web Editor & Fundraising Officer Sep 30, 2021
Fruithill Win 2020 Team Rapidplay Fruithill awarded the postponed 2020 Team Rapidplay Championship Sep 28, 2021
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Upcoming Events
Mini blitz at Holywood Old School - Tue 26 Oct from 10am to 11:30am Holywood Mini Blitz Championship 2021: Tue 26 October 2021 : 10am to 11:30am Location: The Holywood Old school, 92 Chu... Oct 26, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM — The Holywood Old school, 92 Church Road, BT18 9BX.
Bangor Blitz Championship: FIDE rated **NOW FULL** Thursday 28 October 2021, 7pm to 10pm, 7 rounds of 10+0 Pickie Bowling Club, 82 Broadway, Bangor, BT20 4TS Oct 28, 2021 06:50 PM - 10:00 PM — Pickie Bowling Club, 82 Broadway, Bangor, BT20 4TS
Greenisland FC Chess: Not Halloween/Not Christmas Mini Rapid Monday 1st November 2021 from 7pm to 10pm 5 rounds 15 time control Nov 01, 2021 06:45 PM - 10:00 PM — Greenisland FC Clubhouse, 100 Glenkeen Av, Greenisland, BT38 8ST
Childrens Chess November 6th Fun afternoon Chess tournament and puzzle competition. Nov 06, 2021 12:30 PM - 04:30 PM — Methodist College,1 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6BY
FIDE RATED Bangor Rapid Championship Thursday 18 November 2021 hursday 18 November 2021, 7pm to 10pm, 5 rounds of 15+0 Nov 18, 2021 06:45 PM - 10:00 PM — Pickie Bowling Club, 82 Broadway, Bangor, BT20 4TS
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