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Mega week at Bangor Chess Club: Blindfold / Blitz / AGM / Congress

This week sees 4 events at Groomsport as Bangor Chess Club builds momentum during its third week of the new season.


7:30pm to 9:30pm: BLITZ

8 round mini blitz for children and newcomer beginners. Time control 10+0. Free entry. Certificates will be awarded.

7:30pm to 8:15pm:  Club AGM

The club grew to 55 members last season and continues to attract more newcomers this season. Notable officials standing for re-election - Richard McClean (Chair of Club Committee & Equipment Secretary), Geoff Sterrett (Treasurer), George Gamble (Secretary), Sam Moore (Team Captain), Rebecca McClean (Child Protection Officer), Caleb McClean (Facebook Officer) and Adam Rushe will take on the new role of ‘Spectrum Chess Mentor’ to increase support for the many club members with autism/Asperger’s. We particularly value all our members on the spectrum who are great chess players.

8:30pm to 9:30pm

Double blindfold match on the giant chess board between two of our most decorated chess champions, Adam Rushe and Caleb McClean.


Bangor Congress. 6 rounds of 30+0. This is our club’s flagship event of the season! It has been running for decades and began its long history shortly after the club was established in 1966.

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21 local players make a FIDE debut in the December 2023 rating list December FIDE NI Rating Report by Brendan Jamison Nov 30, 2023
2245 Adrian Gillen headlines Ulster Blitz 2023 Ulster Blitz hosted by Greenisland FC Chess Nov 27, 2023
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Upcoming Events
FIDE-RATED City of Bangor End of Year Rapid 2023 Dec 21, 2023 07:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Ulster Blitz Championship 2023 FIDE Dec 28, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:05 PM — Greenisland FC Chess
FIDE-RATED Bangor New Year Blitz Championship 2024 Jan 04, 2024 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM — Church of Ireland Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR, Northern Ireland
Newman Hindley Series : Childrens Chess Fun afternoon with a chess tournament and puzzle competition. Jan 13, 2024 12:15 PM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College,1 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6BY
Fourth Board Executive Meeting 23/24 Agenda TBC Jan 16, 2024 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM — Maynard Sinclair Pavilion
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