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Details on clubs and Children's Chess competitions at Methody

Newman Hindley Series (Children’s Chess) – Methodist College, Belfast

Mark Newman and Geoff Hindley run monthly events at Methody for children in primary & secondary school.

There is also a puzzle-solving competition at each event.

The events throughout the series (October – May) are ran as a Grand Prix with the top four in each section being invited to an award ceremony at Stormont held in June.

The competitions in October, December, and May are qualifiers for larger events and therefore are an all-day competition (9:30am-5pm) with the time control 30+0.

Events in November, January, February, and April are our standard competitions (12:30pm-5pm) with a time control of 15+0.

We ask that children are registered for the events to allow for a smooth running of the competition.

Anyone interested should contact Mark Newman with the below details:

-          Child’s name

-          Child’s age + school year

-          School name (if applicable)

 

Local Chess Clubs and Activities

Lisburn

Lisburn Chess Club is very active and has many youngsters attending. They have a beginners class/tournament on a Tuesday evening and a club day on a Saturday.

The club is very active on social media and can be contacted through there or via email.

City of Derry

The club host learning nights for Primary School Students every Tuesday from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
The club is very active on social media and can be contacted through there or via email.

Bangor

This is another club which is very active with a lot of younger members. The club meets every Thursday and can be contacted via social media or email.

 

2 Royal Avenue

Although not a club, 2 Royal Avenue meets every Sunday for some casual games. Children under 16 must be under supervision.

Contact Paul for more details.

 

NAS Newtownards (National Autistic Society)

NAS has a newly founded chess club for youngsters and meets every other Tuesday. You can contact NAS Newtownards via their FaceBook page.

News
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Childrens Chess Grandprix Standings after March 2024 Tournament. We have only one Childrens Chess Tournament left April 13th. We celebrate young chess talent at the end of year Award Ce... Mar 24, 2024
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Upcoming Events
FIDE 100th Anniversary Groomsport Classic 2024 (Round 2) Apr 18, 2024 07:30 PM - 10:30 PM — Church of Ireland Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR, Northern Ireland
FIDE 100th Anniversary Groomsport Classic 2024 (Rounds 3 & 4) Apr 20, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Church of Ireland Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR, Northern Ireland
Fifth Executive Board Meeting Agenda TBC Apr 23, 2024 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM — Lisburn Chess Club, 60-62 Longstone Street
FIDE RATED Downpatrick April Rapid 2024 Apr 24, 2024 07:15 PM - 10:15 PM — Denvir’s Hotel, 14 English Street, Downpatrick, BT30 6AB, Northern Ireland
FIDE-RATED Bangor Tony Beckett Memorial Blitz 2024 Apr 25, 2024 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM — Church of Ireland Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR
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