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The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
Naomi Long MLA invites top players for an award ceremony and tournament at Stormont.

Naomi Long MLA invites top players for an award ceremony and tournament at Stormont.

With the end of the chess season. Naomi Long MLA invited the top young players who were placed in the 4 top places for the Belfast Scholastic Grandprix - open to all school pupils, run every month at Methodist College. Players Parents, Principal, Teachers, Volunteers and Sponsors were invited for a brilliant morning on Friday 7th June.

Naomi Long MLA invites top players for an award ceremony and tournament at Stormont. - Read More…

The Belfast Megafinal took place on 11th May 2024

The Belfast Megafinal took place on 11th May 2024

We are fortunate to be able to run the Belfast Megafinal where players can qualify for the Delancey Chess Challenge and get to play in the next round the Gigafinals. This is one of the biggest most prestigious schools tournaments in the UK.

The Belfast Megafinal took place on 11th May 2024 - Read More…

Annual General Meeting 2024

2023/2024 season is rapidly coming to a close and with this comes the announcement of the UCU’s Annual General Meeting.

Annual General Meeting 2024 - Read More…

The Ulster Fischer Random Championship took place on Sunday 2nd June.

The Ulster Fischer Random Championship took place on Sunday 2nd June.

With 7 rounds of 20mins and 5 sec increments. Each round having a different starting position. We were on to see who would be this years Ulster Champion and Ulster Intermediate Champion for Fischer Random. The event took place at the Civil Service Social Club - one of our best venues.

The Ulster Fischer Random Championship took place on Sunday 2nd June. - Read More…

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The Summer Tournament Weds 17th July at Civil Service Pavilion The Summer Tournament is at Civil Service Social Club starting Wednesday 1st May 2024 at the Maynard Sinclair Pavilion a... Jul 17, 2024 07:30 PM - 10:45 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
FIDE RATED Bangor Towerview Teen Challenge Charity Blitz 2024 Jul 25, 2024 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM — Towerview Church Hall, 47 Towerview Crescent, Bangor, BT19 6BA, Northern Ireland
The Citi Belfast Charity Rapidplay 2024 FIDE rated rapidplay tournament at Citi Offices on Thursday 1st August Round 1 starts at 7:30pm. All monies being donat... Aug 01, 2024 07:00 AM - 10:30 PM — Citi, Gateway Offices, 60 Sydenham Rd, Belfast BT3 9DP.
Summer Chess School 2024 - August 7th/8th/9th Weds - Fri The Ulster Chess Union is running a 3 Day Summer Chess School for Children, Beginners to Expert. Aug 07, 2024 - Aug 09, 2024 — Ormeau Park - Ormeaul Bowling Club hall
Simul at Bangor Further details to follow Aug 08, 2024 07:30 PM - 10:30 PM — 47 Tower Crescent, Bangor, BT19 6BA
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