Current news in Ulster Chess

The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
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…

Fantastic Chess Top prize money and a Brilliant Chess Tournament the City of Belfast 2024

Fantastic Chess Top prize money and a Brilliant Chess Tournament the City of Belfast 2024

The excellent surrounds of the Civil Service Pavilion played host to the Ulster Chess Union City of Belfast 2024. With some 28 keen chess players gathered to play in two sections, The Henderson Cup and the Nemtzov. 6 games over 3 days. Top players, young talented players and good club players all providing some beautiful chess and chasing a prize pot of almost £700.

Fantastic Chess Top prize money and a Brilliant Chess Tournament the City of Belfast 2024 - Read More…

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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
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Ulster Championships 2024 : FIDE Rated 6 rounds at 90mins + 30secs. 3 sections. The top Ulster Competition. FIDE Rated. Aug 24, 2024 - Aug 26, 2024 — Queens University, South Dinning Hall, University Rd, Belfast, BT7 1NN
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