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The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
The Williamson 2022

The Williamson 2022

Players gathered for another face to face tournament on 4th - 6th February. The historic Williamson Shield. FIDE rated and held at the excellent venue of the Civil Service Pavilion.

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Bangor St Patrick's Day Rapidplay

Bangor St Patrick's Day Rapidplay

Bangor Chess Club held a St Patrick's day Rapidplay on 17th March.With some 26 players.

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Strand Chess Club Annual Blitz

Strand Chess Club Annual Blitz

After two years Strand Chess Club is delighted to welcome back its annual Blitz Championship.

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Belfast City Council add Chess table to Ormeau Park

Belfast City Council add Chess table to Ormeau Park

Players in Belfast can now play chess outside on a stone Chess Board thanks to Belfast City Council.

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Tony Beckett RIP

Tony Beckett RIP

Many a tear has fallen in Bangor, following the sad news of the death of our much-loved Tony Beckett, aged 83, a larger-than-life character, a former Team Captain and Club President of Bangor Chess Club. He also served as UCU President in the late 1990s/early 2000s.

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Upcoming Events
Ulster Fischer Random Rapidplay Championship 2023 7 rounds of Fischer Random Chess, Sunday 26th March at the Civil Service Pavilion. Mar 26, 2023 10:30 AM - 06:00 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
FIDE Rated U1800 Groomsport Classic 2023 Groomsport Classic returns with 5 rounds over 2 days, Thursday 30th March and Saturday 1st April Mar 30, 2023 - Apr 01, 2023 — Church of Ireland Groomsport Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR
Irish Junior Chess Championships 2023 Mar 31, 2023 - Apr 02, 2023 — Col√°iste √Čanna, Hillside Park, Ballyroan, Rathfarnham, D16E248
Children's Chess - Methody The monthly schools chess tournaments continues at Methodist College. Apr 01, 2023 12:30 AM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College,1 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6BY
FIDE Rated Ulster Rapidplay Championship 2023 This year's Ulster Rapidplay will be held at Bangor Chess Club on Saturday 15th April 2023. Apr 15, 2023 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM — Church of Ireland Groomsport Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR
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