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North Belfast Rapid 22nd Oct - tournament report

North Belfast Rapid 22nd Oct - tournament report

On Saturday 22nd October, 33 players gathered at the magnificent Duncairn Arts Centre for the North Belfast Rapid Championship. The top section was FIDE rated and the junior section was UCU rated (for players rated 0-1100).

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Groomsport Autumn Blitz 2022 - tournament report.

Groomsport Autumn Blitz 2022 - tournament report.

33 players competed in the Groomsport Autumn Blitz, with 29 male and 4 female. Held on Thursday 13th October 2022,

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On Sunday 9th October, 34 chess players took part in the Newry Autumn Rapid, held across two rooms at the Sticky Fingers Arts Centre.

On Sunday 9th October, 34 chess players took part in the Newry Autumn Rapid, held across two rooms at the Sticky Fingers Arts Centre.

Played over 10 rounds with a time control of 15+0, the event allowed many more players the opportunity to play enough games to earn a FIDE rating. There were two sections, 22 in the senior (rated by FIDE, the International Chess Federation) and 12 in the junior (rated by the UCU, the Ulster Chess Union).

On Sunday 9th October, 34 chess players took part in the Newry Autumn Rapid, held across two rooms at the Sticky Fingers Arts Centre. - Read More…

New Chess Club in Belfast

New chess club starting in Belfast- all ages and abilities welcome. Location: Morton Community Centre, Lorne St Time: Wednesday evenings, 6-9

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