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The Masters was held at Lisburn Chess Club over the weekend of 11th - 13th Nov 2022.

The Masters was held at Lisburn Chess Club over the weekend of 11th - 13th Nov 2022.

We had a full tournament for the Masters. Which was held at the brilliant location of Lisburn Chess Club. Some 40 players battled and played some brilliant chess. We had new faces, regulars, players travelling up from Dublin.

The Masters was held at Lisburn Chess Club over the weekend of 11th - 13th Nov 2022. - Read More…

Omagh Rapidplay 3rd Dec 2022 - tournament report by B. Jamison

Omagh Rapidplay 3rd Dec 2022 - tournament report by B. Jamison

104 players have now taken part in the NI Rapid Grand Prix, with Omagh the 7th out of 10 tournaments in the series. On 3rd December, 30 players gathered at the Christian Brothers Grammar School on a beautiful Winter’s day. With 2 sections and 6 rounds, players had 25 minutes each per game. It was great to welcome players from far and wide, especially some very talented newcomers!

Omagh Rapidplay 3rd Dec 2022 - tournament report by B. Jamison - Read More…

December 2022 FIDE rating report - 14 more players make a debut

Report by B. Jamison, FIDE National Arbiter The month of November saw a big wave of FIDE-rated events, with 14 players making a debut on the 1st December - 6 classic, 2 rapid and 6 blitz. Very well done to everyone who made a breakthrough

December 2022 FIDE rating report - 14 more players make a debut - Read More…

London Junior Chess Championships, Belfast Qualifier 1st Oct 2022

London Junior Chess Championships, Belfast Qualifier 1st Oct 2022

Methodist College series of Monthly tournaments kicked off with the qualifier for the prestigious London Junior Chess Championships. Six rounds of excellent chess.

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Eddie Hanzharov wins Gold Coast Blitz with 6/6

Eddie Hanzharov wins Gold Coast Blitz with 6/6

On 17th November, Bangor Chess Club held its last FIDE-rated event of 2022, the Gold Coast Blitz.

Eddie Hanzharov wins Gold Coast Blitz with 6/6 - Read More…

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