Current news in Ulster Chess

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

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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The Ulster Masters 2022 will be held at Lisburn Chess Club

This years Ulster Masters will have 5 rounds. One on friday evening 11th Nov and two each on Saturday 12th, Sunday 13th Nov. Allowing a slow time control of 90mins + 30secs increments.

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Downpatrick Rapid - 17th September 2022

Downpatrick Rapid - 17th September 2022

The NI Rapidplay Grand Prix continued with the Downpatrick Rapidplay 17th Sept. So far, 40 players have competed in the NI Rapid Grand Prix. 10 events in total. After the first two tournaments, Richard Morrow leads the top section and Paul O’Connor leads the junior section.

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Roaming Knights in North Belfast will celebrate its one year anniversary 22nd Oct 2022

Roaming Knights in North Belfast will celebrate its one year anniversary 22nd Oct 2022

Roaming Knights in North Belfast will celebrate its one year anniversary with a special chess cake and afternoon rapid tournament on Saturday 22nd October at Duncairn Arts Centre on the Antrim Road. Check-in at 1:30pm, ending at 4:30pm. Spectators welcome.

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October 2022 FIDE rating report - 15 players make a FIDE debut

Report by B.Jamison, FIDE National Arbiter The month of September saw 5 FIDE-rated events in total, 2 blitz and 3 rapid.

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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
FIDE-RATED Bangor Club Masters Rapid Championship 2024 Sat July 27th 3:00pm - 8:30pm. 8 Rounds of 15 + 0. £100 for the winner. Jul 27, 2024 03:00 PM - 08:30 PM — Towerview Church Hall, 47 Towerview Crescent, Bangor, BT19 6BA
FIDE RATED Downpatrick v Bangor: Team Classic Summer Match 2024 Jul 31, 2024 07:30 PM - 10:30 PM — Denvir’s Hotel, 14 English Street, Downpatrick, BT30 6AB, Northern Ireland
The Summer Tournament Weds 31st 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 31, 2024 07:30 PM - 10:45 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
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.
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