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The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
Belfast Qualifier for the UK Blitz Championships 2023  took place on Sept 30th 2023

Belfast Qualifier for the UK Blitz Championships 2023 took place on Sept 30th 2023

Players gathered at the brilliant venue of the Civil Service Pavilion, Belfast to play in one of the 8 qualifying tournaments across the UK. One of our most prestigous tournaments to be played in Ulster.

Belfast Qualifier for the UK Blitz Championships 2023 took place on Sept 30th 2023 - Read More…

GM Simul Tickets 2024

GM Simul Tickets 2024

So far, 16 tickets have been won for the February 2024 GM Simul, distributed as prizes at the Ulster Rapidplay (April 2023), Henderson Cup (May 2023) Ulster Championships (Aug 2023) and Summer Tournament (Sept 2023).

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Summer Tournament Awards and fun tournament 2023

Summer Tournament Awards and fun tournament 2023

On Sept 27th players gathered at Civil Service Pavilion to celebrate the end of the UCU Summer Tournament. The evening consisted of a time based handicap tournament followed by the award ceremony.

Summer Tournament Awards and fun tournament 2023 - Read More…

FIDE Oct 23 rating report

FIDE Oct 23 rating report

Congratulations to the 13 players who made a FIDE rating debut on the 1st October rating list.

FIDE Oct 23 rating report - Read More…

Owen Wilson awarded Honorary Membership of Bangor Club on 28th Sept 2023

Owen Wilson awarded Honorary Membership of Bangor Club on 28th Sept 2023

On Thursday 28th September 2023, on the 20th anniversary of first playing for the club in autumn 2003, it was with great pleasure the committee of Bangor Chess Club awarded Owen Wilson with Honorary Membership.

Owen Wilson awarded Honorary Membership of Bangor Club on 28th Sept 2023 - Read More…

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Upcoming Events
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
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 PM - 10:30 PM — Citi, Gateway Offices, 60 Sydenham Rd, Belfast BT3 9DP.
Simul at Bangor Further details to follow Aug 08, 2024 07:30 PM - 10:30 PM — 47 Tower Crescent, Bangor, BT19 6BA
FIDE RATED Bangor Towerview Teen Challenge Charity Rapid 2024 Aug 15, 2024 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM — Towerview Church Hall, 47 Towerview Crescent, Bangor, BT19 6BA, Northern Ireland
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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