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The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
Newman Hindley Series (Childrens Chess) Dates Confirmed

Newman Hindley Series (Childrens Chess) Dates Confirmed

We are pleased to confirm the following dates for the return of the childrens chess at Methody.

Newman Hindley Series (Childrens Chess) Dates Confirmed - Read More…

The Citi Belfast Charity Rapidplay took place on thursday evening August 3rd.

The Citi Belfast Charity Rapidplay took place on thursday evening August 3rd.

Citi Bank hosted a charity FIDE rated tournament at their offices. The monies being raised for the Marie Curie charity. We had a brilliant turnout of some 58 players and the unexpected honor of having the FIDE President of Pakistan playing - Hanif Qureshi.

The Citi Belfast Charity Rapidplay took place on thursday evening August 3rd. - Read More…

EMSONi 2023 Confederation Festival

EMSONi 2023 Confederation Festival

Live music, brilliant football, activities, live music and a festival and community spirit what more could you ask for! Maybe a game of chess....

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Children’s Chess looking for trophy sponsors!

Each year the Ulster Chess Union’s, Mark Newman and Geoff Hindley, volunteer their time and efforts to run the wonderful children’s events at Methodist College Belfast. Volunteers are and have always welcome, but this year we are also seeking out sponsors to cover costs of trophies.

Children’s Chess looking for trophy sponsors! - Read More…

The Annual Belfast Scholastic Awards and Elite Tournament took place at Stormont on 9th June 2023

The Annual Belfast Scholastic Awards and Elite Tournament took place at Stormont on 9th June 2023

At the kind invitation of MLA Naomi Long the top student chess players gathered at Stormont to recieve awards for the year and play in an elite tournament. After a year of monthly tournaments organised by the UCU and held at Methodist College. The year ends with this brilliant celebration of our young chess players.

The Annual Belfast Scholastic Awards and Elite Tournament took place at Stormont on 9th June 2023 - Read More…

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Upcoming Events
Annual General Meeting 2023-2024 Jun 17, 2024 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM — Fall Bowling Club, 63 Andersonstown Road
The Summer Tournament Weds 19th June at Civil Service Pavilion The Summer Tournament is at Civil Service Social Club starting Wednesday 1st May 2024 at the Maynard Sinclair Pavilion a... Jun 19, 2024 07:30 PM - 10:45 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
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
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