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The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
The Summer Chess School the final event of the Childrens Chess year.

The Summer Chess School the final event of the Childrens Chess year.

The timetable of chess events finishing with a 3 day summer school Weds August 10th to 12th 2022. At the excellent Council Run Bowling Hall at Ormeau Park.

The Summer Chess School the final event of the Childrens Chess year. - Read More…

UCU Summer School places/British Blitz Belfast Qualifier/Ulster Championships (inc. Entry list)

UCU Summer School places/British Blitz Belfast Qualifier/Ulster Championships (inc. Entry list)

There are still a few places for the UCU Summer School Weds 10th, Thurs 11th, Fri 12th August. The UK Blitz Open Belfast Qualifier is on Sunday 4th Sept. The Ulster Championships are on 27th/28th/29th August at QUB - Current entry list. We have Thomas Donaldson playing in the British Championships starting 13th August.

UCU Summer School places/British Blitz Belfast Qualifier/Ulster Championships (inc. Entry list) - Read More…

FIDE U1800 Newry Summer Classic - Sunday 14th August

FIDE U1800 Newry Summer Classic - Sunday 14th August

Some 32 players gathered in Newry at the Sticky Fingers Art Centre to play in the FIDE rated event organised by Brendan Jamison.

FIDE U1800 Newry Summer Classic - Sunday 14th August - Read More…

NI RAPID GRAND PRIX - FIDE RATED

NI RAPID GRAND PRIX - FIDE RATED

During the 2022/2023 season, Northern Ireland will host ten FIDE rated tournaments in an exciting Rapid Grand Prix. At the end of the season, the Rapid Grand Prix champion will be awarded a special engraved cup.

NI RAPID GRAND PRIX - FIDE RATED - Read More…

Ethan Cole plays for Ireland at the Glorney Cup 2022

Ethan Cole plays for Ireland at the Glorney Cup 2022

Absolutely brillant to have Ethan Cole playing Board 1 on the Ireland team playing at the International Glorney Cup in the Stokes Tournament.

Ethan Cole plays for Ireland at the Glorney Cup 2022 - Read More…

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Upcoming Events
Ulster Fischer Random Rapidplay Championship 2023 7 rounds of Fischer Random Chess, Sunday 26th March at the Civil Service Pavilion. Mar 26, 2023 10:30 AM - 06:00 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
FIDE Rated U1800 Groomsport Classic 2023 Groomsport Classic returns with 5 rounds over 2 days, Thursday 30th March and Saturday 1st April Mar 30, 2023 - Apr 01, 2023 — Church of Ireland Groomsport Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR
Irish Junior Chess Championships 2023 Mar 31, 2023 - Apr 02, 2023 — Col√°iste √Čanna, Hillside Park, Ballyroan, Rathfarnham, D16E248
Children's Chess - Methody The monthly schools chess tournaments continues at Methodist College. Apr 01, 2023 12:30 AM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College,1 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6BY
FIDE Rated Ulster Rapidplay Championship 2023 This year's Ulster Rapidplay will be held at Bangor Chess Club on Saturday 15th April 2023. Apr 15, 2023 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM — Church of Ireland Groomsport Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR
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