Current news in Ulster Chess

The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
The Williamson 2022

The Williamson 2022

Players gathered for another face to face tournament on 4th - 6th February. The historic Williamson Shield. FIDE rated and held at the excellent venue of the Civil Service Pavilion.

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Bangor St Patrick's Day Rapidplay

Bangor St Patrick's Day Rapidplay

Bangor Chess Club held a St Patrick's day Rapidplay on 17th March.With some 26 players.

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Strand Chess Club Annual Blitz

Strand Chess Club Annual Blitz

After two years Strand Chess Club is delighted to welcome back its annual Blitz Championship.

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Belfast City Council add Chess table to Ormeau Park

Belfast City Council add Chess table to Ormeau Park

Players in Belfast can now play chess outside on a stone Chess Board thanks to Belfast City Council.

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Tony Beckett RIP

Tony Beckett RIP

Many a tear has fallen in Bangor, following the sad news of the death of our much-loved Tony Beckett, aged 83, a larger-than-life character, a former Team Captain and Club President of Bangor Chess Club. He also served as UCU President in the late 1990s/early 2000s.

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Ulster Chronicles

Slowly but surely the archives are receiving content from previous years including Ulster News postings, newspaper reports fromĀ Rookies clippings service, and other sources. Our games archive is starting to build up too!

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Upcoming Events
First Executive Board Meeting 2022-23 First Executive Board Meeting 2022-23. Civil Service Pavilion. Weds 5th October 2022 7:30pm. Oct 05, 2022 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
Simul at Bangor Chess Club On Thursday 6th October 2022, multi-award winning chess champion Richard Morrow will deliver a 16 board simul at Bangor ... Oct 06, 2022 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM — Church of Ireland Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, Co Down
FIDE-rated Newry Autumn Rapid Sunday 9th October 2022 This is event 4 of 10 in the NI FIDE Rapid Grand Prix 2022/2023 Oct 09, 2022 10:30 AM - 05:00 PM — Sticky Fingers Arts Centre, 10 Upper Edward Street, Newry, BT35 6AX
FIDE-rated Groomsport Autumn Blitz 2022 FIDE-rated Blitz competition to be held Thursday 13th October at Groomsport. Oct 13, 2022 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM — Church of Ireland Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, Co. Down, BT19 6JR
Ladies Day The first in the 2022/2023 season Ladies Day event will be held by Queen's Chess Club. Oct 16, 2022 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM — Blue Sky Room - Queen's University Belfast Student Union
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