Current news in Ulster Chess

The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
Ulster Rapidplay Championship 2022 took place on Sunday 22nd May.

Ulster Rapidplay Championship 2022 took place on Sunday 22nd May.

Some 26 players gathered at the Civil Service Pavilion. 12 in the top section and 14 in the intermediate section. With a time limit of 20mins and 5 secs - we were in for some good chess.

Ulster Rapidplay Championship 2022 took place on Sunday 22nd May. - Read More…

Newry Festival Report

Newry Festival Report

Over the last weekend of May, there was plenty of chess activity in Newry!

Newry Festival Report - Read More…

The Belfast Megafinals took place on Saturday 14th May 2022

The Belfast Megafinals took place on Saturday 14th May 2022

An opportunity to qualify for the Delancey Chess Challenge Gigafinals and to be part of one of the most prestigous and largest of childrens chess competitions. Players gathered at Methodist college for a day of chess and puzzle solving.

The Belfast Megafinals took place on Saturday 14th May 2022 - Read More…

Ards Blitz Championship Tournament Report

Ards Blitz Championship Tournament Report

Ards hosted a Blitz Championship on Saturday 21st May 2022 and we have the results.

Ards Blitz Championship Tournament Report - Read More…

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Upcoming Events
Sligo Spring Tournament 2023 A popular event for which the UCU was glad to receive an invite. The tournament will be held 3-5 February Feb 03, 2023 - Feb 05, 2023 — Diamond Coast Hotel, Enniscrone, Co Sligo, F26 E9F9
FIDE-rated Lisburn Rapid Championship 2023 Friday 10th Feb. Friday 10th February 2023 This is event 9 of 10 in the NI FIDE Rapid Grand Prix 2022/2023 Feb 10, 2023 07:00 PM - 10:15 PM — Lisburn Chess Club, 60-62 Longstone Street
February 11th Childrens Chess 12:30 – 5:00 The monthly schools chess tournaments continues at Methodist College. Feb 11, 2023 12:30 PM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College,1 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6BY
City of Bangor Winter Blitz 2023 A 6 round competition with a time control of 10+0 on Thursday 16th February Feb 16, 2023 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM — Church of Ireland Groomsport Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR
Ladies Day The second in the 2022/2023 season Ladies Day event will be held by Greenisland FC Chess Club Feb 26, 2023 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM — Greenisland FC Chess Club, 100 Glenkeen Avenue, Greenisland, BT38 8ST
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