Current news in Ulster Chess

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

N.I. FIDE Arbiter Team established to run the 2023/2024 tournament calendar

A new FIDE National Arbiter team has been established by Brendan Jamison with a mission to run all the local tournaments during the 2023/2024 season. All five members of the team hold a FIDE license.

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GM Ben Finegold plays 20 Ulster Chess players and wins all the games

GM Ben Finegold plays 20 Ulster Chess players and wins all the games

Our annual Ulster Chess Union Simultaneous Event was back in 2023 with a difference. We played top US player GM Ben Finegold online with a video link to the US. The event took place at the Civil Service Social Club on our regular annual date of Thursday 16th February.

GM Ben Finegold plays 20 Ulster Chess players and wins all the games - Read More…

Remembering an enthusiastic chess teacher Brian Thorpe

Remembering an enthusiastic chess teacher Brian Thorpe

Brian Thorpe for many years was a large part of Chess in Ireland. He ran Methodist College Chess Club. And in the words of Frank Scott : Brain Thorpe - Chess Legend.

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FIDE rating report - April 2023

13 players gained new FIDE ratings in the April list.

FIDE rating report - April 2023 - Read More…

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Upcoming Events
FIDE 100th Anniversary Groomsport Classic 2024 (Round 2) Apr 18, 2024 07:30 PM - 10:30 PM — Church of Ireland Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR, Northern Ireland
FIDE 100th Anniversary Groomsport Classic 2024 (Rounds 3 & 4) Apr 20, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Church of Ireland Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR, Northern Ireland
Fifth Executive Board Meeting Agenda TBC Apr 23, 2024 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM — Lisburn Chess Club, 60-62 Longstone Street
FIDE RATED Downpatrick April Rapid 2024 Apr 24, 2024 07:15 PM - 10:15 PM — Denvir’s Hotel, 14 English Street, Downpatrick, BT30 6AB, Northern Ireland
FIDE-RATED Bangor Tony Beckett Memorial Blitz 2024 Apr 25, 2024 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM — Church of Ireland Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR
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