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4 of our young players make their FIDE blitz debuts in the July rating list

4 of our young players make their FIDE blitz debuts in the July rating list

Brendan Jamison has been a driving force to get as many of our local players onto the FIDE rating ladder. So far in 2022, he has held 12 FIDE rated events during Jan-May and has many more planned for Sept-Dec. This remains his top passion within the local chess scene and each month sees about 4 new local players appear on the FIDE rating lists.

4 of our young players make their FIDE blitz debuts in the July rating list - Read More…

News story: Elephant Chess Sculpture creates magic trail across Belfast city centre

News story: Elephant Chess Sculpture creates magic trail across Belfast city centre

International sculptor Brendan Jamison has created a chess-themed charity sculpture for the NI Hospice in a special city-wide art spectacle this summer. From 20th June, 30 uniquely designed Elmer elephants will appear on the streets of Belfast to form the biggest-ever public art trail the city has ever seen, running for ten weeks until 31st August 2022.

News story: Elephant Chess Sculpture creates magic trail across Belfast city centre - Read More…

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!

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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…

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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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