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.

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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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The Summer Tournament Weds 22nd May at Civil Service Pavilion The Summer Tournament is at Civil Service Social Club starting Wednesday 1st May 2024 at the Maynard Sinclair Pavilion a... May 22, 2024 07:30 PM - 10:45 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
Lisburn Chess Club City Championship 6 Round FIDE (pending confirmation) Classical Tournament May 25, 2024 - May 26, 2024 — Lisburn Chess Club, 60-62 Longstone Street, Lisburn
Ulster Fischer Random Rapidplay Championship 2024 7 rounds of Fischer Random Chess, Sunday 2nd June at the Civil Service Pavilion. Jun 02, 2024 10:30 AM - 06:00 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
Sixth Executive Board Meeting Agenda TBC Jun 11, 2024 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM — Maynard Sinclair Pavilion
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