Current news in Ulster Chess

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

UCU Simultaneous will take place on thursday 16th February 2023

We will be playing GM Benjamin Finegold (online). At the Civil Service Pavilion. Other dates for your diaries are the City of Belfast on weekend and Bank Holiday of April 29th / 30th / 1st May and a new Ulster Fischer Random Rapidplay Championship on Sunday March 26th.

UCU Simultaneous will take place on thursday 16th February 2023 - Read More…

Childrens Chess Grandprix Standings after January 2023

Childrens Chess Grandprix Standings after January 2023

With 2 of the 5 childrens chess tournaments completed we have the standings so far in the Grandprix. There are 3 more tournaments to go so plenty of opportunity to play and win points. Or to solve puzzles and also gain points. The season ends with an Award Ceremony usually held at Stormont.

Childrens Chess Grandprix Standings after January 2023 - Read More…

Chess tournaments continue at Methodist College

Chess tournaments continue at Methodist College

The January Childrens Chess was played on Saturday 14th January 2023. With 27 keen young chess players.

Chess tournaments continue at Methodist College - Read More…

Greenisland FC Chess UCU January Blitz - Report

Greenisland FC Chess UCU January Blitz - Report

Greenisland FC Chess had the pleasure of hosting a Blitz Tournament on the 27th January 2023. 32 players of all ages and abilities.

Greenisland FC Chess UCU January Blitz - Report - Read More…

Williamson Shield 2023 - Results

Williamson Shield 2023 - Results

Played over the weekend of Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd January 2023, we had 54 players competing for a £900 prize fund.

Williamson Shield 2023 - Results - Read More…

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Upcoming Events
FIDE-RATED Bangor Leap Year Blitz 2024 Feb 29, 2024 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM — Church of Ireland Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR
Newman Hindley Series: Childrens Chess Fun afternoon with a chess tournament and puzzle competition. Mar 09, 2024 12:15 PM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College,1 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6BY
Sam Lynn Memorial Classic Round 6 Mar 14, 2024 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM — Church of Ireland Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, Co. Down, BT19 6JR
***EVENT FULL*** Downpatrick Rapid Championship 2024 Mar 16, 2024 09:45 AM - 05:00 PM — Denvir’s Hotel, 14 English Street, Downpatrick, BT30 6AB, Northern Ireland
FIDE-RATED Bangor Spring Rapid Championship 2024 Mar 21, 2024 07:30 PM - 10:30 PM — Church of Ireland Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR
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