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Remembering warmer evenings! Summer Tournament award ceremony and Fun quickplay tournamant 2022.

Remembering warmer evenings! Summer Tournament award ceremony and Fun quickplay tournamant 2022.

The end of the Summer sees the final evening of the Summer tournament with a fun handicap tournament and prize giving. So players gathered at the Civil Service Pavilion to celebrate a Summer of great chess on Sept 28th 2022.

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Michael Sheerin(1824) v Scott Crockart(2111)

Michael Sheerin(1824) v Scott Crockart(2111)

Michael Sheerin played board 1 against The Strand Team new comer Scott Crockart with FIDE rating 2111. Michael plays through the game.

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The Masters was held at Lisburn Chess Club over the weekend of 11th - 13th Nov 2022.

The Masters was held at Lisburn Chess Club over the weekend of 11th - 13th Nov 2022.

We had a full tournament for the Masters. Which was held at the brilliant location of Lisburn Chess Club. Some 40 players battled and played some brilliant chess. We had new faces, regulars, players travelling up from Dublin.

The Masters was held at Lisburn Chess Club over the weekend of 11th - 13th Nov 2022. - Read More…

Omagh Rapidplay 3rd Dec 2022 - tournament report by B. Jamison

Omagh Rapidplay 3rd Dec 2022 - tournament report by B. Jamison

104 players have now taken part in the NI Rapid Grand Prix, with Omagh the 7th out of 10 tournaments in the series. On 3rd December, 30 players gathered at the Christian Brothers Grammar School on a beautiful Winter’s day. With 2 sections and 6 rounds, players had 25 minutes each per game. It was great to welcome players from far and wide, especially some very talented newcomers!

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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
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