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Ulster Blitz Tournament Report December 2022 by Chris Dorrian

Ulster Blitz Tournament Report December 2022 by Chris Dorrian

WHAT A TOURNAMENT! The Ulster Blitz Tournament was one for the ages. There were 50 players competing across 18 rounds of chess. That is 450 games across the day. Maybe the biggest ever?

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Ulster Schools Chess Championships were held at Methodist College on Dec 10th 2022

Ulster Schools Chess Championships were held at Methodist College on Dec 10th 2022

One of our best attended Championships was held this year with some 39 players. We were in for a treat of brilliant chess and puzzle solving. Trophies were sponsored by One Stop Morgage Shop. We have a new Ulster Schools Champion - Calvin Patterson.

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Tournament Report by Chris Dorrian  Greenisland Football Club Chess Winter Blitz Bash

Tournament Report by Chris Dorrian Greenisland Football Club Chess Winter Blitz Bash

On the 25th November 2022 GFC Chess hosted a Fide Blitz Tournament in support of the Greenisland Community Fridge. The entry fee was a jar of coffee and a toiletry item that the Community Fridge was able to share with its clients. As the cost of living crisis deepens and people continue to struggle through the winter, it is great that the Chess Community is able to support. Over 25 clients will benefit from the range of gifts provided.

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Childrens Chess 5th November 2022 at Methodist College

Childrens Chess 5th November 2022 at Methodist College

Youngsters gathered at Methodist College for an afternoon of chess games and puzzle solving. The first in our Childrens Chess afternoons over which a Grandprix is run resulting in top players being invited to an Elite tournament and Prize Ceremony usually held at Stormont.

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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
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