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A brilliant Evening of Social Chess - Belfast Culture Night

Everyone had a brilliant evening - what could possibly beat this! meeting new people, drinking delicious coffee and playing chess. One felt proud to be part of the Ulster Chess Union, proud to be involved with the Belfast Culture Night, proud to part of Belfasts friendly people.
A brilliant Evening of Social Chess - Belfast Culture Night

Enjoying Chess at Caffe Nero

The evening was buzzing with atmosphere. Every 30mins we had live wrestling. There was live music around the corner. Most important of all there was a stream of smiling friendly faces enjoying the evening of culture.

To sit outside a cafe with a warm cup of coffee, chatting about books, films, family with strangers - people who you felt you would like to know more about - and playing the beautiful game - Chess - this was heaven.

Through the evening I played a man from Derbyshire on holiday visiting the Giants Causeway. Another player I learned an ancedote: "Even a blind pig finds an acorn once and a while?". A fantastic teacher from Liecester who made me realise the challenges facing children and teachers and why we should value both so highly

Fliers with five challenging/elegent chess problems and the UCU contact details were  handed out.

Towards the end of the evening a large chess set was placed on the floor and the Giants of Belfast chess played - Steve Scannell, John Cairns, Steve Morgan....

Thanks to :

all the members of the public who joined us

the Ulster Chess Union members

the Belfast Culture Night organisers

The Caffe Nero - for hosting our event - brilliant venue and staff

Hornby who setup the chess event.

I went home having had the best day ever, with such a positive belief in the beauty of people - thankyou Belfast.....

 

All ages enjoying chess - Belfast Culture Night

 

Players enjoying chess at Belfast Culture Night

 

Martin Kelly having fun at the Culture Evening

All the tables full - Belfast Culture Night

Busy or what! - Chess at Belfast Culture Night

The battle of the Giants - Steve about to play John

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