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The second of the NICS  Alan Burns Grandprix

The second of the NICS Alan Burns Grandprix

On February 28th chess players gathered at the Civil Service Social Club a lovely venue with good food followed by an afternoon of intense chess...

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At Belfast Cafe Nero Chess players took part in unique international event: Chris Ross Simultaneous

At Belfast Cafe Nero Chess players took part in unique international event: Chris Ross Simultaneous

Chris Ross a top Chess player who is blind played a simultaneous chess event. Playing in Collingwood College, Durham University Chris played players from nations including Italy, India, Iran . Ulster was invited to participate and a group of youngsters and club players met in the Cafe Nero to play and enjoy this unique event. The event took part on 29th February 2016.

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The monthly Chess continues with March's Childrens Chess

The monthly Chess continues with March's Childrens Chess

The sequence of monthly tournaments continues. On Saturday March 12th youngsters gathered to play the best game - Chess at Methodist College, Belfast.

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Irish Junior Chess Championships 2016

Irish Junior Chess Championships 2016

Three of our local juniors recently attended the 2016 Irish Junior Chess Championships in the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel in Killiney.

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BSCC Open 2015/16 - best game prize (post-Christmas)

BSCC Open 2015/16 - best game prize (post-Christmas)

With this year's Belfast South CC Open drawing to a close, the award for the best game from the second half of the tournament has been presented.

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Notification of UCU AGM 2016

The UCU AGM and League Awards will take place on Tuesday 31st May 2016 7:30pm at Ballynafeigh Community Development Centre, Ormeau road, Belfast.

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4th Belfast South Open Chess Tournament 2015-16

This year's tournament which has now finished attracted a total of 28 entries from a number of Clubs and was played over 20 weeks from November to April. It was particularly encouraging that more than half the entrants played over and above the minimum number of 10 games required to qualify for prizes. As players ratings ranged from 900 to 1737, 2 grading bands were created at "under 1400 " and " over 1400" and players were paired within their band with a grading prize for each section in addition to prizes for the overall best percentage score and runner-up in the tournament . There was also 2 Best Game prizes which were published by the UCU. Prize winners were : Overall winner: Brendan Jamison ( Ballynafeigh ) with 77% Runner- Up : Ian Woodfield ( Queen's University) and Martin Kelly ( Belfast South) with 67% Grading prize : Paddy Magee ( Mallusk) Best Game Prizes : Brendan Jamison and Paddy Magee

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The 3rd tournament in the Alan Burns Series

The 3rd tournament in the Alan Burns Series

The 2016 Alan Burns tournaments continues with a Lacksadasical five rounds of 20mins and an increment of 5 secs

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Aprils Childrens Chess

Aprils Childrens Chess

An exciting finish to the Childrens Chess. With the last game played deciding who would win the Grandprix Upper Secondary Schools Shield.....

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Exciting News The Eglantine Summer Tournament Starts

Exciting News The Eglantine Summer Tournament Starts

Players gathered at The Bankers Club to play the first night of the Summer Tournament - a marathon of a tournament stretching over some 20 Wednesdays. Who would be playing....

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A full house for the 2nd round of the Eglantine Summer Tournament

A full house for the 2nd round of the Eglantine Summer Tournament

Only the second round and there was an overflow into the bar. Every board was used in the main room...

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Board Prize Winners

Board prize winners for all 3 divisions 2015/2016

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Comórtas Fichille Chúige Uladh 2016

Comórtas Fichille Chúige Uladh 2016

Teams from Limavady came first and second in this tournament for Irish-language primary schools.

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Nemtzov Shock as Rush's Hour is Realised

Nemtzov Shock as Rush's Hour is Realised

Stephen Rush of Qub lands the spoils in the Nemtzov Cup and John McKenna finally lands the evasive Henderson Cup

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The 4th Alan Burns Intense and Grandprix award

The 4th Alan Burns Intense and Grandprix award

The series of Alan Burns Intense/Lacksidasicals finished today 5th June 2016 with some exciting games and the awarding of this years grand-prix.

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 Top young players meet at Methodist College for Northern Ireland Mega-finals

Top young players meet at Methodist College for Northern Ireland Mega-finals

The Delancey UK Chess Challenge is the largest Schools Chess tournament in the UK with some 74,000 children competing. There are four stages - the first is small tournaments in Schools. Qualifying players then play in the Mega-finals. There are 41 mega-finals of which Belfast hosts one. Who played and who qualified for the next stage at the Giga-finals...

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Cathal Murphy, Danny Mallaghan, Cecil Sloane off to the US to play chess

An opportunity to play the most brilliant of games and have a holiday and meet new players, travel and potentially win money. Hopefully they'll come back wealthier and with a story to tell....

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Top Young Chess players compete at Stormont

Top Young Chess players compete at Stormont

On June 10th Chris Lyttle MLA invited the top chess talent to Stormont for an Elite tournament. The end of the chess year marks the awards for the Grandprix tournament run as part of the monthly Childrens Chess tournaments.

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Over half-way through the Summer Tournament - how do we stand?

Over half-way through the Summer Tournament - how do we stand?

Eleven weeks of excellent chess - whos winning? whos close to meeting the minimum 10 weeks ... We have 9 rounds left, so lots could happen.

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News
February programming at Bangor Chess Club Jan 29, 2023
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 Ci... Jan 29, 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 to... Jan 29, 2023
Chess tournaments continue at Methodist College The January Childrens Chess was played on Saturday 14th January 2023. With 27 keen young chess players. Jan 29, 2023
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... Jan 28, 2023
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Upcoming Events
Sligo Spring Tournament 2023 A popular event for which the UCU was glad to receive an invite. The tournament will be held 3-5 February Feb 03, 2023 - Feb 05, 2023 — Diamond Coast Hotel, Enniscrone, Co Sligo, F26 E9F9
FIDE-rated Lisburn Rapid Championship 2023 Friday 10th Feb. Friday 10th February 2023 This is event 9 of 10 in the NI FIDE Rapid Grand Prix 2022/2023 Feb 10, 2023 07:00 PM - 10:15 PM — Lisburn Chess Club, 60-62 Longstone Street
February 11th Childrens Chess 12:30 – 5:00 The monthly schools chess tournaments continues at Methodist College. Feb 11, 2023 12:30 PM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College,1 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6BY
City of Bangor Winter Blitz 2023 A 6 round competition with a time control of 10+0 on Thursday 16th February Feb 16, 2023 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM — Church of Ireland Groomsport Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR
Ladies Day The second in the 2022/2023 season Ladies Day event will be held by Greenisland FC Chess Club Feb 26, 2023 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM — Greenisland FC Chess Club, 100 Glenkeen Avenue, Greenisland, BT38 8ST
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