UCU Web 2016

Contemporaneous articles posted on this site during the 2017-2017 season

Culture Night 2016

Event news and photos for Culture Night 2016

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SummerSchool2016News

SummerSchool2016News photos and article

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AGM2017

Event and news from AGM 2017 and award ceremony

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Bangor Blitz

Blitz Tournament organised by Bangor Chess Club

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Judit Polgar Talk

Judit Polgar Talk

On Thursday 25th May the Irish Chess Union has organised a talk with one of the world's leading female chess players, Judit Polgar.

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Results of 5th Belfast South Tournament 2016-17

This flexible open tournament ,which ended on 24 April, attracted a total of 25 players from local clubs. Prizes were awarded on the basis of percentage of players wins, draws and losses with a minimum of 10 required from a maximum of 20 available games. In addition to the overall Winner and Runner-up prizes, there were Grading Band and also Best Game prizes: Winner : Mikhail Pavlov ( Ballynafeigh) 85% Runner-up: John McKenna ( Belfast South) 80% Grading Bands: Under 1300: Roy Stafford ( Shortts) Under 1500: Martin Kelly ( Belfast South) Over 1500: Robert Lavery ( Ballynafeigh) Best Games: Robert Lavery , Norman McFarland, and Mikhail Pavlov The next tournament for the 2017-18 season will continue with the same format but the tournament night will move from Monday to Thursday.

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Alan Burns Grand Prix starts on December 11th

Alan Burns Grand Prix starts on December 11th

The Alan Burns Grand Prix series kicks-off on 11th December. Now in its fourth year, the Lackadaisical Rapidplays offer the chance for an excellent Sunday lunch followed by an afternoon of entertaining chess.

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Lacksidasical starts the seasons Alan Burns Grandprix

Lacksidasical starts the seasons Alan Burns Grandprix

The first of the Alan Burns Grand-prix tournaments took place on 11th December. With a relaxing time on the clock of 20mins + 5 sec increment...

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Alan Burns Lacksidasical April 2017

Alan Burns Lacksidasical April 2017

With the third tournament the standings are set for the final tournament on April 30th. Who will win the Grand Prix..... 12 players played some brilliant chess.

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Fourth Alan Burns Grand Prix held on 30th April

Fourth Alan Burns Grand Prix held on 30th April

The last of the seasons Alan Burns Grand Prix tournaments run by Civil Service was held at the Social Club on a beautiful Sunday afternoon with the sound of Cricket match outside.

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NICS Lacksadasical 2017 no3

Photos from NICS tournament held on 9th April 2017, NIcs Lacksidasical.

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Alan Burns Grand Prix 30 April 2017

Photos from the final Alan Burns Grand Prix tournament for 2016/17 Season.

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Naomi Long MLA invites top players for an award ceremony and tournament at Stormont. With the end of the chess season. Naomi Long MLA invited the top young players who were placed in the 4 top places for t... Jun 24, 2024
The Belfast Megafinal took place on 11th May 2024 We are fortunate to be able to run the Belfast Megafinal where players can qualify for the Delancey Chess Challenge and ... Jun 17, 2024
Annual General Meeting 2024 2023/2024 season is rapidly coming to a close and with this comes the announcement of the UCU’s Annual General Meeting... Jun 15, 2024
The Ulster Fischer Random Championship took place on Sunday 2nd June. With 7 rounds of 20mins and 5 sec increments. Each round having a different starting position. We were on to see who wou... Jun 09, 2024
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