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Archived articles from the 2016-2017 season
April 8th saw top chess at Methodist College.

April 8th saw top chess at Methodist College.

Young chess players gathered on 8th April at Methodist College to have fun playing chess and solving puzzles.

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Final  Standings in Childrens Chess Grandprix 2017

Final Standings in Childrens Chess Grandprix 2017

With Aprils tournament over the Grandprix points have been recalculated to see who wins an invitation to the Annual Awards Ceremony at Stormont.

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Bangor Simultaneous 2017

Bangor Simultaneous 2017

On Thursday 20th April, Bangor Chess Club hosted a simultaneous challenge match featuring David Houston and Michael Sheerin.

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Ballynafeigh 1 regain Silver King with QUB 1 whitewash

Ballynafeigh 1 regain Silver King with QUB 1 whitewash

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 21) With the two leading teams in Division 1 level on points going into the final round of matches, it was a simple matter of which team achieved the better result.

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Belfast South tournament: Two more best game prizes awarded

Belfast South tournament: Two more best game prizes awarded

There was so much great chess played in the post-Christmas portion of this season's BSCC Open that the organisers have decided to award not one but two best game prizes.

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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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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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Another fantastic evening competition organised by Brendan Jamison

Another fantastic evening competition organised by Brendan Jamison

The Belfast Rapidplay Championships were held on 28 April 2017 in the Good Shepherd Centre on the Ormeau Road, with a total of 36 players competing across three closely fought sections. Spread over 5 rounds each player had 20 minutes on the clock with a 5 minute break in-between rounds to enjoy the snacks and soft drinks from the refreshments corner!

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Ulster Junior Success at Irish Championships

Ulster Junior Success at Irish Championships

A group of talented youngsters from Ulster arrived at Sligo to play in the Irish Junior Championships over 7th - 9th April and they did brilliantly.

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Strandtown and Inchmarlo represent Ulster at the Primary School Interprovincials

Strandtown and Inchmarlo represent Ulster at the Primary School Interprovincials

On Saturday 22nd April two of Northern Ireland's top primary schools, Strandtown and Inchmarlo, were representing Ulster in the Irish Primary Schools Interprovincial Championships. The two teams of 4 players headed down to Gonzaga College in Dublin to play in this extremely competitive tournament.

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Report from Brendan Jamison on the City of Belfast Chess Championships

Report from Brendan Jamison on the City of Belfast Chess Championships

The City of Belfast Championships were held in the bright and spacious upper floor of the QUB Student's Union over the weekend of 6th to 7th May 2017.

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Notification of UCU AGM 2017 and Award Ceremony

Ulster Chess Union AGM and League Awards ceremony. 7:30 Thursday 15th June at Civil Service, Social Club, The Maynard Smith Pavillion, Stormont Estate, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA

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Saint Petersburg Sponsorship

Saint Petersburg Sponsorship

Thanking all our players for raising funds by playing in Brendan Jamisons excellent tournaments. Thanking Language Training Solutions for their generous sponsorship - all to help a group of our youngsters to play chess in beautiful Russia.

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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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Delancey Chess Challenge Belfast Megafinal 2017

Delancey Chess Challenge Belfast Megafinal 2017

Part of the largest chess tournaments in the World. The Delancey Chess Challenge - starts with School tournments which leads to the Mega-finals where the top players will qualify for one of the two NORTH/SOUTH GIGAFINAL and winners of these go onto the NATIONAL TERAFINAL!. Last year a total of 48,200 children from 1400 schools and clubs took part,

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The League Board results for 2017

The % wins over the year for each board. Awards for first places to be given at the UCU AGM on Thursday June 15th

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Top Chess Player Judith Polgar talks at UCD

Top Chess Player Judith Polgar talks at UCD

The newly formed UCD chess club invited brilliant Chess Player Judith Polgar to Dublin to give a talk and receive the James Joyce Award.

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Chris Lyttle invites top youngsters to Stormont Chess Award Ceremony

Chris Lyttle invites top youngsters to Stormont Chess Award Ceremony

Tuesday 13th June saw top young chess players enjoy a morning of chess and awards in the elegant surrounds of Stormont at the invitation of Chris Lyttle MLA (Alliance)

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The Ulster Championships - 2nd and 3rd of September

The Ulster Championships - 2nd and 3rd of September

This years Ulster Championships are on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of September. Hosted at the Europa Hotel, Belfast.

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Ulster AGM and award ceremony held on June 13th

Ulster AGM and award ceremony held on June 13th

Members gathered at the Civil Service social club to vote on three proposals, elect the committee and recieve the league awards and the Tom Clarke Grand-Prix trophy.

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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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