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Archived articles from the 2019-2020 season
Chess Arbiter Training Programme 2019: Progress Report

Chess Arbiter Training Programme 2019: Progress Report

Ulster Chess Union Tournament Director Brendan Jamison introduced a 12 month Arbiter Training Course at the beginning of January 2019. 8 UCU members signed up. How are they progressing....

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New Ulster Champion crowned - Daniil Zelenchuk

New Ulster Champion crowned - Daniil Zelenchuk

An exciting Ulster Championship took place on the bank holiday weekend of 24th-26th August at the brilliant venue of the Europa Hotel. Three sections - Senior, Junior and Intermediate all fought for with energy, imaginative and creative play.

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Bangor Academy launches chess club

Bangor Academy launches chess club

Science teacher and UCU chess player Mr Magee launches Chess Club at Bangor Academy. Brendan Jamison hands over Chess sets from the UCU to the Club on 12th September 2019.

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Childrens Chess kicks off on 5th October

Childrens Chess kicks off on 5th October

On 5th Oct Childrens Chess kicks off this years series of Childrens Chess

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Belfast Culture Night 2019. Cafe Chess Playing at Caffe Nero.

Belfast Culture Night 2019. Cafe Chess Playing at Caffe Nero.

Belfast Culture Night and Day. Enjoy meeting potential new chess players. Play chess and enjoy the cafe experience. Share your enthusiasm for the game. At Caffe Nero, 19 Lombard St. or Costa Coffee, Victoria Centre, September 20th 3:30pm til late and new this year Culture Day September 21st 12:00 til 5:00pm. This is part of the Belfast annual Culture Night with lots of exciting public events celebrating culture.

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A night and a day of Cafe Chess at Culture Night/Day Belfast 2019

A night and a day of Cafe Chess at Culture Night/Day Belfast 2019

The Best event of the Chess year - a quote of the Night. The Belfast Culture Night buzz, Chess playing and delicious coffee mixed with some wonderful conversations with brilliant people - what more could you ask for....

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Bangor Chess Congress Returns with a Bang!

Bangor Chess Congress Returns with a Bang!

Slap. Bang. Swing. Click. Over 50 speed chess players exercised their lightning-fast reflexes, duelling at the Bangor Chess Congress on Saturday 5 October. Kindly sponsored by Mellons Hyundai,

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ANNUAL WINTER CHESS TOURNAMENT 2019-20

The Annual Winter Chess tournament starts on Monday 4th November at Queens University - Lanyon Building. Organised by Belfast South.

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The Belfast 2019 London Junior Chess Championship Qualifier

The Belfast 2019 London Junior Chess Championship Qualifier

On Saturday 5th October 2019 at Methodist College the Ulster Chess Union held the Belfast London Junior Chess Championship Qualifier - with some of the top young players in Ulster.

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SECOND LISBURN CHESS BLITZ AND BULLET - 12TH OCTOBER 2019

SECOND LISBURN CHESS BLITZ AND BULLET - 12TH OCTOBER 2019

Tournament Report by Assistant Arbiter Martin Johnston Lisburn Chess Club hosted its second Speed Chess Championship on Saturday 12 October 2019. As per last season, it was very well attended with players from all over the province. 34 competed and many more watched on.

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What a Corker - Martin Kelly reports from the 2019 Cork Major.

What a Corker - Martin Kelly reports from the 2019 Cork Major.

Its always good to see our players travel and enjoy tournaments out of Ulster... Martin Kelly, Cathal Murphy, Barney McGahan travelled down to Cork to enjoy a great weekend of Chess.

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Bangor FIDE-rated Halloween Blitz 2019

Bangor FIDE-rated Halloween Blitz 2019

Bangor is probably the most active club holding brilliant events with coaching and tournaments. These continue with the spooky Halloween Blitz. 31st October 2019.

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UK Open Blitz Championship 2019 : Belfast Qualifier

UK Open Blitz Championship 2019 : Belfast Qualifier

The winners qualify for the UK Open Blitz Championship 2019. Belfast ran one of 8 qualifying tournaments. With several Ulster Champions and top players from London.

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2nd November saw the Childrens Chess series of Tournaments Start

2nd November saw the Childrens Chess series of Tournaments Start

A brilliant warmup to the December Ulster Schools Championships. Young players gathered at Methody College for an afternoon of Chess games and Chess puzzles.

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Ulster Schools Individual Championships 2019/20

Ulster Schools Individual Championships 2019/20

Students gathered at the annual Chess Championships at Methodist College Saturday morning 7th December 2019. The fight to be Ulster Champion was about to start.....

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The Ulster Masters 2019 at Bangor.

The Ulster Masters 2019 at Bangor.

For the first time in its history, the Ulster Masters was played outside Belfast this year. The major chess event was run over the weekend of 23rd and 24th November at Saint Columbanus’ College in Bangor.

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Omagh Rapidplay 2019

Omagh Rapidplay 2019

Players gathered at the annual Omagh Rapidplay 2019 on Saturday 30th November located at and Sponsored by Christian Brothers Grammar School. With two sections and both tough there was plenty of brilliant Chess.

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Williamson Shield 2020 - report by Arbiter Andy Boal

Williamson Shield 2020 - report by Arbiter Andy Boal

A brilliant weekend of chess at a top venue and prizes awarded by Ciaran Madden of Compass Financial Associates Ltd. who are sponsoring the Irish Junior Championships to be held in Belfast this year.

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CHESS: Current entry list for Newry: Sat 1 Feb 2020, 10:30am check-in

CHESS: Current entry list for Newry: Sat 1 Feb 2020, 10:30am check-in

Ulster Rapidplay Chess Championships in Newry on Saturday 1 February. Both sections will be FIDE-rated. Sponsored by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council. The top Rapidplay tournament in Ulster. At the Sticky Fingers Arts Centre, The Imaginarium, Newry

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Childrens Chess - fun tournament - 11th January 2020

Childrens Chess - fun tournament - 11th January 2020

The second in the series of Childrens Chess took place on 11th January 2020. At Methodist College. Some brilliant games of chess were played.

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News
Omagh Rapidplay 3rd Dec 2022 - tournament report by B. Jamison 104 players have now taken part in the NI Rapid Grand Prix, with Omagh the 7th out of 10 tournaments in the series. On 3... Dec 04, 2022
December 2022 FIDE rating report - 14 more players make a debut Report by B. Jamison, FIDE National Arbiter The month of November saw a big wave of FIDE-rated events, with 14 players ... Dec 02, 2022
London Junior Chess Championships, Belfast Qualifier 1st Oct 2022 Methodist College series of Monthly tournaments kicked off with the qualifier for the prestigious London Junior Chess Ch... Nov 27, 2022
Eddie Hanzharov wins Gold Coast Blitz with 6/6 On 17th November, Bangor Chess Club held its last FIDE-rated event of 2022, the Gold Coast Blitz. Nov 26, 2022
December programming at Bangor Chess Club Nov 22, 2022
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Upcoming Events
2nd Board Meeting Tues 6th December 2nd Executive Board Meeting 2022-23. Lisburn Chess Club. Tues 6th December 2022 7:30pm. Dec 06, 2022 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM — Lisburn Chess Club, 60-62 Longstone Street
Ulster Schools Individual Championships 2022 Come and challenge to become the Ulster Schools Chess Champion 2022. 10th December at Methodist College. Dec 10, 2022 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College,1 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6BY
FIDE-rated Ulster Blitz Championship 2022 Dec 29th The annual Ulster Blitz Championship will be FIDE rated and held at Greenisland FC Chess Club on Thursday 29th December. Dec 29, 2022 10:15 AM - 04:00 PM — Greenisland FC Clubhouse, 100 Glenkeen Av, Greenisland, BT38 8ST
FIDE-rated Dundonald Rapid Championship 2023 Saturday 7th January 2023. Civil Service Pavilion. This is event 8 of 10 in the NI FIDE Rapid Grand Prix 2022/2023 Jan 07, 2023 11:45 AM - 07:00 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
Williamson Championship 2023 20th-22nd January Start the New year with this wonderful historic tournament - over 100 years old - The Williamson Shield 2023. 5 rounds o... Jan 20, 2023 - Jan 22, 2023 — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
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