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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
UCU Summer School places/British Blitz Belfast Qualifier/Ulster Championships (inc. Entry list) There are still a few places for the UCU Summer School Weds 10th, Thurs 11th, Fri 12th August. The UK Blitz Open Belfast... Aug 12, 2022
NI RAPID GRAND PRIX - FIDE RATED During the 2022/2023 season, Northern Ireland will host ten FIDE rated tournaments in an exciting Rapid Grand Prix. At ... Aug 09, 2022
Ethan Cole plays for Ireland at the Glorney Cup 2022 Absolutely brillant to have Ethan Cole playing Board 1 on the Ireland team playing at the International Glorney Cup in t... Jul 31, 2022
News Story: Newry FIDE Summer Classic doubles capacity For the upcoming FIDE-rated event in Newry on Sunday 14th August, the U1800 Summer Classic, we were limited to 18 player... Jul 30, 2022
The Summer Tournament Scores after 12 weeks of games After 12 weeks of games. How do players % stand. Jul 26, 2022
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FIDE Rated U1800 Newry Summer Classic Another event being held at Newry for under 1800 rated players with a time control of 60+0 on Sunday 14th August Aug 14, 2022 09:45 AM - 06:45 PM — Sticky Fingers Arts Centre, 10 Upper Edward Street, Newry, BT35 6AX
** Cancelled Summer tournament ** Due to International Cricket No Summer tournament on Weds 17th August. Next round on Weds 24th August. Aug 17, 2022 12:00 AM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
The Ulster Championships 2022 August 27 - 29. 6 rounds at 90mins + 30secs. 3 sections. The top Ulster Competition. Aug 27, 2022 - Aug 29, 2022 — Queens University, Belfast
Bangor Congress 2022 6 round Swiss Open Tournament at Bangor with two competing sections Sep 03, 2022 09:45 AM - 05:00 PM — Church of Ireland Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR, Northern Ireland
UK Blitz Championships 2022 - Belfast Qualifier - Sept 4th An opportunity to qualify for the UK Blitz Championships. Belfast is holding one of the 8 qualifying tournaments across ... Sep 04, 2022 10:30 AM - 06:00 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
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