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It is very easy to join the Union

You can join the Union in a number of ways:

  • sign-up in person at any UCU event or competition
  • join an affiliated club and become a member through the club's membership scheme
  • send your personal details and membership fee by post to the Union's treasurer; contact the Treasurer directly

Membership fees are as follows (membership runs from 1st September to 31st August):

Annual membership: £25

Annual membership for those who are ICU members as well: £15

Annual membership for youngsters: £10

Annual membership for OAPs: £10

Online Payment Methods are available:
  • PayPal 
  • Bank transfer
Contact us if you wish to make an online payment.

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Executive Board

The UCU Executive Board consists of the below members. The Board holds meetings which are also open to any member on request, for details on upcoming meetings please check our upcoming events section.

Position

Member

Chair

Martin Johnston

Secretary

Pat McKillen

Treasurer

Adrian Dornford-Smith

League Controller

Michael Devine

Tournament Director

Vice Tournament Director

Adam Rushe

Edward Khanzharov

Ratings Officer

Robert Lavery

Women’s Development Officer

Karina Campbell

Web Editor/Social Media Officer

Karina Campbell

Youth Development Officer

Neil Gardner

Child Protection Officer Neil Gardner (Temp*)

Funding Officer

Danny Roberts
Trophies Officer Geoff Hindley
UCU Historian David McAlister
ICU Representative Alex Goss
Member without Portfolio

Amol Thoke

Chris Armstrong

Leah Worbey

You can contact the board via email.

News
May 2024 FIDE Rating Report By FIDE National Arbiter Brendan Jamison May 01, 2024
Chess in Schools and Communities Tutor Training Day at 2 Royal Avenue On Saturday 27th April the UK chess charity, Chess in Schools and Communities (“CSC”), ran their first ever Northern... Apr 28, 2024
UCU League 2023/24 final tables and board prizes Report on the UCU Belfast & District League 2023/24 Apr 28, 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... Apr 27, 2024
The last Childrens Chess of the Season. April 13th 2014 at Methodist College. The final competition of the Childrens Chess will determine the standings for the Belfast Scholastic Grand-Prix. With so... Apr 26, 2024
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Upcoming Events
The Summer Tournament Weds 22nd May at Civil Service Pavilion The Summer Tournament is at Civil Service Social Club starting Wednesday 1st May 2024 at the Maynard Sinclair Pavilion a... May 22, 2024 07:30 PM - 10:45 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
Lisburn Chess Club City Championship 6 Round FIDE (pending confirmation) Classical Tournament May 25, 2024 - May 26, 2024 — Lisburn Chess Club, 60-62 Longstone Street, Lisburn
Ulster Fischer Random Rapidplay Championship 2024 7 rounds of Fischer Random Chess, Sunday 2nd June at the Civil Service Pavilion. Jun 02, 2024 10:30 AM - 06:00 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
Sixth Executive Board Meeting Agenda TBC Jun 11, 2024 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM — Maynard Sinclair Pavilion
Annual General Meeting 2023-2024 Jun 17, 2024 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM — Fall Bowling Club, 63 Andersonstown Road
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