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Tournament Report by Chris Dorrian  Greenisland Football Club Chess Winter Blitz Bash

Tournament Report by Chris Dorrian Greenisland Football Club Chess Winter Blitz Bash

On the 25th November 2022 GFC Chess hosted a Fide Blitz Tournament in support of the Greenisland Community Fridge. The entry fee was a jar of coffee and a toiletry item that the Community Fridge was able to share with its clients. As the cost of living crisis deepens and people continue to struggle through the winter, it is great that the Chess Community is able to support. Over 25 clients will benefit from the range of gifts provided.

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Childrens Chess 5th November 2022 at Methodist College

Childrens Chess 5th November 2022 at Methodist College

Youngsters gathered at Methodist College for an afternoon of chess games and puzzle solving. The first in our Childrens Chess afternoons over which a Grandprix is run resulting in top players being invited to an Elite tournament and Prize Ceremony usually held at Stormont.

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Celebration of Ulster Players playing outside of Ulster autumn 2022

Celebration of Ulster Players playing outside of Ulster autumn 2022

Two players represented Ulster in the British Blitz Championships. Ethan Cole played in the International Youth ChessMates Tournament in Magdeburg, Germany. Thomas Donaldson played in the British Championships and we had several players playing in the Delancey Chess Challenge Giga-finals.

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Remembering warmer evenings! Summer Tournament award ceremony and Fun quickplay tournamant 2022.

Remembering warmer evenings! Summer Tournament award ceremony and Fun quickplay tournamant 2022.

The end of the Summer sees the final evening of the Summer tournament with a fun handicap tournament and prize giving. So players gathered at the Civil Service Pavilion to celebrate a Summer of great chess on Sept 28th 2022.

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Upcoming Events
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
Greenisland FC Chess - The Valentine's Day Recovery Greenisland FC Chess Club will host a FIDE rated blitz on Friday 24th February Feb 24, 2023 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM — Greenisland FC Chess Club, 100 Glenkeen Avenue, Greenisland, BT38 8ST
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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