Current news in Ulster Chess

The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
Newry Festival Report

Newry Festival Report

Over the last weekend of May, there was plenty of chess activity in Newry!

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The Belfast Megafinals took place on Saturday 14th May 2022

The Belfast Megafinals took place on Saturday 14th May 2022

An opportunity to qualify for the Delancey Chess Challenge Gigafinals and to be part of one of the most prestigous and largest of childrens chess competitions. Players gathered at Methodist college for a day of chess and puzzle solving.

The Belfast Megafinals took place on Saturday 14th May 2022 - Read More…

Ards Blitz Championship Tournament Report

Ards Blitz Championship Tournament Report

Ards hosted a Blitz Championship on Saturday 21st May 2022 and we have the results.

Ards Blitz Championship Tournament Report - Read More…

Chess in Newry gets a start

Chess in Newry gets a start

As part of its outreach programme, Bangor Chess Club is lending equipment and support to a children’s arts centre in Newry to help promote chess in the city.

Chess in Newry gets a start - Read More…

Ulster Chronicles

Slowly but surely the archives are receiving content from previous years including Ulster News postings, newspaper reports from Rookies clippings service, and other sources. Our games archive is starting to build up too!

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Upcoming Events
Summer Chess School 2022 The Ulster Chess Union is running a 3 Day Summer Chess School for Children, Beginners to Expert. Aug 10, 2022 - Aug 12, 2022 — Ormeau Park - one of the Bowling Club halls - to be confirmed.
15th week of the Summer Tournament : Civil Service Pavilion : 10th August The Summer Tournament is back at Civil Service Social Club starting every Wednesday at the Maynard Sinclair Pavilion unt... Aug 10, 2022 07:30 PM - 10:45 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
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
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
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