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The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
Childrens Chess Grandprix Standings after March 2024 Tournament.

Childrens Chess Grandprix Standings after March 2024 Tournament.

We have only one Childrens Chess Tournament left April 13th. We celebrate young chess talent at the end of year Award Ceremony and Elite Chess tournament. Usually held at Stormont in June. The top 4 pupils of each section are invited. We have a grandprix system to allocate points per tournament. Find the current standings below.

Childrens Chess Grandprix Standings after March 2024 Tournament. - Read More…

Childrens Chess Tournament at Methodist College on 9th March 2024

Childrens Chess Tournament at Methodist College on 9th March 2024

Our monthly schools events continues. With approx 28 pupils playing and solving chess puzzles at Methodist College. This months event was sponsored by Brypol Electrical.

Childrens Chess Tournament at Methodist College on 9th March 2024 - Read More…

Childrens Chess Grandprix Standings after February 2024 Tournament.

Childrens Chess Grandprix Standings after February 2024 Tournament.

We celebrate young chess talent at the end of year Award Ceremony and Elite Chess tournament. Usually held at Stormont in June. The top 4 pupils of each section are invited. We have a grandprix system to allocate points per tournament. Find the current standings below.

Childrens Chess Grandprix Standings after February 2024 Tournament. - Read More…

March 2024 FIDE NI Rating Report – 14 players make a debut  by FIDE National Arbiter Brendan Jamison

March 2024 FIDE NI Rating Report – 14 players make a debut by FIDE National Arbiter Brendan Jamison

Well done to 14 more players gaining a FIDE rating on the 1st March rating list. The season is almost over but we have one last major speed event scheduled for April, the Ulster Rapidplay, taking place on Saturday 6th April at the beautiful harbour village of Groomsport (City of Bangor Chess Club). We’re almost at max capacity with 5 spaces left so if you’re keen to play, please register with the event organiser/arbiter Brendan Jamison at fidechessni@gmail.com

March 2024 FIDE NI Rating Report – 14 players make a debut by FIDE National Arbiter Brendan Jamison - Read More…

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FIDE RATED Bangor Towerview Teen Challenge Charity Blitz 2024 Jul 25, 2024 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM — Towerview Church Hall, 47 Towerview Crescent, Bangor, BT19 6BA, Northern Ireland
The Citi Belfast Charity Rapidplay 2024 FIDE rated rapidplay tournament at Citi Offices on Thursday 1st August Round 1 starts at 7:30pm. All monies being donat... Aug 01, 2024 07:00 PM - 10:30 PM — Citi, Gateway Offices, 60 Sydenham Rd, Belfast BT3 9DP.
Simul at Bangor Further details to follow Aug 08, 2024 07:30 PM - 10:30 PM — 47 Tower Crescent, Bangor, BT19 6BA
FIDE RATED Bangor Towerview Teen Challenge Charity Rapid 2024 Aug 15, 2024 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM — Towerview Church Hall, 47 Towerview Crescent, Bangor, BT19 6BA, Northern Ireland
Ulster Championships 2024 : FIDE Rated 6 rounds at 90mins + 30secs. 3 sections. The top Ulster Competition. FIDE Rated. Aug 24, 2024 - Aug 26, 2024 — Queens University, South Dinning Hall, University Rd, Belfast, BT7 1NN
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