Current news in Ulster Chess

The Ulster Chess Union is responsible for organising, administering and developing chess in the Province of Northern Ireland.
6 upcoming FIDE rated events for August/September

6 upcoming FIDE rated events for August/September

Northern Ireland will see 6 FIDE-rated events during mid-August to the end of September. Ranging from blitz to rapid and classic tournaments, there’s something for all. Early booking is advised as most of the venues have a set limit on capacity.

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Danny Roberts comments on City of Belfast play

Danny Roberts comments on City of Belfast play

Danny took the time to look over the games from the recent City of Belfast tournament. He gave us his commentary on one of the games

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4 of our young players make their FIDE blitz debuts in the July rating list

4 of our young players make their FIDE blitz debuts in the July rating list

Brendan Jamison has been a driving force to get as many of our local players onto the FIDE rating ladder. So far in 2022, he has held 12 FIDE rated events during Jan-May and has many more planned for Sept-Dec. This remains his top passion within the local chess scene and each month sees about 4 new local players appear on the FIDE rating lists.

4 of our young players make their FIDE blitz debuts in the July rating list - Read More…

News story: Elephant Chess Sculpture creates magic trail across Belfast city centre

News story: Elephant Chess Sculpture creates magic trail across Belfast city centre

International sculptor Brendan Jamison has created a chess-themed charity sculpture for the NI Hospice in a special city-wide art spectacle this summer. From 20th June, 30 uniquely designed Elmer elephants will appear on the streets of Belfast to form the biggest-ever public art trail the city has ever seen, running for ten weeks until 31st August 2022.

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Ulster Rapidplay Championship 2022 took place on Sunday 22nd May.

Ulster Rapidplay Championship 2022 took place on Sunday 22nd May.

Some 26 players gathered at the Civil Service Pavilion. 12 in the top section and 14 in the intermediate section. With a time limit of 20mins and 5 secs - we were in for some good chess.

Ulster Rapidplay Championship 2022 took place on Sunday 22nd May. - Read More…

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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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