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December programming at Bangor Chess Club

Thursday 1 December 2022        Double Simul                                   7:30pm to 9:30pm

Grandad Richard Proctor (FIDE rapid rating: 1482) v Grandson Caleb McClean (FIDE blitz rating: 1414)

Richard will take on 8 players rated 1000-1200, Caleb will play 8 players rated 0-1000.

Medals for top 3 players in each simul. Register early for a place. Friendly boards on far side of hall

Thursday 8 December 2022        7:00pm to 9:30pm

Education Night: Caro-Kann Rapid - all games will begin with   1. e4  c6,  2. d4  d5

On the demo board, a basic opening introduction to the Caro-Kann Defence from 7pm to 7:30pm. The talk will be accompanied by an A4 hand-out covering the variations.

This will be followed by a 5 round non-rated rapid from 7:30pm to 9:45pm. This event is part of our education programme to help widen our understanding of openings. We will select a different opening on each of our education nights throughout the season.

5 rounds. Time control 12+0.         Take seats at 7:30pm for the tournament.

On same night: League fixture: Bangor B v Citi Knights – to be played on far side of hall at 7:45pm.

Home team to set-up and take down the tables, chairs, sets, boards, clocks and score-sheets.

Thursday 15 December 2022      Sam Lynn Memorial Classic week 3            7:30pm to 10:30pm

Free entry. Remember to register in advance if you want to play.                Remember a pen! 3 sections. Perpetual shields will be awarded to the 3 champions. UCU rated.


Thursday 22 December 2022                                                                                     7:30pm to 9:30pm

Bangor Bullet Championship 2022. Free entry. Certificates awarded to prize-winners. Remember to register in advance if you want to play. Arrive at club by 7:25pm at latest.

Time control is 2+1, therefore games will last between approximately 5 minutes.

10 rounds. Over-the-board bullet tournaments are not rated so we use a player’s blitz rating for seeding purposes.

Thursday 29 December 2022                                                                                     7:30pm to 9:30pm

No club this week, closed for the Christmas break. However, the Ulster Blitz Championship is running at Greenisland Chess Club on this day. FIDE rated. 18 rounds of 3+2. Contact Chris Dorrian if keen to play. If interested, please visit for more info.

£18 entry fee, concession £12. Entry fees are being donated to the Greenisland foodbank.