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Ulster Championships 2024 : FIDE Rated

6 rounds at 90mins + 30secs. 3 sections. The top Ulster Competition. FIDE Rated.

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Aug 24, 2024 09:15 AM to
Aug 26, 2024 08:00 PM


Queens University, South Dinning Hall, University Rd, Belfast, BT7 1NN

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Dates & Times:

3 day bank holiday weekend event

Saturday August 24

Sunday August 25

Monday August 26

Check-in / Entry fee payments:

9:15am to 9:45am

Round 1: 10am

Round 2:  3pm

Round 3: 10am

Round 4:  3pm

Round 5: 10am

Round 6:  3pm


Queens University, South Dinning Hall, Belfast



Senior (Over 1700)

Intermediate (1400-1699)

Junior (Under 1400)

Time control:

90 minutes + 30 second increments. Recording of moves is compulsory for entire duration of game.


FIDE rules will apply. Mobile phones must be switched off and placed beside you on the table in the playing hall. If a phone makes a noise you will be warned and your opponent will be award 2 mins. If it happens a second time you will loose the game.

Default time for absent players is 30 minutes.  For each round, all players should be seated 5 minutes before start time to listen to announcements.

To win a perpetual cup in any of the sections, the player must have lived for at least 12 months in one of the 9 counties of Ulster.

Entry Fees:

Late entry fee is £25 on the day + annual UCU fee for the 2024/2025 season

If registered by noon on Friday 16 August 2024, the early entry fee is £20 + Annual UCU fee

The combined entry fees for early entrants:

£45 for adults

(20 tournament fee + 25 UCU membership)

£35 for adults with ICU membership

(20 tournament fee + 15 UCU membership)

£30 for Under 18s

(20 tournament fee + 10 UCU membership)

The UCU fees that each player pays at check-in will cover players to 31 August 2025

Please note all players living in Northern Ireland must pay their UCU fee on top of entry fee on the morning of the tournament. The option to defer UCU annual payment (to be collected by the local clubs later in the season) is no longer permissable.

Chief Arbiter:

Mark Newman NA

Registration deadline:

12 noon on Wednesday 21 August 2024

To register please email National Arbiter : Mark Newman