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Articles and Reports for the season

Scannell, Newman and Murphy: 2009 champions

The Ulster Championships were held over the August Bank Holiday weekend at the Europa Hotel, Belfast.

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Chess at Stormont 2009

The award ceremony for the Top young players and a Stormont Elite Chess competition at the Invitation of Green MLA Brian Wilson. An enjoyable end to the 2008/9 Series of Childrens Chess Tournaments.

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Hammel Cup 2009

Hammel Cup 2009

The UCU Summer Tournament was hosted this year by North Belfast Chess Club.

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North Belfast Handicap Rapidplay 2009

North Belfast Handicap Rapidplay 2009

After the UCU Summer Tournament ends each year, it is customary to hold the prizegiving the following week alongside a rapidplay handicap tournament.

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Museum Rapidplay 2009 report

On the 22nd November 2009 the UCU organised a Rapidplay tournament in the Belfast Room of the Ulster Museum. This was exactly one month after the Museum had re-opened following a three year closure and £17.2m refurbishment.

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Ulster Schools' Individuals Tournament 2009

The Ulster Schools Chess Council organised its 2009 Individual Championships at Methodist College, Belfast on Saturday 5th December.

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Ulster Rapidplay Championship 2009

For the fifth successive year the UCU's Championship Rapidplay was held over the Christmas holiday period at Belfast Boat Club.

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Fisherwick players dominate Williamson Shield

The 2010 edition of the Williamson Shield was held over the last weekend in January.

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QUB March 2010 Blitz

QUB Chess Club held another of its blitz tournaments at a new venue.

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QUB Rapid 2010 report

QUB Rapid 2010 report

On March 20th 2010 QUB played host to Belfast’s richest ever one day chess event, with the Spring sunshine and £1,000 prize fund attracting nearly 50 competitors from all over Ireland.

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Parlour April Blitz Report

Parlour April Blitz Report

QUB Chess brought its business back to The Parlour for another night of bar blitz. The lively south Belfast bar was the scene for a remarkable tournament which was sensationally only decided in the very last second of a play-off for first place. For the sizeable contingent of newcomers and the onlooking crowd this made for a great spectacle, for the regulars it will come as no surprise that the description tells the tale of a Steve “Metronome” Scannell win.

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Results from the 2010 City of Belfast Championships

The Championships were held at the Civil Service Maynard Sinclair Pavilion on 15-16 May.

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2010 AGM Report

A review of the main points arising from the 2010 AGM.

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QUB August Blitz, Café Krem, Monday 31 August 2009

After the final round of the Ulster Championships, nine players hot-footed it from the Europa Hotel to Queens’ University a mile away for another instalment of QUB blitz chess.

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QUB October Blitz, Café Krem, 29 October 2009

The QUB Chess Club celebrated the start of the University season with another of its open blitz tournaments.

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News
Omagh Rapidplay 3rd Dec 2022 - tournament report by B. Jamison 104 players have now taken part in the NI Rapid Grand Prix, with Omagh the 7th out of 10 tournaments in the series. On 3... Dec 04, 2022
December 2022 FIDE rating report - 14 more players make a debut Report by B. Jamison, FIDE National Arbiter The month of November saw a big wave of FIDE-rated events, with 14 players ... Dec 02, 2022
London Junior Chess Championships, Belfast Qualifier 1st Oct 2022 Methodist College series of Monthly tournaments kicked off with the qualifier for the prestigious London Junior Chess Ch... Nov 27, 2022
Eddie Hanzharov wins Gold Coast Blitz with 6/6 On 17th November, Bangor Chess Club held its last FIDE-rated event of 2022, the Gold Coast Blitz. Nov 26, 2022
December programming at Bangor Chess Club Nov 22, 2022
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Ulster Schools Individual Championships 2022 Come and challenge to become the Ulster Schools Chess Champion 2022. 10th December at Methodist College. Dec 10, 2022 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College,1 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6BY
FIDE-rated Ulster Blitz Championship 2022 Dec 29th The annual Ulster Blitz Championship will be FIDE rated and held at Greenisland FC Chess Club on Thursday 29th December. Dec 29, 2022 10:15 AM - 04:00 PM — Greenisland FC Clubhouse, 100 Glenkeen Av, Greenisland, BT38 8ST
FIDE-rated Dundonald Rapid Championship 2023 Saturday 7th January 2023. Civil Service Pavilion. This is event 8 of 10 in the NI FIDE Rapid Grand Prix 2022/2023 Jan 07, 2023 11:45 AM - 07:00 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
Williamson Championship 2023 20th-22nd January Start the New year with this wonderful historic tournament - over 100 years old - The Williamson Shield 2023. 5 rounds o... Jan 20, 2023 - Jan 22, 2023 — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
3rd Executive Board Meeting Location and agenda TBC Jan 24, 2023 - Jan 31, 2023 — TBC
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