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The Stormont Elite Chess Tournament 2012 and Award Ceremony

The Stormont Elite Chess Tournament 2012 and Award Ceremony

Kieran McCarthy MLA invited the top young chess players to Stormont to play a tournament and receive awards for the year.

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2012 Ulster Championships underway

For the sixth successive year the Europa Hotel is hosting the Ulster Chess Union's premier tournament over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

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2012 Ulster Championship results

After three days and six rounds of competitive chess at Belfast's Europa Hotel, three Ulster Championship titles have been decided.

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Another successful Summer School

Another successful Summer School

Held for the third year running the UCU ran another brilliant Summer Chess School. With Steve Scannell and Michael Waters providing some brilliant workshops.

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The Summer tournament. 2 Match playing weeks left then prize-giving.

The Summer tournament. 2 Match playing weeks left then prize-giving.

Only two weeks of play left. How do the players stand. The three section leaders all have the potential to win the whole tournament. Top Section leader: Pat Colemen 77.78% Middle Section leader: Matthew Chapman 80% Lower Section leader: David Seaby 71.88%

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Belfast Culture Night. Cafe Chess Playing at Caffe Nero, 19 Lombard St.  21st September 5:00pm til late

Belfast Culture Night. Cafe Chess Playing at Caffe Nero, 19 Lombard St. 21st September 5:00pm til late

Enjoy meeting potential new chess players. Play chess and enjoy the cafe experience. Share your enthusiasm for the game. At Caffe Nero, 19 Lombard St. September 21st 5:00pm til late. This is part of the Belfast annual Culture Night ( http://culturenightbelfast.com ). With lots of exciting public events celebrating culture.

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Individual Ulster Chess Union Fees for this Year

The AGM has set the Fees for the Ulster Chess Union at £10 Member £5 Concession The Ulster Chess Union Provides Chess Tournaments in Northern Ireland. Calculates and publishes the rating list. Runs the Chess League. and many other chess related activities

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A brilliant Evening of Social Chess - Belfast Culture Night

A brilliant Evening of Social Chess - Belfast Culture Night

Everyone had a brilliant evening - what could possibly beat this! meeting new people, drinking delicious coffee and playing chess. One felt proud to be part of the Ulster Chess Union, proud to be involved with the Belfast Culture Night, proud to part of Belfasts friendly people.

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Summer Tournament Awards Evening and Active Competition: Weds 26th September.

Summer Tournament Awards Evening and Active Competition: Weds 26th September.

The end of the Summer tournament was celebrated on Weds 26th September with a time handicap active. The difference of the players ratings sets the times on the clocks from 10min:10min to 2min:18min. Players are at their most even. At the end of the evening Prizes and certificates are awarded to the Summer Tournament Winners. All agreed many thanks to the brilliant venue - the Civil Service Social Club.

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Problems from Belfast Culture Night

Problems from Belfast Culture Night

These are both challenging and elegent. Problems handed out on fliers during Belfast Culture Night 2012.

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Autumn Lists Published

Autumn Lists Published

The autumn ratings lists have been published

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Spring 2013 Lists Published

Spring 2013 Lists Published

The spring ratings lists for 2013 have been published

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Nigel Short GM MBE playing in Belfast  - a simultaneous exhibition on Tuesday 26th February 2013

Nigel Short GM MBE playing in Belfast - a simultaneous exhibition on Tuesday 26th February 2013

An opportunity not to be missed. Your chance to play Nigel Short GM MBE in a simultaneous chess display in Belfast on Tuesday 26th February 2013 . Nigel Short tied first place at the British Championships at the age of 14. He became a GM at the age of 19. He was ranked 3rd in the World and challenged Kasparov for the Ultimate title of World Champion.

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The Belfast LJCC Qualifier 2012

The Belfast LJCC Qualifier 2012

The 3rd Belfast LJCC Qualifier took place on Saturday 6th October. The calibre of players was high. Unfortunately the numbers were low. This is a once in a year opportunity to qualify for the prestigious London Junior Chess Championships where the UK's top young players battle.

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New Kid on the Block

New Kid on the Block

A new chess club has started up in South Belfast

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League begins week starting 22nd October

League begins week starting 22nd October

League begins week starting 22nd October. Venues and Nights - ** please note Belfast South is now Thursday evening. ** 11 Teams. First half of competition is an all-play-all results from which will split the teams into 2 leagues.

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Mallusk Chess Club

Magherafelt travelling people have settled in Mallusk

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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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Upcoming Events
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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