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2014-2015 season

Articles from 2013-2014 season under the editorship of Adrian Donford-Smith

This was a busy year for news items as a couple of regular posters provided reports from league matches and long running tournaments.

The season also saw the rejuvenation of a monthly Newsletter which itself encouraged the creation of regular tournament reports.

The Belfast City has been moved from 24/25 May to June 7/8

Unfortunately unexpected issues with our venue has meant we have had to move the dates of the Belfast City tournament. It will now take place on 7/8th June.

The Belfast City has been moved from 24/25 May to June 7/8 - Read More…

Only 7 weeks left

Only 7 weeks left

The Summer Tournament is into the home straight with only 7 weeks left to go. Over the past 11 weeks there has been some fine, competitive chess and plenty of upsets and turnarounds with plenty more to come no doubt.

Only 7 weeks left - Read More…

Summer School 2014. A new venue and lots of fun.

Summer School 2014. A new venue and lots of fun.

This year saw the Summer School at a new venue. The Ballynafeigh Bowling Club - Ormeau Park. A beautiful setting for some fun chess. We had 14 youngsters playing endgames, solving problems and playing in a competition.

Summer School 2014. A new venue and lots of fun. - Read More…

Ulster Championships 2014 - report after day 2

Ulster Championships 2014 - report after day 2

The Ulster Championships are being held over the August Bank Holiday weekend at the Belfast Europa Hotel.

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Summer Tournament enters final 3 weeks

Summer Tournament enters final 3 weeks

With 3 weeks left players need to ensure they complete the 10 necessary games and also not to lose points by playing 2 of the last three games. Who is winning....

Summer Tournament enters final 3 weeks - Read More…

Kruk returns from Tromso with WFM title

Kruk returns from Tromso with WFM title

There was Ulster interest in the recent Chess Olympiad in Tromso as Ballynafeigh's Karina Kruk performed well for the Irish women's team.

Kruk returns from Tromso with WFM title - Read More…

Upcoming UCU Competitions

Upcoming UCU Competitions

3 UCU weekend tournaments will be held between now and the New Year.

Upcoming UCU Competitions - Read More…

Belfast Culture Night. Cafe Chess Playing at Caffe Nero, 19 Lombard St. 19th September 4:00pm til late

Belfast Culture Night. Cafe Chess Playing at Caffe Nero, 19 Lombard St. 19th September 4:00pm 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 19th 4:00pm til late. This is part of the Belfast annual Culture Night ( http://culturenightbelfast.com ). With lots of exciting public events celebrating culture.

Belfast Culture Night. Cafe Chess Playing at Caffe Nero, 19 Lombard St. 19th September 4:00pm til late - Read More…

Chess fun and enthusiasm at Belfast Culture Night

Chess fun and enthusiasm at Belfast Culture Night

Belfast Culture Night is a buzz of activity. Surrounded by this cultural warmth a set of chess tables waited for players. And they werent disappointed. Friends, family, people who love chess sat and played enjoying Cafe Chess.

Chess fun and enthusiasm at Belfast Culture Night - Read More…

Summer tournament Awards

Summer tournament Awards

Wednesday 24th September saw the Summer tournament Prize giving and an active play handicap. Where players are awarded more time depending on the difference of rating with their opponent. A fast and furious competition....who would win?

Summer tournament Awards - Read More…

The Belfast and District Leagues re-organised

The Belfast and District Leagues re-organised

Due to the unfortunate departure of the current holders of the Silver King, Fisherwick. The league controller has had to make some late changes to the fixtures. The league starts this coming week. We are looking forward to 21 weeks of chess battles. Ending week of March 31st.

The Belfast and District Leagues re-organised - Read More…

Childrens Chess Champion Crowned

Childrens Chess Champion Crowned

On October 4th this years series of Childrens Chess tournaments started at Methodist College. We had battleChess, Chess Puzzles, informal coaching and plenty of chess games. A form1 pupil Peter Todd (Bangor Grammar) won the Secondary school section and P5 Pheobe Patterson (home educated) won the Primary section.....The gauntlet has been thrown who out there can beat these champions?

Childrens Chess Champion Crowned - Read More…

B & D Leagues 2014/15 - Week 1

B & D Leagues 2014/15 - Week 1

The Belfast & District Leagues are now underway for the 2014/15 season - despite the withdrawal of the Silver King holders Fisherwick, it looks set to be as competitive as ever.

B & D Leagues 2014/15 - Week 1 - Read More…

League Rules and Squad Lists

League Rules and Squad Lists

Belfast and District League rules and squad lists for the 2014 - 2015 season

League Rules and Squad Lists - Read More…

The launch of the Eddie Whiteside Chess Library

The launch of the Eddie Whiteside Chess Library

This weekends Ulster Masters sees the launch of the Eddie Whiteside Chess Library. Some 40 excellent books will be available to borrow. This is an exciting new project for the UCU to encourage the study of chess and the use of this excellent educational resource.

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Eddie Whiteside Library

Eddie Whiteside Library

The first books were loaned out of the new Eddie Whiteside Library at the Ulster Masters.

Eddie Whiteside Library - Read More…

News
FIDE Rating Report - February 21 players make their FIDE rating debuts in the 1st Feb rating list - FIDE Rating Report by Brendan Jamison, FIDE Nation... Feb 02, 2023
IM Mark Orr to headline Ulster Rapidplay 2023 International Master Mark Orr, the most renowned player to ever come out of Bangor Chess Club, will be be returning on 1... Feb 02, 2023
February programming at Bangor Chess Club Jan 29, 2023
UCU Simultaneous will take place on thursday 16th February 2023 We will be playing GM Benjamin Finegold (online). At the Civil Service Pavilion. Other dates for your diaries are the Ci... Jan 29, 2023
Childrens Chess Grandprix Standings after January 2023 With 2 of the 5 childrens chess tournaments completed we have the standings so far in the Grandprix. There are 3 more to... Jan 29, 2023
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Upcoming Events
Sligo Spring Tournament 2023 A popular event for which the UCU was glad to receive an invite. The tournament will be held 3-5 February Feb 03, 2023 - Feb 05, 2023 — Diamond Coast Hotel, Enniscrone, Co Sligo, F26 E9F9
FIDE-rated Lisburn Rapid Championship 2023 Friday 10th Feb. Friday 10th February 2023 This is event 9 of 10 in the NI FIDE Rapid Grand Prix 2022/2023 Feb 10, 2023 07:00 PM - 10:15 PM — Lisburn Chess Club, 60-62 Longstone Street
February 11th Childrens Chess 12:30 – 5:00 The monthly schools chess tournaments continues at Methodist College. Feb 11, 2023 12:30 PM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College,1 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6BY
City of Bangor Winter Blitz 2023 A 6 round competition with a time control of 10+0 on Thursday 16th February Feb 16, 2023 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM — Church of Ireland Groomsport Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR
Ladies Day The second in the 2022/2023 season Ladies Day event will be held by Greenisland FC Chess Club Feb 26, 2023 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM — Greenisland FC Chess Club, 100 Glenkeen Avenue, Greenisland, BT38 8ST
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