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Archived articles from the 2017-2018 season
Andrew Todd Simultaneous

Andrew Todd Simultaneous

On 22nd July 2017 Andrew Todd will be participating in a Simultaneous exhibition to raise money for Aberdeen University Chess Club.

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Top young players do well at Delancey Northern GigaFinals

Top young players do well at Delancey Northern GigaFinals

11 Players travelled to Wright Robinson College in Manchester to take part in the Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge Northern GigaFinal. To play top players from the UK. There were some 1000 children - the atmosphere was excited and tense with anticipation.

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Fun at the Summer School

Fun at the Summer School

This years UCU childrens summer school was held at the excellent venue of Ballynafeigh Bowling Club - Ormeau Park. Over 3 days 2/3/4 August - 12 young chess players enjoyed playing chess, solving problems.

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The Ulster Champion Stephen Rush plays in the British Championships

The Ulster Champion Stephen Rush plays in the British Championships

This year Ulster was represented by Stephen Rush at the British Championships. We watched with excitement - Stephen was ranked 103 out of 103 - but those who know Stephen know hes capable of winning and has an excellent tenacious style. How did he do....

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Summer Tournament Update at Week 14

Summer Tournament Update at Week 14

We are well into the Summer Tournament with plenty of brilliant chess - how do people stand....

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Martin Kelly and Graeme Mccormick at the British

Martin Kelly and Graeme Mccormick at the British

Martin Kelly and Graeme Mccormick at the British. With report from the unbeaten Martin Kelly.

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St Petersburg v Belfast match report

St Petersburg v Belfast match report

On Friday 18 August 2017, twelve players from Belfast travelled to Russia for an exciting week long chess trip. Located in the North East of Saint Petersburg, the Kalininsky Sports School hosted the international chess match, an event that was planned over the past 8 months by Mikhail Pavlov (1795) and Brendan Jamison (1747). The staff and coaches at Kalininsky were extremely warm and friendly and they presented a fun-filled week of chess activities for Team Belfast.

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Ulster Chess Championships 2017

Ulster Chess Championships 2017

The Ulster Chess Championships were held over the weekend of 2nd/3rd September at the brilliant location of the Europa Hotel.

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The new School year has started and the Childrens Chess Tournament series kicks-off

The new School year has started and the Childrens Chess Tournament series kicks-off

The first in the monthly tournaments for this academic year is the London Junior Chess Championship Belfast Qualifier on Saturday 7th October.

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Belfast Culture Night 2017. Cafe Chess Playing at Caffe Nero.

Belfast Culture Night 2017. Cafe Chess Playing at Caffe Nero.

Belfast Culture Night. 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 22nd 4:00pm 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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Presentation to Ray Devenney for outstanding contribution to Ulster Chess

Presentation to Ray Devenney for outstanding contribution to Ulster Chess

In recognition of Ray's outstanding contribution to Ulster Chess , Belfast South Chess Club organised a presentation for him at The Bankers Club 20th September 2017. The presentation took place on the penultimate evening of the Eglantine Summer Tournament in which has Ray has been a participant.

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The final round of the Summer Tournament

The final round of the Summer Tournament

The final round of the Summer Tournament was played on Wednesday 20th September. After 20 weeks of brilliant chess the results have been calculated.

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Another brilliant evening of Culture, Coffee and Chess

Another brilliant evening of Culture, Coffee and Chess

Friday September 22nd and time for Belfast Culture Night. Outside Cafe Nero were tables ladden with chess boards waiting to be played ...

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Ulster Masters 2017

Ulster Masters 2017

A thrilling weekend of chess saw three closely fought sections, with 10 players scooping prizes on the Sunday evening.

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The Summer tournament award ceremony took place on 27th September

The Summer tournament award ceremony took place on 27th September

Always a brilliant evening the Summer Tournament award ceremony and a thrilling quick play with a difference....

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London Junior Chess Championship Qualifier - Belfast 2017

London Junior Chess Championship Qualifier - Belfast 2017

One of the top youth tournaments has a group of Qualifying tournaments - Belfast hosts one of these. It took place at Methodist College on 14th October.

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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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