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2018-2019 season

Archived articles from the 2018-2019 season
Strand 1 confirmed as new league champs after win over QUB 1

Strand 1 confirmed as new league champs after win over QUB 1

(B&D League 2018/19 Week 19) Strand 1 have secured their first ever Silver King after a 3.5-1.5 victory at QUB 1.

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April Childrens Chess at Methodist College

April Childrens Chess at Methodist College

Top chess youngsters play at Methodist College on April 13th 2019 - the last of the series of Childrens Chess afternoons.

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Message from League Controller in relation to QUB 3 withdrawing from Division 3

Dear league players, unfortunately QUB 3 were unable to play their last 3 league fixtures due to exam season and had to withdraw from the league.

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Final Standings for the 2019 Childrens Chess Grandprix

Final Standings for the 2019 Childrens Chess Grandprix

With the April Childrens Chess completed we have the final standings for the 2019 Grandprix. The top four of each section get invited to Stormont for an award ceremony and Elite Chess Tournament.

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Bangor 2 seal Division 3 plate as QUB 3 withdraw

Bangor 2 seal Division 3 plate as QUB 3 withdraw

(B&D League 2018/19 Week 20) The Fruithill Ravens thought they were still in the Division 3 Plate race after a win over Ballynafeigh 3 - but the withdrawal of their Week 21 opponents means that Bangor 2 cannot now be caught.

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Latest Amended League Rules 2019

Its always good to know the league rules - these have had some minor modifications.

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Ulster Chess Union AGM - candidates standing for the Board

The AGM is being held at the Civil Service Pavilion Saturday 25th May. The current candidates for the board.

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Ross Harris awarded National Arbiter title

Ross Harris awarded National Arbiter title

Our second National Arbiter - Ross Harris was awarded the title after completing the training and gaining two Arbiter norms.

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Enniskillen Rapidplay Championships 2019

Enniskillen Rapidplay Championships 2019

Some brilliant chess at the fantastic location of Lough Erne Resort on Saturday 18th May.

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 Tournament Report for City of Belfast Championships 2019

Tournament Report for City of Belfast Championships 2019

Held at The Pavilion, part of the Stormont Estate and location of the NICS chess club, the City of Belfast Championships were a terrific bank holiday weekend of chess. Some enjoyed playing on home turf, while others travelled a great distance to participate; Nikolai Dimitrov took the train all the way from Dublin! Report By Ciaran Rowan, Assistant Arbiter

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Minutes from the 2019 UCU AGM

Minutes from the 2019 UCU AGM

With the election of Officers and the awarding of the league prizes and the looking back over the chess year to our many successes.

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Delancey UK Chess Challenge Northern Ireland Megafinal 2019

Delancey UK Chess Challenge Northern Ireland Megafinal 2019

Young top chess players met at Methodist College on Saturday May 11th to play in the Delancey UK Chess Challenge Northern Ireland Megafinal. This is part of the largest childrens competition in the World. Who would qualify for the next stage - the Gigafinals?

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Belfast Scholastic - Stormont Awards 2019

Belfast Scholastic - Stormont Awards 2019

MLA Chris Lyttle invites the top Chess players to Stormont to be presented with awards and to play in the Belfast Elite Championship.

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Fully booked **  Summer Chess School 2019 August 7th - 9th.

Fully booked ** Summer Chess School 2019 August 7th - 9th.

The Childrens Summer Chess School is being held at Ballynafeigh Bowling Club now in its 10th Year - Fully booked.

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Summer School a brilliant 3 days of chess endings

Summer School a brilliant 3 days of chess endings

The annual Ulster Chess Union Summer Chess School took place on 7th, 8th, 9th August at the beautiful venue of Ballynafeigh Bowling Club. With the assistance of Ross Harris, Geoff Hindley and Michael Wong.

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Summer Tournament with only 3 weeks of competition left

Summer Tournament with only 3 weeks of competition left

The standings, after 18 weeks of chess and only 3 weeks of competition left. Whos winning. Whos close - and a reminder that players need to play 2 out of the last 3 weeks...

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One week left and then Prize Giving and Quick play time handicap

One week left and then Prize Giving and Quick play time handicap

The summer tournament has one week proper play left. Followed a week latter by the Prize Giving and a Quick play handicap tournament. Hows the standings - whos fighting to win.....

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The last round of  this years Summer Tournament was played on Sept 18th 2019 what are the Standings?

The last round of this years Summer Tournament was played on Sept 18th 2019 what are the Standings?

The Summer tournament has now played for 21 weeks - A drop in tournament - setup to allow players to play during the Summer months when alot of clubs close. With plenty of exciting chess. Next week we have a fun quick play tournament and award ceremony - all welcome.

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Summer Tournament Award Ceremony and fun tournament

Summer Tournament Award Ceremony and fun tournament

On the last Wednesday of September 25th 2019 we had the Summer Tournament awards and the usual Fun tournament with a time handicap.

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News
The Belfast Megafinal took place on 11th May 2024 We are fortunate to be able to run the Belfast Megafinal where players can qualify for the Delancey Chess Challenge and ... Jun 17, 2024
Annual General Meeting 2024 2023/2024 season is rapidly coming to a close and with this comes the announcement of the UCU’s Annual General Meeting... Jun 15, 2024
The Ulster Fischer Random Championship took place on Sunday 2nd June. With 7 rounds of 20mins and 5 sec increments. Each round having a different starting position. We were on to see who wou... Jun 09, 2024
June 2024 FIDE NI rating report By Brendan Jamison May 31, 2024
Fantastic Chess Top prize money and a Brilliant Chess Tournament the City of Belfast 2024 The excellent surrounds of the Civil Service Pavilion played host to the Ulster Chess Union City of Belfast 2024. With s... May 27, 2024
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