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2020-2021 season

Archived articles from the 2020-2021 season
The virtual league 2020  Civil Service at home to Ballynafeigh

The virtual league 2020 Civil Service at home to Ballynafeigh

On the evening of Weds 21st October 2020 10 players were ready to play at home on line. To play slow chess 90mins each. Civil Service faced a tough match against Ballynafeigh - whose boards go from Ulsters top players to 1400 players.

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BRITISH ONLINE CHAMPIONSHIPS 18th December - 3rd January

BRITISH ONLINE CHAMPIONSHIPS 18th December - 3rd January

With the cancellation of the British Championships in Torquay over the summer - an online festival will be played over Christmas and the New Year

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Week 2 of the UCU Winter Grand Prix Cyber Blitz 2020

Week 2 of the UCU Winter Grand Prix Cyber Blitz 2020

The Opportunity to play fun but time pressured chess continues. With the second of the Sunday tournaments. The Grandprix is on its way.

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Ethan Cole U12 and Dexter Harris U14 played for Ireland over the weekend 5th/6th Dec 2020

Ethan Cole U12 and Dexter Harris U14 played for Ireland over the weekend 5th/6th Dec 2020

This weekend saw Ireland compete in the Celtic Nations Online Junior Invitational competition. Ulster had two players selected, Ethan Cole in the U12's and Dexter Harris in the U14's.

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Virtual Williamson 2021 Day 1 report: Saturday 30th January 2021.

Virtual Williamson 2021 Day 1 report: Saturday 30th January 2021.

We have 3 rounds on the first day and some 26 players. With 3 talented youngsters in the Intermediates and introducing a top new player to Ulster Tahmankar Mandar in the Seniors. How did it all go...

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Alex Goss has been playing in the 2020 Caplin British Online Championships

Alex Goss has been playing in the 2020 Caplin British Online Championships

Alex Goss representing the UCU at the British has completed the 9 games today January 3rd 2021. How has the competition gone?

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Paul Anderson is crowned champion of the Bangor January Blitz 2021

Paul Anderson is crowned champion of the Bangor January Blitz 2021

Congratulations to Paul Anderson of Civil Service Chess Club, winner of the January mini blitz organised by Bangor Chess Club on LiChess.

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The Winter tournament standings after 16 weeks.

The Winter tournament has been running on mondays for 16 weeks. What are the current standings. With 6 weeks of the tournament left and ending with a fun quick play and award ceremony on the last Monday of March 29th.

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Ulster Chess and Bangor Club lose a much beloved and highly respected member.

Ulster Chess and Bangor Club lose a much beloved and highly respected member.

Ron Henderson passed from this life on Christmas day. Ron was a friend to many in the Ulster Chess World. Many players enjoyed his company and love of the game. Ken Browne remembers his friend, Ron "A gentleman and a scholar".

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Chess NI Youth Championships 2021

Chess NI Youth Championships 2021

On Saturday 20th February 2021 young players aged 8 - 24 played in the NI Youth Chess Championships.

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Coaching theme: The Art of Deflection

Coaching theme: The Art of Deflection

An instructive 22 move game of Danny Roberts illustrating the art of Deflection. Article by Brendan Jamison.

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Three weeks left and the standings for the Winter 2012 Tournament

With 3 rounds left how are the standings. This tournament alot of players have played almost every week. Which makes for a good tournament and occasionally provides some challenging pairings. Most players have played more than the 14 games that allow them to ignore the rule of having to play 2 of the 3 last weeks.

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Two weeks remaining of the Winter Tournament 2021

Follow the progress of the competition to date. We have two weeks remaining with Danny Roberts ahead with a fantastic 85.7% and Michael Hood 2nd on a very good 68.8%.

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Final week of the Winter Tournament coming up.

How do the players stand. Will there be any fight offs or are the positions settled? We have had some 21 weeks of chess and with week 22 on monday 22nd March 2021 the positions are finalised.

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The Virtual Ulster Masters was played on November 21st/22nd 2020

With two sections and some 23 players - the Masters was our first slow weekend Virtual Chess Tournament. With Senior Championship won by Adam Collins and Intermediate won by Andrew Todd.

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News
Naomi Long MLA invites top players for an award ceremony and tournament at Stormont. With the end of the chess season. Naomi Long MLA invited the top young players who were placed in the 4 top places for t... Jun 24, 2024
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
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FIDE RATED Bangor Towerview Teen Challenge Charity Blitz 2024 Jul 25, 2024 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM — Towerview Church Hall, 47 Towerview Crescent, Bangor, BT19 6BA, Northern Ireland
FIDE-RATED Bangor Club Masters Rapid Championship 2024 Sat July 27th 3:00pm - 8:30pm. 8 Rounds of 15 + 0. £100 for the winner. Jul 27, 2024 03:00 PM - 08:30 PM — Towerview Church Hall, 47 Towerview Crescent, Bangor, BT19 6BA
FIDE RATED Downpatrick v Bangor: Team Classic Summer Match 2024 Jul 31, 2024 07:30 PM - 10:30 PM — Denvir’s Hotel, 14 English Street, Downpatrick, BT30 6AB, Northern Ireland
The Citi Belfast Charity Rapidplay 2024 FIDE rated rapidplay tournament at Citi Offices on Thursday 1st August Round 1 starts at 7:30pm. All monies being donat... Aug 01, 2024 07:00 AM - 10:30 PM — Citi, Gateway Offices, 60 Sydenham Rd, Belfast BT3 9DP.
Summer Chess School 2024 - August 7th/8th/9th Weds - Fri The Ulster Chess Union is running a 3 Day Summer Chess School for Children, Beginners to Expert. Aug 07, 2024 - Aug 09, 2024 — Ormeau Park - Ormeaul Bowling Club hall
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