Sunday 19 April 2020

You all make the chess community what it is, thank you for keeping the heart of our chess scene beating loud during this lockdown. It is so heart-warming to know that so many of you are texting, emailing, ringing and playing each other online to keep the vital connection alive. Quite a number of our UCU members are extremely isolated at the moment and living alone so small things like running an online tournament or playing a correspondence game can actually make the world of difference.

Bangor Chess Club Captain Gary Johnston (username: BlueTheCat) is running weekly online rapid tournaments on LiChess so please link in with him if you would like to continue playing online. Please note these are private events, not official UCU events and Gary Johnston is in charge so he will need to know who you are to release the password. His next event is on Monday 20 April from 7-10pm (UK/Ireland time zone)


Keep looking out for each other, stay connected, keep interacting on the internet, keep sharing your love of chess and take care of each other in any small way you can,


Brendan Jamison


Ulster Chess Union Tournament Director & League Controller




If you wish to play online with any of your chess friends, we had over 100 playing in the online UCU events so here is the inventory of LiChess usernames, please note primary school children have been omitted and they play with Kid Safe mode.


Strand Chess Club:

20 players


HGabor - CM Gabor Horvath

RobertWright - Robbie Wright

SemolinaFarmer - Daniil Zelenchuk

Kek2000 - Alex Goss

BrendanJamison - Brendan Jamison

Razbadas - Modestas Razbadauskas

BeethovenWasDeaf - Conor Spackman

SteadyEddy94ht - Eddie Khanzharov

JakeEwan - Jake Patterson

Jirarchi Park - Aaron Wafflart

JTW012 - James Wong

DarthVadersDad - Brian Fitzsimons

SimplePython - Rhys McLean

RonyFitz - Ronan Fitzsimons

Timothy9878 - Timothy Morrison

CalumGlendinning2005 - CalumGlendinning

ReubenMagill66 - Reuben Magill

KnightAS - *****

MegaSunshine - *****

DaringTiger - *****


Bangor Chess Club:

11 players


Faunorcival - Chris Dorrian

BlueTheCat - Gary Johnston

MbSeidman - Mark Seidman

Meitnerium - Mike McKimm

GeoffSterrett - Geoff Sterrett

rjmcq93 - Rory McQuillan

Becca_McClurg - Rebecca McClurg

ChessGeorge13 - George Gamble

ben2gd - Ben Toogood

callum_m - Callum Magennis

Awaiting username - Albert McCarter

Queen’s University Belfast Chess Club:

7 players


CathGorm - Cathan Gormley

Matthew_Doughertyy - Matthew Dougherty

Gerard33 - Gerard Obasi

VincentCrean - Vincent Crean

HighOnPotNuse - Jamie Corscadden

Osterzone - Robert Browne

rba91 - Bartlomiej Rybicki (Bartek)


6 players


AndyTown - John Cairns

TronRun99 - John Masterson

SeEsSa - Sergio Esteve Sanchez

Adrenelin87 - Gatis Barbals

CardFlix - Chris Hamill

DeeD86 - Damien Delaney


Northern Lights/Muldoons/Mallusk:

6 players


DuckyMcDuckFace - Stephen Morgan

SalahKing1 - Nicholas Pilkiewicz

Gombeenman - Stephen Wood

BeatTheBishop - Danny Mallaghan

nir8888 - Richard Gould

PatMcKillen - Pat McKillen


Lisburn Chess Club:

7 players


neilthepatzer - Neil Gardner

steviec44 - Stephen Cullen

raelst - Steven Eachus

RachelEachus - Rachel Eachus

Kilmeedy - Pat Coleman

RDWRER - Michael Sheerin

Kentuckian - Damien Lavery


Ballynafeigh Chess Club:

5 players


ulster-chess - Damien Cunningham

Yreval - Robert Lavery

andyb100 - Andy Boal

TyroneWinter - Tyrone Winter

billy6540 - Billy Jackson


Belfast South Chess Club:  

2 players

BlueLightWasMyMind - John McKenna

pcmorphy - Chris Armstrong


Civil Service Chess Club:

3 players

DannyRoberts1 - Danny Roberts

Dornford - Adrian Dornford-Smith

Number_8 - Paul Anderson


City of Derry Chess Club:

2 players


szakalDerry - Kamil Marchlewicz

JohnSweeney - John Sweeney


Omagh Chess Club:

1 player


crannlaoch - Paddy Largey

Mourne Chess Club:

1 player


Djinnzor - Mike Sherrif



1 player


Dooneen - Kenneth Somerville


Non-Club Players in NI:

12 players


Kamszu1 - Kamil Szulc

cecilsloan - Cecil Sloan

AndrewMellon400m - Andrew Mellon

Daniel_Porter - Daniel Porter

pabmc79 - Paul McCann

MrScrumps - David Corr

PaulWhite95 - Paul White

KingWightman - Michael Wightman

PaulMcMurray - Paul McMurray

latah - Mark Allen

SkyWarp - Peter McGuckin

KulaWorld - Tony Scullion


Players Overseas:

6 players 


JamesMcDonnell - James McDonnell

TheDonimator - Thomas Donaldson

MrQQ - Nikhil Joshi

JustFlash88 - Mikhail Pavlov

z3ppj1g5aw - Ram Rajan

Toddy-Aberdeen - Andrew Todd


ICU Members:

10 players 


ManFromMars - Michael Waters

Philidornig - Jonathan Pein

Stephen_Rush - Stephen Rush

Muhtarim - Muhtarim-El Haque

jlf287 - Jacob Flynn

adamc2005 - Adam Collins

DianaMirza - WFM Diana Mirza

OisinOC - Oisin O'Cuilleanain

william_hackett - William Hackett

DianaBueckert - Diana Bueckert











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