Sunday, 18 February 2018

Compulsory Chess Lessons In Schools

An interesting article from the BBC News website :

County U120's Hammered

The County U120 team were hammered 9 - 3 by Nottinghamshire yesterday. They must now win their remaining match against Worcestershire on the 24th March to have any hope of progressing to the National Stage of the Competition. Click here for the match score card.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

4NCL Rounds 5 & ^ Results

Better late than never, but the 5th & 6th Rounds of 4NCL Div 3 North were played last weekend.

Cheddleton won their match on Saturday by 5 - 1 against Shropshire '2', whilst Holmes Chapel played 2 x 3 board matches, beating Ashfield Breadsall '1' by 2.5 - 0.5 and drawing 1.5 - 1.5 with Manchester Manticores '3'. Click here for the match score cards.

Sunday was somewhat less successful, with Cheddleton losing 4 - 2 against Gonzaga and Holmes Chapel losing 3.5 - 2.5 against Manchester Manticores '3'. Click here for the match score cards.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Alsager Default Major Cup Semi-Final

Alsager have defaulted tonight's Major Cup Semi-Final against Cheddleton. Cheddleton will now play Newcastle in the Final on the 13th April.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Kidsgrove Find A New Home

Kidsgrove have found a new home at the Kidsgrove Cricket Club, Clough Hall Road, Kidsgrove, ST7 1AN. Club nights are still on Tuesday.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Cheddleton Into Final Of Gothard County Cup

A 2 - 2 draw was enough to send Cheddleton through to the Final of the Gothard County Cup on board count at the expense of Fenton. It was a close fought match with only 3 overall grading points separating the two teams. However, with boards 3 and 4 being drawn, Cheddleton's win on board 1 was enough to send them through.They will now play Sutton Coldfield, the current holders, in the Final. Click here for the match score card.

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Frodsham Congress

There was the usual contingent of NSDCA players at this weekend's Frodsham Congress.

Jacob Boswell did very well to finish joint 2nd in the Open Section with 3.5/5, a point behind the winner.

Karl Lockett (3/5), Andrew Raeburn (2.5/5), Doug Barnett (2.5/5) and Sam Parry (2.5/5) all played in the U160 Section.

Chris Rhodes (3.5/5), Joe Hirst (3.5/5), Julian Hawthorne (3/5), Sanjay Sriram (2.5/5) and Les Hall (2.5/5) all played in the U120 Section.

County U120's Win Again

The County U120 team won their second successive match yesterday. A 6.5 - 5.5 win against Lincolnshire, aided by a Lincolnshire default on board 12, gave them the points and propelled them into joint 2nd in the table with 2 matches remaining. Click here for the match score card.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Keith Arkell Simultaneous

GM Keith Arkell is giving a simultaneous display at Newport Chess Club on Tuesday 6th February. If anybody is interested in playing you can click here for full details.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Kidsgrove Lose Their Venue

Kidsgrove have lost their venue, the Royal Oak in Harriseahead, with immediate effect. Apparently the room that they have been using is being turned into a restaurant. The hunt is now on for a new venue, although they have been offered the use of Fenton Chess Club for their remaining home fixtures if needed. Their next home match is scheduled for Tuesday 13th February, so watch this space for further information.