Friday, 25 May 2018

2017/2018 Season Comes To A Conclusion

The 2017/2018 league season came to a conclusion last night, with Holmes Chapel taking the Division 1 title with a comprehensive 4-1 win against the runners-up, Cheddleton 'A'. Click here to view the final Honours List.

However, there are still a handful of matches to be played as Cheddleton, Meir and Newcastle are involved in all 4 County Cup Finals, which are taking place over the next 3 weeks, so good luck to all of them. Plus, there is the little matter of the UK v EU match on the 3rd June, with the UK team looking for revenge after last year's 5-1 defeat.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Cheddleton Win Perry Trophy

Cheddleton have won the Perry Trophy on board elimination after a 2-2 draw last night. With the scores still level on board count, wins for Cheddleton on boards 2 and 3 gave them the win on board elimination. See the LMS page for the match score card.

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Crewe Rapidplay Congress

This weekend's Crewe Rapidplay Congress was a resounding success, with 80 entrants in 4 sections. Matthew Carr did his usual outstanding job in controlling the tournament and the organisation by Neville Layhe and his Crewe colleagues made it a memorable day. NSDCA successes came fom Karl Lockett, who was joint first in the Intermediate Section on 5/6, Simon Layhe who was joint first in the Minor Section on 5/6, Lawrence Cooper who was 2nd in the Open Section on 5/6 and Jonathan Blackburn who was 3rd in the Open Section on 4/6.

Click here for the final standings in the Open Section.
Click here for the final standings in the Major Section.
Click here for the final standings in the Intermediate Section.
Click here for the final standings in the Minor Section.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Cheddleton 'F' Win Division 4

Cheddleton 'F' have won the Division 4 Championship, 2 points ahead of the Runners-Up, Newcastle 'D'.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

4th South Potteries Rapidplay Championship

The 4th South Potteries Rapidplay Championship is being held on Sunday 10th June at Fenton Chess Club. Entries are restricted to 20 so, if you wish to enter, please contact me as soon as possible. The entry fee is £5, payable on the day. Meals are available, as usual, from either the Tollgate Hotel restaurant or bar between 12:00 and 14:00. Breakfast is available between 8:00 and 10:00. The tournament will start at 10:00 and will be controlled by International Arbiter Matthew Carr. Click here for further details and to see entries to date.

Saturday, 12 May 2018

NSDCA UK v NSDCA EU

The UK v EU match has been put back to Sunday 3rd June due to the unavailability of several key EU players on the original date of Monday 21st May.

4NCL Season Comes To A Conclusion

Rounds 9/10/11 of the 4NCL were played last weekend, bringing the competition to a conclusion.

The 2 NSDCA teams had mixed fortunes, with Cheddleton winning one, drawing one and losing one of their 3 matches. Holmes Chapel were less successful, winning one and losing two of their 3 matches.

Round 9 results can be found here.
Round 10 results can be found here.
Round 11 results can be found here.

Overall it was a reasonably successful season for both teams, with Cheddleton finishing 5th and Holmes Chapel finishing 8th, out of 20 teams competing in Division 3 North.

The final table can be found here.

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Crewe 'E' Win Division 5 Championship

Crewe 'E' added the Division 5 title to the Division 3 title won by their 'B' team with a whitewashing of Cheddleton 'F' last night. 

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Crewe 'B' Win Division 3

Crewe 'B' have won the Division 3 Championship after beating Alsager 'A' in their final match of the season.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

ECF Membership Fees

ECF Membership Fees for 2018/2019 are being increased as follows :

Gold       £34 (Adult)  £17 (Junior)
Silver     £23.50 (Adult)  £5 (Junior)
Bronze   £16 (Adult)  £5 (Junior)

In addition to this, the £1 reduction for paying online has been abolished.