Wednesday, 17 January 2018

1st Crewe Rapidplay Congress

The 1st Crewe Rapidplay Congress is being held on Sunday 20th May. Click here for full details and entry form.

Sunday, 14 January 2018

County U120's Heavily Beaten

The County U120's were hammered 9.5 - 2.5 by Leicestershire yesterday in their second MCCU Championship match. Click here for the match score card.

Somerset New Year Congress

Martyn Harris (Major Section), Rich Wiltshir (Intermediate Section) and Julian Hawthorne (Minor Section) all played in this weekend's Somerset New Year Congress. Martyn finished joint 3rd in his section with 3.5/5, Rich finished joint 1st in his section on 4/5 and Julian was just out of the prizes in his section with 3/5.

4NCL Round 4

Sunday wasn't a good day for our two clubs in Round 4 of 4NCL Division 3 North, with Cheddleton losing 4 -2 against Spirit Of Atticus 'B' and Holmes Chapel losing 3.5 - 2.5 against Warwickshire Select 'B'. Click here for the match score cards. Click here for the league table.   

4NCL Round 3

Saturday was a good for both Cheddleton and Holmes Chapel in Round 3 of 4NCL Division 3 North. Cheddleton beat Ashfield-Breadsall by 3.5 - 2.5 and Holmes Chapel beat Shropshire '2' by 4 - 2. Click here for the match score cards.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Smart Chess Board Moves It's Own Pieces

A chess board that moves it's own pieces is on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Click here to view the video.

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Shropshire Congress

There was the usual contingent of NSDCA players at this weekend's Shropshire Congress. Thivyaa Rahulan was playing in the Open, Jon Blackburn in the Major, Neville Layhe, Doug Barnett, Sandra Blackburn, Stuart Hull and Ernie Wilkinson in the Intermediate, Derek Whitehurst and Les Hall in the Minor. Unfortunately, their presence wasn't required at the prize giving.

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Midland Counties Blitz & Rapidplay Championships



The MCCU Blitz & Rapidplay Championships, with a prize fund of £2680, are being held in Walsall over the weekend of 17th/18th February. Please click here for full details and a downloadable entry form.

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Arbiter's Bulletin

I have just received the following from Roger Edwards :

"Please find attached the latest Arbiter's Bulletin. One of the items in it is the changes to the Laws which came in on the 1st January 2018. Whilst it does not affect the NSDCA, as all competitions will run under the rules they started with, it will affect certain players who play in congresses, as they will be under the new Laws.

It could also mean we need further rule changes for next season."

Please click here to view the Bulletin.

NSDCA Players At The Hastings International Congress

Thivyaa Rahulan is playing in the Masters Section and finished on 2/6. She has not been paired in Rounds 7/8/9.

Jacob Boswell finished 3rd in the Christmas Morning 'A' Section with 3/4. Carl Gartside also played in this section and finished on 2/4.

Jacob also played in the Christmas Afternoon 'A' Section, finishing on 2/5.

Hambel Willow played in the Christmas Afternoon 'B' Section, finishing on 2/5.