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


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.

Withnall Trophy Final

The Withnall Trophy Final, between Newcastle and Cheddleton, will now be played at Fenton on Monday 4th June, rather than at Stafford on 13th June.

Monday, 30 April 2018

3rd County Cup Final For Cheddleton

Cheddleton reached their 3rd County Cup Final of the season last night, beating Walsall Kipping by 2.5 - 1.5 in the Withnall Trophy. Click here for the match score card. The Final will be an all NSDCA affair, with Newcastle the other Finalists.

Saturday, 28 April 2018

County Awards 2018

Nominations are invited for the Staffordshire Chess Association Club Of The Year 2018 and the Staffordshire Chess Association Personality Of The Year 2018. Nominations should be sent to the County Secretary, Ray Dolan, at