Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Fenton Retain South Potteries Chess Challenge Cup

Fenton narrowly retained the South Potteries Chess Challenge Cup last night in a close fought match against Meir, eventually winning by 6 - 5. This pre-season competition is now in it's 14th season, with Fenton now leading the series by 8 - 6. All credit to Meir, who were outgraded on every board, for making it such a close match. Unfortunately, Fenton proved to be too strong on the middle/lower order boards, taking 5 points out of 6 on boards 5 to 10.Click here for the match score card.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Google Calendar

The Developer of the League Management System has now provided the facility to import the fixture lists into the NSDCA Calendar, which I've now done. So you can now view all the fixtures in calendar format.

Staffordshire Congress Results

There was a 4-way tie for 1st place in the Open Section, with Jonathan Blackburn, Craig Whitfield and Jacob Boswell from the NSDCA occupying 3 of these places with a score of 3.5/5.

There was also a tie in the Major Section, with Jon Blackburn Senior and Doug Barnett finishing on a score of 4/5.

We had an outright winner in the Minor Section, with Julian Hawthorne coming out on top with a score of 4.5/5.

Well done to all of them, and to everybody else who took part.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Bradford Congress

I don't know if there are any NSDCA players taking part in this weekend's Bradford Congress as I can't find anything online. However, I imagine not as it coincides with the Staffordshire County Congress in Leek.

15th 4NCL FIDE Rated Tournament

Craig Whitfield finished joint 9th in the Open Section of last weekend's 4NCL tournament on 3/5.

Roger Walker finished in joint 13th in the Minor Section on 2.5/5.

There were no other NSDCA entrants as far as I could see.

Staffordshire Congress

The Staffordshire Congress takes places at St Edwards Academy in Leek this weekend. You can follow these links to view the entries and results :

Friday, 8 September 2017

English Women's Championship

Thyvyaa Rahulan played in the English Women's Championship at the weekend, finishing joint 6th on 2.5/5 and winning the £100 rating prize, so very well done to her.

NSDCA Internal Club Competitions

I have created a new League Management System page called NSDCA Internal Club Competitions. This will be for any club that would like to record things such as their internal Club Championship, Rapidplay Championship, etc., etc.

If anybody would like to use this facility then please contact me.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

County Cup Results

County Cup results will also be recorded using the League Management System this season. Click here for the County Cups Management System page or use the tab at the top of this page.

Saturday, 2 September 2017


An Extraordinary General Meeting of the NSDCA has been called for Wednesday 20th September at the Tollgate Hotel, starting at 7:30. All Club Secretaries should have received notification of this from Robert West, the General Secretary. Documentation pertaining to the Meeting can be viewed here.