Wednesday, 14 September 2022

RIP Andrew Leadbetter

It is with great sadness that I have to report the death of Andrew Leadbetter, following a road traffic accident last Thursday. Click here to view the Obituary that Stafford Chess Club have posted on their website.

Tuesday, 13 September 2022

New Arbiter

Many congratulations to Colin Abell on becoming a qualified ECF Arbiter, with a 100% pass rate, at the recent Arbiters Course held at Cheddleton. 

Sunday, 11 September 2022

Laurence Cooper Simultaneous

The simultaneous exhibition by IM Lawrence Cooper at The Gables next Saturday 17th September is now open to all comers. If you are interested in playing then please contact Chris Hankey on 07866 400719 or by email at

Tuesday, 6 September 2022

Leek Rapidplay Congress Cancelled

The Leek Rapidplay Congress has, unfortunately, been cancelled due to a lack of entrants. 

Sunday, 21 August 2022

Crewe Congress

The Crewe Chess Congress will be taking place over the weekend of 14th/16th October. You can find full details and entry form here -


Friday, 5 August 2022

Change Of Club/Match Nights

Newcastle have reverted to Wednesday evenings for their Club/Match nights, with immediate effect. 

Stafford will be playing their NSDCA league matches on the 1st Wednesday of the month, although their Club night will continue to be on Thursday evening. 

Thursday, 4 August 2022

South Cheshire Shield

Congratulations to Alsager on winning this year's South Cheshire Shield. A 3-1 win against Kidsgrove last night in their final match put them on 8 points, just a point ahead of Crewe 'B'. This was the 10th time the competition has been run, with the past 2 years being scrapped because of the C19 pandemic, and the 3rd time that Alsager have won it. All of this year's results can be found here.

Thursday, 28 July 2022

Potteries Junior Chess Club

The Potteries Junior Chess Club, being set up by Chris Hankey, will be opening it's doors at The Gables, 450 Trentham Road, Blurton, ST3 3DS on Saturday the 10th September, from 10:00 until 12:00. The Membership Fee is likely to be £1.50 per session or £5 a month.

Chris has also arranged for International Master Lawrence Cooper to give a 16 board simultaneous display on Saturday 17th September. This will be open to any non-Members of the Potteries Junior Chess Club after the 31st August, if there are any places left. Non-members includes adults as well as juniors and the entry fee will be £6.

If you require any further information then please contact Chris by email - or by telephone - 07866 400719.

Tuesday, 12 July 2022

Leek Rapidplay Chess Congress Entry Form

The Leek Rapidplay Chess Congress entry form can be viewed/printed/downloaded from here. 

Monday, 11 July 2022

Leek Rapidplay Congress

The Leek Rapidplay Congress is being held on Saturday 24th September after an absence of 4 years, although it is not actually being held in Leek this year !! Instead, it is being held at Bagnall Village Hall. I will be posting a link to a downloadable entry form in the next couple of days.