Monday, 17 February 2020

Juniors win or share each section in the Newcastle Mini

Despite the efforts of Storm Dennis the Newcastle Mini congress went ahead at the weekend.  There were joint winners for both the Under 160 and Under 130. Petru Floresc (Fenton) and Harry Gardiner (Crewe) shared the Under 160 with 3.5 out of 5. The under 130 was shared between Julian Hawthorne (Fenton) and Lukasz Michalek (Crewe) both with 4 out of 5. The Under 100 completed a near clean sweep for Crewe with Joseph Bussell winning all of his 5 matches despite his choosing to promote a pawn to a rook in the final game.
Thanks and congratulations are due to Alberto Gissi for running the event, and thanks to Jon and Sandra Blackburn for the refreshments.
Full details and scores may be viewed here.

Monday, 3 February 2020

Staffordshire Congress Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th April

Congratulations for Alberto Gissi for getting this event moving. The congress will be held on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th April and the venue is Ryecroft Community Hub Sports Hall, 28 New Forest Road, (off Dartmouth Avenue), Walsall, WS3 1TR.

Entry forms are available on this link

Sunday, 2 February 2020

Close Match for Staffordshire Under 140 Team

The Staffordshire Under 140 Team played our neighbours Derbyshire on Saturday 1st February. There was plenty of NSDCA involvement on both sides with Roger Walker and Leslie Fancourt of Cheddleton representing their home county. In a close match decided on the last two boards, Derbyshire triumphed by a single point winning by 8½ to 7½

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

County Fixtures - Correction

Apologies for the last post about the fixtures for the County Teams. The Staffordshire Under 140 Team have two remaining matches, away against Derbyshire on Saturday 1st February and at home to Nottinghamshire on Saturday 29th February. On that Saturday, 29th February, the Under 100 team will be in action away at Warwickshire (U100). This is a big commitment for the County so why not and try a Saturday match and have a game. You can contact the captains by following this link.

Sunday, 19 January 2020

County Team News


It was a busy time this week for the Staffordshire county teams, the good news was that the Under 100 were awarded a win when Nottinghamshire’s Junior Team were unable to fulfil the fixture. The Under 120 team cannot report similar news with the home match against Leicestershire resulting in a 4½ to 7½ defeat.



Monday, 13 January 2020

More Shropshire Congress Results and Apologies

 Apologies are due to Oliver Davies of Alsager who won the Minor section at the recent Shropshire Congress. Congratulations to Oliver. For the full results see here

Monday, 6 January 2020

News from the Shropshire Congress

There was a good representation of North Staffs players, both past and present in the Shropshire Congress at Telford last weekend. Full results may be seen on these pages. Congratulations are due to Dylan Witney of Newcastle who finished second in the minor section.

Staffordshire Under 100 lose at home to Notts

The Staffordshire Under 100 team's defence of their National title had another setback at the weekend with a heavy loss to Nottinghamshire. The full result is not yet available on the MCCU website but there were good wins for John Moughtin-Leay of Lichfield and Geoff Cox of Stafford.

Sunday, 29 December 2019

Newcastle Under Lyme Mini Congress 2020

The ever popular Newcastle Mini Congress will be held on the weekend of Saturday Feb 15th to Sunday Feb 16th. Please follow this link for further details and online entry form.

Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all the players and officials of the North Staffs and District Chess Association and to all visitors to the site.