Monday, 18 March 2019

Bad Weekend At 4NCL

It was a bad weekend at the 4NCL for the NSDCA teams in Rounds 7 and 8 of Division 3 North.

Holmes Chapel were apparently unable to raise a team so did not participate on either Saturday or Sunday.

Cheddleton were beaten 5 - 0 by top of the table White Rose in the 7th Round on Sunday. Click here for the match score card. In Round 8 on Sunday they were beaten 3.5 - 2.5 by second from bottom Bolton and Worsley. Click here for the match score card.

Cheddleton are currently 6th in the table and Holmes Chapel are 11th. Click here for the current standings.

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Holmes Chapel Retain Division 1 Championship

The recent draw between Cheddleton 'A' and Fenton 'A' means that Holmes Chapel cannot now be caught and they have retained the Division 1 title.

Monday, 11 March 2019

County Results

The County U100 team took a 9.5 - 2.5 hammering at the hands of Warwickshire last weekend. Click here for the match score card. However, they have still managed to qualify for the Quarter Finals of the County Championship by virtue of having finished as runners-up on tie break.

The County U120 team got a last gasp 6.5 - 5.5 win against Leicestershire to finish  3rd in the table, also on tie break. Click here for the match score card. The win means that they have also  qualified for the Quarter Finals of the County Championship.

Thursday, 28 February 2019

Madeley Make It Hard For Fenton

Madeley gave Fenton a stern test in their latest friendly match. The score of 3.5 - 1.5 doesn't reflect the closeness of the match, with boards 1 and 2 for Madeley both losing on time. The Fenton team was of Division 3 strength so Madeley can be very pleased with their performance. They will be a very welcome addition to the league next season, should they decide to join. Click here for the match score card.

Monday, 25 February 2019

Madeley Chess Club Friendly Matches

Madeley Chess Club are looking for friendly matches against teams of Division 4/5 strength. If you are able to give them a match then please contact them here.

Sunday, 24 February 2019

U120's Finish All Square

Despite defaulting a board, the County U120's drew 6-6 with Worcestershire yesterday. With only one match remaining, away against Leicestershire on the 9th March, qualification for the next stage of the competition now looks beyond us. Click here for yesterday's match score card.

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Madeley Chess Club

Crewe hosted Madeley in a friendly match last night. This was Madeley's first competitive match so well done to them on the result, albeit against a relatively weak Crewe team. Some of you may recognise the Madeley board 2 - Chris Ford - as he used to play board 1 for Kidsgrove some years ago. Madeley's next match is another friendly next week at home against Fenton.

Friendly Match
Crewe v Madeley
Date : 20/02/2019
Home TeamGradeResultResultAway TeamGrade
Lukasz Michalek8801Nick WallerU/G
Ben Harrison6501Chris Forde118
George Jellis7310John LamontU/G
Phil Wright7101Mark HowardU/G
Josh Cross4001Steve StoddartU/G
Match Result14

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Join In The Debate

Join the English Chess Forum, which is completely independent of the ECF, to join debates about all chess related topics in England. You can click here to join.

New Chess Club

There is a new chess club in Madeley Heath, who will probably be applying to join the NSDCA from next season. They are based at the Crewe Arms Hotel and meet on Wednesday evenings. They are playing friendlies against Crewe this coming Wednesday and Fenton the following week.

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Junior Chess Tournament

Jonathan Blackburn is organising a chess tournament for children of primary school age on Saturday 2nd March at Smallwood C of E Primary Academy. Please click here for further details.