Friday, 22 June 2018

Newcastle Rapidplay Jamboree

This year's Jamboree will be held on Friday 13th July, starting at 19:30. It will be the usual format - teams of 4 in 2 sections - Open and U130. January grades will apply. Entry fee is £2 per team. Deadline for entries is the 12th July to enable the draw to be made in advance. Please contact Alberto Gissi if you want to enter a team. Each players will have 2 games - one with the White pieces and one with Black. Time control is 30 minutes each on the clock and no increments. All games will be graded.

County AGM

There was a higher than usual turnout at last night's County AGM, with 13 people in attendance. There is nothing too momentous to report. We have had a volunteer come forward to run a County U140 team, and as soon as I have his full details I will publish them. Robert West and Peter Evans will continue to run the U100 and U120 teams but there was nobody forthcoming to run an Open, U180 or U160 team.

Peter Evans has replaced me as County Tournament Secretary and I wish him luck in banging his head against the same brick wall that I have been doing for the past 3 years.

All other Officers were re-elected unopposed.

The 2018 County Congress to be held over the weekend of 30th November/2nd December. Venue to be announced later. Work will be done to enable online entries.

The Club Of The Year Award was not made this year. 

For reasons best known to themselves, the Meeting gave me the Staffordshire Chess Association Personality Of The Year Award, ostensibly for the work I have done as County Tournament Secretary and on the County website. Very unexpected and very embarrassing !!

A Privacy Policy to be put in place following recent changed to Data Protection Laws.

Full Minutes of the Meeting, plus the Accounts, to be published on the County website shortly.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Staffs County Congress

The 2018 County Congress has provisionally been pencilled in for the weekend of 30th November/2nd December. Full details to follow in due course.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

LMS Home Page

Please click here to view document regarding changes to the League Management System Home Page.


All documentation regarding the NSDCA AGM on the 9th July can be found here.

Friday, 15 June 2018

County AGM

Just a reminder that the County AGM takes place at Stafford Chess Club this coming Thursday 21st June @ 7:30. All members of affiliated clubs are entitled to attend and vote so please come along and make your voice heard.

County Cups Go South

Both of the County Cup matches played on Wednesday went to teams from the South of the County.

Walsall Kipping beat Cheddleton in the Hickman Cup by 3.5 - 2.5. Click here for the match score card.

Lichfield beat Meir in the Jackson Cup by 3 - 1.Click here for the match score card.

Monday, 11 June 2018

Leek Rapidplay Congress

Just a reminder that the Leek Rapidplay Congress is only 2 weeks away so, if you want to play, please get your entry in as soon as possible.

4th South Potteries Rapidplay Championship

Congratulations to Lawrence Cooper on retaining the South Potteries Rapidplay Championship yesterday with a perfect 6/6 score. Petru Floresc was runner-up with 4.5/6. Kasian Capatina and Steve Hill were joint 3rd on 4/6. Click here for the final table.

Thursday, 7 June 2018

NSDCA Privacy Policy

Recent changes to the law regarding data protection means that organisations such as ourselves have to have a privacy policy in place. This is not something that can wait until the AGM, although it can certainly be discussed there, so we have implemented a policy based on a template provided by the ECF. The policy can be viewed from the tab at the top of this page.