Wednesday, 20 June 2018


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.

Monday, 4 June 2018

Always The Bridesmaid Never The Bride

Newcastle must have created some sort of record this season, having finished as runners-up in 6 different competitions. Last night it was in the Final of the Withnall Trophy, the County U121 competition, where they were beaten 2.5 - 1.5 by Cheddleton. Click here for the match details.

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Revenge For The UK

The UK avenged last season's loss against the EU with a narrow 5-4 win at the Tollgate Hotel this afternoon. See LMS page for full details.

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Newcastle End Of Season Quickplay

The Newcastle End Of Season Quickplay (15 mins each on the clock and no increments) was held last night and featured players from Newcastle, Crewe, Fenton, Stafford and Kidsgrove. After the dust had settled, the joint winners were Alan Paling and Petru Floresc, both on 4/5. Reinhold Heinlein and myself were joint 3rd on 3.5/5. Congratulations to Alberto Gissi on another well organised and fun event.

Friday, 25 May 2018

2017/2018 Season Comes To A Conclusion

The 2017/2018 league season came to a conclusion last night, with Holmes Chapel taking the Division 1 title with a comprehensive 4-1 win against the runners-up, Cheddleton 'A'. Click here to view the final Honours List.

However, there are still a handful of matches to be played as Cheddleton, Meir and Newcastle are involved in all 4 County Cup Finals, which are taking place over the next 3 weeks, so good luck to all of them. Plus, there is the little matter of the UK v EU match on the 3rd June, with the UK team looking for revenge after last year's 5-1 defeat.