Thursday, 13 December 2018

London Chess Classic

Simon Edwards of Cheddleton is currently playing in the FIDE Open Section of the London Chess Classic. He is doing very well at the moment, with a score of 2.5/4, including a draw with an International Master in the 1st Round and a draw against a FIDE Master in the 3rd Round. After 4 rounds he is unbeaten and in joint 46th position out of a field of 232.

Sunday, 9 December 2018

4 Defeats In A Row For County U140's

The County U140's suffered their 4th successive MCCU Championship defeat at the hands of Nottinghamshire yesterday afternoon. Unfortunately they had to default on 2 boards so faced an uphill battle from the start. Staffs were strong on the top 5 boards, scoring 2 wins and 3 draws, but fell away badly after that and finished up on the wrong end of an 11 - 5 result. Click here for the match score card.

Sunday, 2 December 2018

County U120's Beat Derbshire

The Staffs U120 team beat previously unbeaten Derbyshire by 7.5 - 4.5 yesterday, with NSDCA players contributing 5 points to the score, so well done to al of them. Click here for the match score card.

Saturday, 24 November 2018

County U140's Beaten Again

The Staffs U140 team were only able to raise 13 players for this afternoon's match against Worcestershire. Despite putting up a great fight they were eventually beaten 9.5 - 6.5  -  the 3 point difference being exactly the number of defaulted boards !! Please click here to view the match score card.

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Shropshire Congress

The Shropshire Congress always attracts a lot of support from NSDCA players. It is being held once again over the weekend of 4th/6th January and full details can be found here.

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Staffs County Cups

The draw for the various Staffs County Cups has been made and can be viewed here. NSDCA clubs involved are Cheddleton, Fenton, Meir, |Newcastle and Stafford.

4NCL Rounds 1 & 2

In Round 1 of this weekend's 4NCL Div 3 North matches, Holmes Chapel beat Bradford DCA Knights 'B' by 3.5 - 2.5, while Cheddleton were beaten 3 - 2.5 by Jorvik.

In Round 2, Holmes Chapel were beaten 5 - 1 by Manchester Manticores and Cheddleton were beaten 3.5 - 2.5 by Spirit Of Atticus.

County U140's Beaten Again

The County U140 team suffered their second successive defeat yesterday, going down by the narrowest of margins - 8.5 - 7.5 - against Leicestershire. Click here for the match score card.

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

2018 County Congress Cancelled

The 2018 Staffs County Congress, originally scheduled for the end of November, has been cancelled. Matt Carr's current workload as an arbiter means that he will be unable to organise it this year.

Sunday, 28 October 2018

County U140's Beaten In Opening Match

The Staffs U140 team were beaten 9.6 - 6.5 by Warwickshire yesterday in their opening MCCU County Championship match.

NSDCA representation in the team was provided by myself and Max Launay (both Fenton) and Joe Hirst and Alberto Gissi (both Newcastle). I'm happy to say that none of us lost, with Joe Hirst winning and the rest of us drawing. Peter Evans (Stafford) also played but lost, so I'm counting him as South of the County !!

Click here for the match score card. 

If anybody is interested in playing for either the U100, U120 or U140 teams (grade permitting) then please contact the relevant Team Captain. Contact details can be found here. The County Fixture Lists can be found here.