Friday, 24 May 2019

Jackson (CountyU141) Cup

Newcastle beat Meir by 2.5 - 1.5 in the Jackson Cup Semi-Final on Wednesday evening to set up a Final against Cheddleton, on a date to be agreed. Click here for the match score card.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Crewe Congress

This year's Crewe Congress will now be held over the weekend of 27th/29th September. More details as they become available.

Delancey UK Chess Challenge - Staffordshire Megafinal.


This is the County Championships of the Delancey UK Chess Challenge which has been operating throughout the UK for 25 years.  The Staffordshire one has been held for each of the last 17 years at St. Edward's Academy, Leek.  In recent years the chief arbiter of the event has been Matthew Carr.  The boy champion of each age group is called the Supremo and the girl champion is called the Suprema.  Those who have qualified to play in the next stage - the Giga Final are marked with a q.

Click here to view the results.

Monday, 20 May 2019

2nd Crewe Rapidplay Congress

Crewe hosted another very successful Rapidplay Congress yesterday, with over 90 players taking part. Click on the following links to view the results :

Open Section
Major (U165) Section
Intermediate (U135) Section
Minor (U105) Section

County Teams Reach County Championship Semi-Finals

Congratulations to both the County U100 and U120 teams on reaching the Semi-Finals of the County Championships.

They both recorded wins over their Norfolk counterparts on Saturday afternoon, with the U100 team winning by 7.5 - 4.5 and the U120 team by 7 - 5.

Click here for the U100 match score card and here for the U120 match score card.

The U100 team will now be at home against Lancashire in their Semi-Final on the 8th June and the U120 team will be at home against Essex, also on the 8th June.

Thursday, 16 May 2019

RIP Brian Walden

You may have read in the news recently about the death of Brian Walden the TV presenter and former Minister in the Wilson Government. However, you may not know that he was the Staffordshire Chess Champion in 1948 and played for West Bromwich in the Birmingham League.

Cheddleton Through To 3rd County Cup Fnal

Cheddleton beat Lichfield by 4-2 in the Hickman Cup last night to reach their 3rd County Cup Final of the season. They will play Walsall Kipping in the Final. Click here for last night's match score card.

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Crewe Add Division 5 Title To Their Honours List

Crewe have added the Division 5 title to their long list of honours this season. A 3-1 win by Crewe 'E' against closest rivals, Cheddleton 'H', on Wednesday gave them the title by a margin of 4 points. Many congratulations to them on an outstanding season which has seen them win Divisions 2, 3 and 5, plus the Major and Intermediate Cups, and Runners-Up spot in the Perry Trophy.

Friday, 10 May 2019

Cheddleton Through To 2 County Cup Finals

Cheddleton are through to the Final of both the Withnall Trophy and Jackson Cup following wins in Wednesday's Semi-Finals.

They beat Lichfield by 2.5 - 1.5 in the Jackson Cup and will now play either Meir or Newcastle in the Final. Click here for the match score card.

They beat Newcastle by the same score in the Withnall Trophy and wlll now meet Stafford in the Final. Click here for the match score card.

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Fenton Win Gothard Cup

Fenton have won the County U161 Gothard Cup following a 2-2 draw against Sutton Coldfield last night. Board count also failed to separate the 2 teams so the match was decided on board elimination. Click here for the match score card.