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.

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

4NCL Results

It was a below par weekend for our two clubs, Cheddleton and Holmes Chapel, in the final rounds of 4NCL Division 3 North. 

Saturday saw them play each other in Round 9, with Cheddleton coming out on top by 3.5 - 2.5. Click here for the match score card.

Sunday's Round 10 saw the both suffer heavy defeats, with Holmes Chapel losing 5-1 against 3C's '2' and Cheddleton losing 4.5 - 1.5 against Manchester Manticores '2'. Click here for the match score cards.

Monday's Round 11 was a slight improvement in the match scores, although both teams eventually lost by a narrow margin. Cheddleton were beaten 3.5 - 2.5 by Manchester Manticores '3' and Holmes Chapel were beaten by the same score by Spirit Of Atticus 'B'. Click here for the match score cards.

The final league table saw Cheddleton finishing 7th and Holmes Chapel finishing 11th, out of 14 teams. Click here to view the table.

Friday, 3 May 2019

Change Of Club Night For Newcastle

Newcastle's club night is changing to a Friday from the 21st June. The last Wednesday meeting will be on the 12th June.

Thursday, 2 May 2019

NSDCA Cup Finals

There were three Cup Finals played at Crewe last night, with the host winning two of them. 

Newcastle won the Perry Cup on board elimination, following a 2-2 draw against Crewe Perry 'A'.

Crewe won the Intermediate Cup with a comprehensive 4-1 win against Cheddleton.

Crewe won the Major Cup on board count, following a 2.5 - 2.5 draw against Meir.

Congratulations to the winning teams.

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

County Championship Quarter Finals

The County Championship Quarter Finals against Norfolk U100 and Norfolk U120 are both being played on Saturday the 18th May in Thorney, which is about 5 miles from Peterborough in Cambridgeshire.

Monday, 29 April 2019

ECF Finance Council Meeting

If anybody is having trouble sleeping at night you might want to try reading the Minutes of the recent ECF Finance Council Meeting which discusses, amongst other things, the ECF Budget and increases to the ECF Membership Fees. If this doesn't make you nod off then nothing will. Please click here to view.