Saturday, 23 March 2019

County U140's Lose Final Match

The County U140 team were beaten 9.5 - 6.5 by Lincolnshire in their final MCCU Championship match this afternoon, to leave them propping up the table. Click here for the full match score card.

Friday, 22 March 2019

Newcastle Mini Congress

Just a reminder that the Newcastle Mini Congress is being held over the weekend of 13th/14th April. Anybody wanting to play should get their entry in to Alberto Gissi as soon as possible. 

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

ECF Grading Proposals

According to the latest news on the ECF website, 72% of those who responded to the proposal for changing to monthly grading were in favour of it. Quite where that leaves us regarding the monthly submission of a grading file I'm not sure at the moment. On the other proposal for moving to a 4 digit ELO type grading system, 80% of those who responded were in favour.

Stafford Into Withnall Trophy Final

Stafford are through to the Final of the Withnall (County U121) Trophy Final following a 3 - 1 win at Rushall last night. Click here for the match score card. They will now play either Newcastle or Cheddleton in the Final.

Monday, 18 March 2019

Bad Weekend At 4NCL

It was a bad weekend at the 4NCL for the NSDCA teams in Rounds 7 and 8 of Division 3 North.

Holmes Chapel were apparently unable to raise a team so did not participate on either Saturday or Sunday.

Cheddleton were beaten 5 - 0 by top of the table White Rose in the 7th Round on Sunday. Click here for the match score card. In Round 8 on Sunday they were beaten 3.5 - 2.5 by second from bottom Bolton and Worsley. Click here for the match score card.

Cheddleton are currently 6th in the table and Holmes Chapel are 11th. Click here for the current standings.

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Holmes Chapel Retain Division 1 Championship

The recent draw between Cheddleton 'A' and Fenton 'A' means that Holmes Chapel cannot now be caught and they have retained the Division 1 title.

Monday, 11 March 2019

County Results

The County U100 team took a 9.5 - 2.5 hammering at the hands of Warwickshire last weekend. Click here for the match score card. However, they have still managed to qualify for the Quarter Finals of the County Championship by virtue of having finished as runners-up on tie break.

The County U120 team got a last gasp 6.5 - 5.5 win against Leicestershire to finish  3rd in the table, also on tie break. Click here for the match score card. The win means that they have also  qualified for the Quarter Finals of the County Championship.

Thursday, 28 February 2019

Madeley Make It Hard For Fenton

Madeley gave Fenton a stern test in their latest friendly match. The score of 3.5 - 1.5 doesn't reflect the closeness of the match, with boards 1 and 2 for Madeley both losing on time. The Fenton team was of Division 3 strength so Madeley can be very pleased with their performance. They will be a very welcome addition to the league next season, should they decide to join. Click here for the match score card.

Monday, 25 February 2019

Madeley Chess Club Friendly Matches

Madeley Chess Club are looking for friendly matches against teams of Division 4/5 strength. If you are able to give them a match then please contact them here.

Sunday, 24 February 2019

U120's Finish All Square

Despite defaulting a board, the County U120's drew 6-6 with Worcestershire yesterday. With only one match remaining, away against Leicestershire on the 9th March, qualification for the next stage of the competition now looks beyond us. Click here for yesterday's match score card.