Thursday, 18 April 2019


The UK v EU match will take place on Monday 3rd June @Fenton Chess Club, starting @ 19:45. The teams can be viewed here. They are, of course, subject to the acceptance of their invitation by the players concerned, and may well change. The January Grading List will be used to determine the team order. The match results will be submitted for grading, along with all the other NSDCA competitions, for inclusion in the July/August Grading List.

5th South Potteries Rapidplay Championship

The 5th South Potteries Rapidplay Championship will be held on Sunday 16th June @ Fenton Chess Club. Full details to follow in due course.

2018/2019 Honours List

With Divisions 1/2/3/4 and the Open Cup all wrapped up I have started to update the 2018/2019 Honours List. Division 5 looks like coming down to the final fixture between the top 2 teams - Cheddleton 'H' and Crewe 'E' - on the 8th May. Both teams are level on points but Cheddleton have a higher game point count. However, Crewe have a match in hand so it's anybody's guess who will come out on top. Don't go giving William Hill your money just yet !! The 1st May will see the remaining Cup Finals being played, all of them featuring Crewe teams and all being played at Crewe.

In the County Cups, Fenton are playing Sutton Coldfield in the Final of the Gothard Cup - the U161 competition - on the 8th May, with Sutton Coldfield aiming to win it for the 3rd year running. The finalists in the other 2 County competitions - the Jackson (U141) and Withnall (U121) - are still to be resolved.

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Newcastle Win Division 4

A 3.5 - 0.5 win at Kidsgrove on Tuesday evening means that Newcastle 'D' have romped away with the Division 4 title with 2 matches to spare.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

More Honours For Crewe

A 2.5 - 2.5 draw between Macclesfield and Cheddleton 'B' last week means that Crewe 'A' have won Division 2 by a point. Crewe 'B' have won Division 3, finishing level with their 'C' team on match points but with a higher game points total.

15th Newcastle Mini Congress

Congratulations to Alberto Gissi on running another very successful Newcastle Congress.

The Crewe players made off with most of the prize money, with Lukasz Michalek winning the U100 Section and Les Hall, Simon Layhe and Harry Gardiner sharing 1st prize in the U130 Section. Pavel Nefyodov won the U160 Section.

Click here for the full results or use the tab at the top of the page.

Les Hall in action !!!!!

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

County Championship Quarter Finals

The U100 and U120 teams have both been drawn away against their Norfolk counterparts in the Quarter Final of the County Championship. One match was due to be played on the 11th May and the other on the 18th May. However, I understand that the Captains are in discussions on playing both matches on the same day. As far as I am aware, no venue has yet been arranged.

Cheddleton Win Open Cup

Cheddleton have won this season's Open Cup with a resounding 5.5 - 0.5 win against Macclesfield in Monday night's Final.

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.