Welcome to the website of the Nottinghamshire Chess Association (NCA). The NCA administers chess in Nottinghamshire.
If you are a new or experienced chess player looking to join a club in Nottinghamshire contact one of the club secretaries shown on the list of clubs. New members are always welcome.
If you need to contact any NCA officer then please visit the information page for their details.
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National Chess Day (6th Sep)
The National Chess Day will take place on Saturday 12th September at Nottingham Railway Station Atrium from 9:30am to about 4:30pm. Juniors are particularly welcome.
MCBANG 2015 (9th Aug)
The annual MCBANG (formerly known as CWANG) event took place on Thursday 23rd July 2015 at the Horse 'n' Groom. Gambit emerged winners with 24 points. Full Results
Fantasy Football (8th Aug)
Fantasy Football enthusiast? Still time to join Premier Chess here - http://fantasy.premierleague.com/ - joining code is 651025-161998.
Your chance to beat a grandmaster! Sole rule - no pseudonyms for managers - real names only!
ECF National Schools Championships (19th Jul)
Report from John Swain
Nottingham High School (average grade 143) finished third in this year’s National Schools Chess Championships, after defeating Hampton School (average grade 163) on bottom board elimination (with the scores 3-3 and level on boardcount). The previous day, Nottingham High School lost 0½-5½ to a very strong Reading School (average grade 180) who were Champions last year but who lost on boardcount to Haberdashers’ Aske’s (average grade 175) in the Final this year.
The team consisted of Harry Croasdale, Hari Solomonides, Taylor Pearson, Karam Sangha, Saaras Mehan and Russell O’Brien (captain). Mention must also be made of Michael Fletcher and Aditya Munshi who played in the victory over Manchester Grammar School in the Quarter-Final but who were unavailable due to other prior commitments.
An interesting game follows, a classic case of “biter-bit” from move 22: View game
Sheffield Congress (19th Jul)
Nearly £500 prize money was won by Nottinghamshire players at the Sheffield Congress across three sections with 4 of those players finishing in 1st place. Jim Burnett (Mansfield) came equal 1st in the Open section with Mark Hebden on 4½/5 and won £150. Drag Sudar (Gambit) won the major section with a score of 4½/5 and received £200 in prize money. Andrew Sutton (Nottingham Central) and Chris Fraser (West Bridgford) both finished equal 1st in the minor section with a score of 4/5 and each received £72 in prize money. Here are the results for all the Notts players that took part in the competition (all scores out of 5):
- Open: Jim Burnett (Mansfield) 4½ =1st £150, Peter Mercs (Gambit) 3, Tim Kendall (Gambit) 2
- Major: Drag Sudar (Gambit) 4½ 1st £200, Andrew Thompson (Gambit) 1
- Intermediate: Michael Harper (Gambit) 1½
- Minor: Andrew Sutton (Nottingham Central) 4 =1st £72, Chris Fraser (West Bridgford) 4 =1st £72, Akmal Lathif (Nottingham Central) 2½
Inter-County Championship - ECF Final Stage (13th Jul)
Nottinghamshire took on Kent in both the Under 140 and Under 100 County Championship Finals at Trident College, Warwick. The U100 team won 7-5 but the U140 team narrowly lost by 8½-7½.
AGM Papers (10th Jul)
Here are the papers for the AGM meeting to be held on Monday 13th July:
- Congress Director Report
- Correspondence Report
- Executive Committee/Secretary Report
- County Teams Report
- MCCU Delegate/Representative report
- President Report
- League Secretary’s Report
- Treasurer’s Report