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.
For older news items see the news page.
Inter-County Minor Championship: Lincolnshire 9-7 Nottinghamshire (26th Oct)
The minor team lost 9-7 to Lincolnshire. Last season they had an excellent win over Lincolnshire but unfortunately the team weren't able to produce the same result this time round. Full Results
Inter-County U120 Championship: Warwickshire 7½-4½ Nottinghamshire (26th Oct)
The U120 team lost 7½-4½ to Warwickshire in their opening match of the season. An early 4-3 lead was the high point of the day as Warwickshire proved too strong on the bottom boards. Full Results
University captains confirmed (22nd Oct)
The University captains for the current season (2014-15) have been confirmed. Details can be found on the information page.
Inter-County U160 Championship: Warwickshire 6½-9½ Nottinghamshire (22nd Oct)
The U160 team beat Warwickshire by a score of 9½-6½ despite missing several regular players and juniors. The match was decided on the bottom boards where Notts players outgraded their opponents by an average of 12 grading points. Full Results
Nottinghamshire Competitions - entry forms (7th Oct)
The entry forms for the County Championship, Congress and Rapidplay competitions can now be downloaded from the website:
The online entry forms will be available later.
Nottinghamshire Competitions (13th Sep)
The dates have been confirmed for the County Championship, Congress and Rapidplay competitions. These are as follows:
- County Championship 22-23 Nov 2014
- Nottingham Rapidplay 18 Jan 2015
- Nottingham Congress 18-19 Apr 2015
NCA AGM Minutes 2014 (10th Sep)
The draft minutes of the Nottinghamshire Chess Association AGM held at West Notts CC on 21 July 2014 is now available to view on the website.
CWANG 2014 (18th Aug)
The annual CWANG event took place on Thursday 17th July 2014 at the Horse 'n' Groom. Central/Mansfield won the event with 25 points, followed by last year's winner Gambit on 22 points. Full Results
League Management Committee Minutes (3rd Aug)
The minutes for the League Management Committee meeting held at the Horse & Groom, Basford on Monday 7th July are now available on the website. Please note that these minutes have been reviewed but will not be formally accepted until the next LMC meeting.
Inter-County Championship - ECF Final Stage (20th Jul)
Three Nottinghamshire teams were playing in the finals. The minor team lost 9½-6½ to Suffolk. The U140 team lost 9-7 to Hampshire. The U120 team won 7-5 against Hertfordshire.
Ashfield Chess Club website revived (13th Jul)
Ashfield Chess Club website has gone live again after being dormant for a few years. The new site has been revived by club member's Steve Bak's hard work and expertise. We hope the site will be of interest to club members, and all those who take an interest in Nottinghamshire Chess. Visit the Ashfield Chess Club website.
Nomads - new venue (6th Jul)
Nomads Chess Club have relocated to Horse & Groom pub, Radford Road, Nottingham. Matches will be played in the function room, which many players will recall from the annual CWANG challenge. Interestingly, Nomads are sharing the pub with Nottingham Backgammon Club which gives chess players another game to try out on Monday evenings. Further details can be found on the Nomads Chess Club website.
NCA Annual General Meeting 2014 (29th Jun)
The NCA Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 21st July at 7:30pm at West Notts Chess Club. An agenda for the meeting and the draft minutes of the RRM meeting on 12th May are available to download. Any reports received by 14th July will be circulated with final papers for the meeting. Please could all officers indicate to the President whether or not they are willing to continue in post for next season; anyone, current officer or otherwise, who would like to take on a role within the NCA is likewise asked to contact the President.
NCA Updates to Rules, Constitution and Executive Committee Standing Orders (29th Jun)
Inter-County Championship - ECF Semi Final Stage (21st Jun)
All 3 Nottinghamshire were successful in their matches at the semi final stage. The minor team beat Leicestershire for the third time this season with a score of 9½-6½. The U140 team had a close match against Kent but came through 9-7. The U120 team had a comfortable win over Staffordshire by 7½-4½.
Minor - Suffolk v Nottinghamshire
U120 - Hertfordshire v Nottinghamshire
U140 - Hampshire v Nottinghamshire
Inter-County Championship - ECF Quarter Final Stage (3rd Jun)
The quarter final stage of the county championships was played on 17 May. Nottinghamshire had 3 teams competing in the minor, U120 and U100 sections. The minor team had a convincing 10-6 victory over Manchester and progress to the semi final stage where they will play Leicestershire. The U120 team beat Lancashire 7½-4½ and also progress to the semi final stage where they will play Staffordshire. The U100 team lost 7-4 to Kent and are out of the championship.
Semi Final Draw
Minor - Leicestershire v Nottinghamshire
U120 - Staffordshire v Nottinghamshire