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.

Latest news

For older news items see the news page.

Rapidplay £5 late entry fee (15th Jan)

The date for the late entry fee on the entry form is from January 17th. However the on-line system adds the fee from January 15th. On-line entries on January 15th & 16th will be refunded the late fee on the day. My apologies for the inconvenience.

Robert Richmond

News for juniors (14th Jan)

Issue 13 (January 2019) of the newsletter is now available.

Inter-County U140 Championship Round Up (14th Jan)

The U140 team won their first 3 matches of the season to enter the New Year on maximum points.

10 Nov Derbyshire 5½-10½ Nottinghamshire Full Results
24 Nov Warwickshire 7½-8½ Nottinghamshire Full Results
8 Dec Nottinghamshire 11-5 Staffordshire Full Results

Nottinghamshire Primary Schools Chess Association (29th Dec)

Please see the NPSCA website for details of Saturday morning coaching sessions, tournaments and matches for U11, U9 and Girls teams.

Teachers running chess clubs in their schools and chess clubs with promising juniors in Years 2-6 who would benefit from what the NPSCA has to offer should make their recommendations to the Secretary, John Crawley

Notts League Mid-Season Review (29th Dec)

Phil Morgan looks at the league tables mid way through the season to see which teams are doing well. Full Article

Inter-County Minor Championship (29th Dec)

In their opening match of the season Nottinghamshire drew 8-8 against Lincolnshire, the current Midlands Champions. Full Results

The next match against Warwickshire was similiarly close and tense but a late win on the few remaining boards clinched it for Nottinghamshire. Full Results

News for juniors (16th Dec)

Issue 12 (December 2018) of the newsletter is now available.

Nottinghamshire County Championship (8th Dec)

The 2018/19 County Champion is Jonah Willow (West Notts) with a perfect score of 5/5. Full Results

News for juniors (11th Nov)

Issue 11 (November 2018) of the newsletter is now available. The newsletter looks at upcoming events for juniors.

News for juniors (30th Oct)

Issue 10 (October 2018) of the newsletter is now available. The newsletter looks at upcoming events for juniors.

Association Secretary (30th Oct)

I am pleased to announce that Graham Neil has agreed to take up the reins as Association Secretary. His contact details have been added to our website Information page. I’m sure we all wish him well in his tenure.

Steve Burke

Nottinghamshire Competitions (30th Sep)

The online entry forms are now available to use for the County Championship, Rapidplay and Congress competitions. The pdf versions of the entry forms will be available shortly.

Competition Date Online Entry Form
County Championship 17-18 Nov 2018 Enter Online
Nottingham Rapidplay 20 Jan 2019 Enter Online
Nottingham Congress 23-24 Mar 2019 Enter Online

If you have any problems with the online entry forms please contact the webmaster. For any general enquiries about the competitions please contact the organiser.

Annual General Meeting minutes for July (8th Sep)

The minutes for the AGM held on 31st July are now available on the website.

News for juniors (8th Sep)

Issue 9 (September 2018) of the newsletter is now available. The newsletter looks at upcoming chess events for juniors to enter.

Looking Back and Ahead (8th Sep)

Phil Morgan looks back at last season and how well teams did in each division. He then looks ahead at the new season which will start soon. Full Article

MCCU Congress (19th Aug)

FM Jonah Willow (West Notts) won the Open section with a score of 4/5 and received £283 in prize money. Here are the results for all the Notts players who took part in the competition (all scores out of 5):

Leek Congress cancelled (19th Aug)

The Leek Congress which was to be held on 7-9th Sep has been cancelled. This competition had been advertised on this website in the forthcoming events list.

MCCU Open Congress (29th Jul)

The 2018 Midland Open will be at the Ramada Hotel in Telford between 10-12 August. The leading Midlands player will be the 2018 Midlands Champion, and qualify for the 2019 British Chess Championships.

More information here: http://www.mccu.org.uk/m_congress/index.htm

Online entry here: http://www.mccu.org.uk/m_congress/entryform.htm

Annual General Meeting of the Notts Chess Association on Tuesday 31st July (15th Jul)

As announced at the RRM, the AGM will be held on 31st July at 7:30pm in the Bramcote Memorial Hall.

An agenda for the meeting is available to download. Supporting documentation will be sent to clubs and officers in due course.

General Meeting minutes for May (15th Jul)

The minutes for the General Meeting held on 29th May are now available on the website. This meeting included league rule revisions.

Ups and Downs. On and Off The Board (8th Jul)

Phil Morgan writes about correspondence chess including the success of Nottinghamshire winning Division 3 and also his own personal success in representing Wales in a friendly match against Italy. In addition to this he looks through Stan Cranmer's collection of books and magazines. Full Article