Sunday, 15 April 2018

ECF Finance Meeting

An ECF Finance Meeting is being held on the 28th April. Please take the time to read the various proposals as they affect all of us. Please click here to view them and give any feedback to Andrew Leadbetter, our ECF rep.

Local Congresses

The dates for this year's Leek Rapidplay Congress and Leek Congress have now been announced. Please click on the links for further details and a downloadable entry form.

Newcastle Mini Congress

The Newcastle Mini Congress was held this weekend. Please click on the following links to view the final tables :




Thursday, 12 April 2018

Mair Reach Jackson Cup Final

Meir are through to the Final of the Jackson Cup after beating Stafford on board count, following a 2-2 draw. They will now meet either Lichfield or Cheddleton on the 13th June. Click here for the match score card.

Dates For Your Diary

Thursday 17th May - County Committee Meeting @ Stafford Chess Club - 7:30pm.

Officers of the Association are requested to bring their reports to this Meeting or, if unable to attend, forward them to Ray Dolan, the General Secretary.

Thursday 21st June - County AGM @Stafford Chess Club - 7:30pm.

Monday, 9 April 2018

Newcastle Through To Withnall Trophy Final

Newcastle are through to the Withnall Trophy Final following a 2.5 - 1.5 win at Fenton last night. They will now meet either Cheddleton or Walsall Kipping, who play later this month, on the 13th June. Click here for last night's match score card.

ECF National Club Championships

Newcastle failed to retain the ECF Intermediate Club Championship this weekend, with Telford taking the title this year.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Rugeley 50th Anniversary Rapidplay Congress

The Rugeley 50th Anniversary Chess Congress was held yesterday, 7th April. Please click on the following links for the final tables :

Open Section

Major Section

Minor Section

ECF National Club Championships

Newcastle-Under-Lyme Chess Club are flying the flag for Staffordshire at this weekend's National Club Championship. They are defending the Intermediate Section title they won last year so the very best of luck to them.

Friday, 6 April 2018

Newcastle Mini Congress

There is still time to enter the Newcastle Mini Congress being held over the weekend of 14th/15th April. That's Newcastle-Under-Lyme NOT Newcastle-Upon-Tyne !! Click here for full details.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Under 120 Team Fail To Qualify For Final Stages

With all the results now in for the MCCU U120 County Championship, the Staffs U120 team have, unfortunately, failed to qualify for the National Stages of the competition. Despite finishing joint 2nd on match points with 4 other Counties, an inferior aggregate score meant that they finished outside the top 3 qualifying places. Nonetheless, well done to Peter Evans and his players on a great effort. Click here for the final table.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

County Cup Finals

This season's County Cup Finals will be held at Stafford Chess Club on Wednesday 13th June.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Another Win For The U120's

Congratulations to the Staffs U120 team on their 3rd win in their last 4 matches on Saturday afternoon. A comprehensive 9-3 victory against an 11 man Worcestershire team saw them finish joint 3rd in the table, along with Derbyshire and Warwickshire, with 3 wins and 3 losses from their 6 matches. Click here for the match score card.

RIP Graham Humphreys

I am sad to have to report that Graham Humphreys, a long time stalwart of Staffordshire Chess, passed away on Wednesday 21st  March at the age of 89. An obituary has been posted on the ECF website, which you can read here.

Graham's funeral will take place at 3:30pm on Friday 13th April at Gornal Bank Crematorium, Coopers Bank Road, Dudley, DY3 2PT.