Thursday, 14 November 2019

Start of the New seaon

The new season is underway.3 games have been played (Won 1 Lost 2) All details are held on the League Management System (LMS) See the link.

The club welcomes Gareth back after a 10 year break. He returned with a draw during the team's first win.

The club is about to set up its annual internal competition. Any new member registered with the ECF can enter ,but act soon as entries will be finalised over the next week

Monday, 8 July 2019

Season End 18/19

The 18/19 Ended with Dave Johnson winning the Roy Bennett trophy which is our internal competition where all players play each other.. (All results on the League Management System)

The league games in the NSDCA Div4 were finished a bit later than expected due to rearranged matches cancelled earlier in the year taking place. A steady finish in what was a difficult few months as our  membership went through some changes and thanks to the energy of our new member we kept a full team going.

As the new season approaches the club would like to attract new members.  Please contact us if you are interested and any level of ability is welcome. The summer is a good time to come have ago whilst there are no formal matches taking place.  There is no charge to come and try some chess.

We have our AGM on the 9/7/19.  I will update after the outcome.

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Steady progress as the season continues

Although there have not been many updates recently there has been plenty of chess played. We have welcomed two new members who are actively playing both in the league and our internal club tournament. We are also delighted to have a junior player coming along and developing there chess skills.  (See the link to the league details)

Dave is the leader currently in our club competition, but there is plenty of time for others to catch up.

The club would like to attract new members. If we could attract 2 or 3 more committed players this would allow the club to form a second team. Please contact us if you are interested.

Monday, 10 December 2018

Julian (Jules) Hawthorne

The club wishes to thank Julian Hawthorne who has moved on from Kidsgrove Chess Club.
Julian (Better know as Jules) has played for the club since 2013 and has been the team captain. He has played a major part in keeping the club going when resources have been stretched

Jules plays most of his chess in individual tournaments and has had a lot of success. We wish him well .

New Season so far

The start of the new season in Division 4 of the NSDCA  has seen 3 wins from 4 matches. (See the link for full details). However we faced a strong team from Newcastle in the Cup match and we will try again next season.

To new players have joined the club . (One is already playing matches).

I would invite anyone who is interested in playing chess to come along and visit us. (It is always worth contacting us beforehand to ensure someone is available to meet you.

Monday, 27 August 2018

2018/2019 Fixture List

The 2018/2019 Fixture List has now been published and can be viewed from the tab at the top of this page.

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Well done Jules!

Some of our members opt to play in Chess Congresses in various parts of the country.

Jules Hawthorne is one who plays in these congresses and during last weekend claimed victory in the under 130 grade tournament. He shared the first prize with 4 wins from 5 games at the Midland Open.

He also entered the "ECF Grand Prix"  which is a series of games over 12 months from 1st July to June 30th  Jules won the Under 120 grade section.

Well Done

AGM 7th August

The Club AGM took place at Kidsgrove CC with a good attendance and concluded with a positive programme forward after a quiet summer.

Even though there has been further interest from potential new members there was not quite enough commitment to enter a second team.   With the new grades issued and the fact that Rich is taking a sabbatical from league chess it meant that a team will be entered into division 4 of the NSDCA. . Kidsgrove  can also enter a team in the under 130 "Intermediate" trophy . The fixtures will be released in due course

There will be a new focus on our internal competitions in order to give members further games which will be graded. Both standard play and Rapid play

The Roy Bennet Trophy was won by Dave Johnson for the first time.  Dave in the Man U shirt is presented the trophy by the previous winner Rich

This is a good time to come and join us in order to be included in our club competitions