Sunday 26 May 2024

Roy Bennett Trophy Wnner..

 Congratulations to Dave Johnson as the winner of this years "Roy Bennett" Trophy which is Kidsgrove CC's internal annual competition.  Dave beat Andrew Crosby at our club night at the Red Bull.

Sunday 28 April 2024

End of Season. and Welcome to new members

 The final game in the NSDA league was completed recently. Kidsgrove beat Crewe G to finish 2nd in the league . Crewe G were champions and were unbeaten until our victory.

In recent weeks 4 new members have come along . Thanks to our members Andy Crosby and Rob Aked for helping to run events in the local libraries in North Staffs. This has meant our club nights have become increasingly active.  Should the interest continue there could be a genuine prospect of increasing the number of teams Kidsgrove can enter next season's competitions. Exciting times ahead.

Sunday 26 November 2023

Chess at Kidsgrove Library on Saturday mornings 9:30 to 12:00

 Although this weekly event is not part of this Chess club's organised events . Some of our members do attend to support the organiser Nigel and promote Kidsgrove chess club It is ideal for beginners or youngsters who may find our Thursday evening events a bit late for school days. It is free and no booking necessary. Go along and try. 


 After a quiet spell earlier in the summer ,the club completed its Summer League fixtures. The Club faced some tough opposition.

As summer ended the club gained two new members (One Returning) The new North Staff District Association League began with Kidsgrove opting to play in Division 4 . The season began well with 3 wins and a draw up to date.  (All details on the League Management System .LMS link)

With 8 active members this years internal club championship (Roy Bennett Trophy) began with some interesting results after 3 rounds.

Sunday 11 June 2023

Derek Northage

 The club is sad to announce the passing of Derek Northage. Derek had played for Kidsgrove for many years playing his last game late March . He continued to competitive chess into his nineties.. He had played chess for over 80 years. He had also played for Newcastle previously. Despite developing physical frailties his chess mind was strong to the end.

Tuesday 6 June 2023

Summer League to begin

 The main NSDCA season is over with Kidsgrove held its own in the 3rd division after managing to keep a full fixture list with limited number of available players. However as we look forward to the Summer League fixtures things are improving with new interest in the club. Later in the summer the club will run its internal club competition. .We are always looking for additional members no matter what their ability. I always recommend contacting us before as sometimes on a Thursday we may be playing an away match  and the holiday season has begun. Contact Julian Cook 07771965955 . 

Wednesday 18 January 2023

Change of venue

 Kidsgrove Chess Club is now based at

Red Bull Public House (Kidsgrove)

Congleton Road South

Church Lawton 

Stoke on Trent ST7 3AJ

Club Night is still Thursday 7:30

The new venue provides a larger room for matches. The Club has expressed its thanks to Jenna at the Blue Bell pub for allowing to play there in these Post Covid times to get the club up and running.

Saturday 5 November 2022

Roy Bennett Trophy. New season underway

 The Roy Bennett Trophy which is the club's internal competition was completed with Julian Cook beating Dave Johnson in the final. 

The new NSDCA season is underway with Kidsgrove entering a team in the 3rd division. The team has a loss and a draw in two games so far.