Sunday, 16 June 2019

Newcastle Win Jackson Cup

Congratrulations to Newcastle on winning the Jackson Cup, beating Cheddleton by 2.5 - 1.5 in Friday night's Final. Click here for the match score card.

Sunday, 9 June 2019

County U120's Fail To Reach Final

With Team Captain Peter Evans unavailable, Alberto Gissi took over as U120 Captain for the day. Unfortunately, the team were unable to emulate their U100 counterparts, going down by 8 - 4 against Essex in their County Championship Semi-Final. Unfortunately, they also defaulted a board, although this had no effect on the overall result. Click here for the match score card. However, Very well done to them on reaching this stage of the Competition.

Staffs U100's Into County Championship Final

It was a wet and windy afternoon yesterday but the sun shone on the County U100 team as they beat Lancashire by 8.5 - 3.5 to reach the Final of the County Championship. Lancashire didn't help themselves by turning up over an hour late and defaulting on 3 boards. However, even allowing for this it was a good win for the Staffs team, who will now meet Nottinghamshire in the Final on the 13th July. Click here for the score card from yesterday's match.

Congratulations to Robert West and his team who have got this far despite a shaky start in the earlier MCCU stage  of the competition. We wish them the very best of luck in the Final.

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Walsall Kipping Win Hickman Cup

Walsall Kipping have retained the Hickman Cup with a 4-2 win against Cheddleton. Click here for the match score card.

Monday, 20 May 2019

County Teams Reach Semi-Finals

Congratulations to both the County U100 and U120 teams on reaching the Semi-Finals of the County Championships.

They both recorded wins over their Norfolk counterparts on Saturday afternoon, with the U100 team winning by 7.5 - 4.5 and the U120 team by 7 - 5.

Click here for the U100 match score card and here for the U120 match score card.

The U100 team will now be at home against Lancashire in their Semi-Final on the 8th June and the U120 team will be at home against Essex, also on the 8th June.

Thursday, 16 May 2019

RIP Brian Walden

You may have read in the news recently about the death of Brian Walden the TV presenter and former Minister in the Wilson Government. However, you may not know that he was the Staffordshire Chess Champion in 1948 and played for West Bromwich in the Birmingham League.

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

County Championship Quarter Finals

The County Championship Quarter Finals against Norfolk U100 and Norfolk U120 are both being played on Saturday the 18th May in Thorney, which is about 5 miles from Peterborough in Cambridgeshire.

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

County Championship Quarter Finals

The U100 and U120 teams have both been drawn away against their Norfolk counterparts in the Quarter Final of the County Championship. One match was due to be played on the 11th May and the other on the 18th May. However, I understand that the Captains are in discussions on playing both matches on the same day. As far as I am aware, no venue has yet been arranged.