Monday, 3 February 2020

2020 Staffordshire Congress

After a break of 2 years the 2020 Staffordshire Congress will be held on Sarturday/Sunday 18th/19th April at the Ryecroft Community Hub Sports Hall, 28 New Forest Road, Walsall, WS3 1TR. Full details and an online entry form can be found here.

Sunday, 2 February 2020

County U140 Misery Continues

The County U140 team suffered their 4th consecutive defeat on Saturday afternoon, going down by the narrowest of margins, 8.5 - 7.5, against Derbyshire in the bottom of the table clash. Both teams had lost all of their previous matches but it was Derbyshire who broke their duck, leaving Staffs languishing at the bottom of the table. Click here for the match score card.

Sunday, 29 December 2019

Newcastle Mini Congress

The 16th Newcastle-Under-Lyme Mini Congress is being held over the weekend of 15th/16th February 2020. Please click here for full details and online entry form.

Sunday, 8 December 2019

U140 Team Maintain 100% Record

Unfortunately it's not the 100% that we wanted. A 9.5 - 6.5 defeat by Lincolnshire yesterday afternoon means that we have lost all 3 of our MCCU Championship matches, only slightly better that Derbyshire who have lost their first 4 matches. The match between ourselves and them on the 1st February will determine the outcome of the Wooden Spoon. Click here for yesterday's match score card.

All Square For The U100's

The Staffs U100 team were held to a 6-6 draw by Worcestershire  in their opening MCCU Championship match last weekend. Click here for the match score card.

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

U120's Win Again

The County U120 team recorded their second successive win at the weekend, beating Derbyshire by 6.5 - 5.5. They are now joint top of the table. Click here for the match score card.

Sunday, 10 November 2019

MCCU County Championship Results

I have been a bit remiss in updating the News with the latest MCCU County Championship results. However, to summarise the position so far, the U100 are still yet to play their first match, the U120 have won their first match and the U140 team have, unfortunately, lost their first two matches. Results and match score cards can be found from the following links :

Friday, 18 October 2019

County Cup Please Enter

All Staffordshire Clubs are invited to enter the Staffordshire County Cups.
To enter or for further information please email Peter Evans.
These consist of one open competition and three grade limited events. The competitions are held on a knock out format.
The events are summarised below :

Hickman (Open, 6 boards)
Gothard (Under 161, 4 boards)
Jackson (Under 141, 4 boards)
Withnall (Under 121, 4 boards)

The closing date for entry is Sunday 24th November and we intend to finish the competitions by Mid- June 2020.  Please note Meir and Rugeley Chess Clubs have already made their entries.
If any teams are worried about excessive travel, then a neutral venue may be arranged for any tie.
The July Grading List will be used to determine eligibility for the Gothard, Jackson and Withnall competitions.
The full rules are available on this link.