2022 EJCOA NATIONAL YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS

The East Midlands Regional Final will be held at Nottingham High School on Saturday, May 21st. There are numerous age-group sections from under 20 down to under 8. Each will be five rounds of Rapidplay (25 mins + 10 sec/move) starting at 10:00 and finishing 17:45. Entry Fee £15. The top boy and the top girl in each age category […]

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Congratulations to Jonah Willow!

Jonah competed in Dublin, achieving his final IM Norm and qualifying for the International Master title. On his return to Nottinghamshire, he followed this up by winning the Open Section of the Nottingham Congress. Further details of the Congress can be seen on the Competitions page

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45th Nottingham Congress

We are pleased to publish details of our Congress, to take place at Nottingham High School on 23rd & 24th April, and start taking entries. Full details are available here Competitions – Nottinghamshire Chess Association

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Nail-biter in NG9

On 26th February, our Notts u1450 juniors hosted Leicestershire u1450 for a winner takes all clash at Bramcote. A good natured and well fought match, prefaced with Leicestershire’s captain and a couple of their players kindly helping us with setting up some of the tables and boards. As the match started, it quickly looked like a lot of the games […]

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31st Nottingham Rapidplay

In view of the improving Covid situation, and the entries we have received so far, we are reasonably confident at present that the Rapidplay will go ahead as planned. Of course, Covid has a history of throwing out curve balls, so please keep an eye on the website in the run up to the event.

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31st Nottingham Rapidplay

In view of the continuing uncertainty about Covid developments, we cannot yet be absolutely certain that the event will be able to go ahead. However we have decided to start taking entries, which will be limited to a maximum of 150 in total. A full update on the current situation can be seen on the Tournaments tab of our Competitions […]

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Correspondence Chess

Back in July we reported that our team captain, Phil Morgan, had been awarded the Welsh Correspondence Chess Expert title. We’re happy to add our congratulations now that he has earned the ICCF Correspondence Chess Expert title.

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Correspondence Chess

The 2021 season has now been completed. Nottinghamshire finished in third place in Division 2 of the Counties League competition behind, East Wales B and Yorkshire A. You can view the full Results here The 2022 season will begin in February. If you are interested in playing for Nottinghamshire in this competition, please contact Phil Morgan, County Correspondence Captain before […]

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4NCL Online Season 4

Our team went down to a narrow defeat by 1.5 – 2.5. Martin Pettinger maintained his unbeaten record with a draw on Board 1. Alex Bentley scored an excellent win with black on Board 2. However Eagle and Child powered home with wins on the lower boards in tense finishes that went down to the wire. The match result was […]

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31st Nottingham Rapidplay

We are currently planning to hold this ECF-rated event on Sunday 20th February 2022 at the usual venue, Nottingham High School, starting at 10:00am. However, in view of the current uncertainty about Covid developments, we cannot yet confirm this or start to take entries. Hopefully circumstances will allow us to do this in early January. Meanwhile, the currently expected details […]

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4NCL Online Season 4

Ashfield Anonymous C has progressed to the Final of Division 4 of the 4NCL Online with a 3-1 win over Hertford 2. We reached this stage by winning our League section, scoring 13/14 points. Our top board, Martin Pettinger, has won his 8 games in this season’s competition. The Semi-Final was a new and daunting experience for the team as […]

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Tom Guy (d.19 July 2021)

We were sad to learn of the death of Tom after a long battle with cancer. He was active in the Notts area in the 1970s and 80s, being a regular for the Nottingham Players club before moving to West Bridgford CC in 1975. He also represented the County both over the board and in correspondence chess, continuing to do […]

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Season 2021-22

Following the request for volunteers to captain teams, our thanks to David Levens, Mick Frings and Mike Swanwick, who will captain Notts U2050, U1450 and U1450 Juniors teams. The following details were supplied by Peter Sherlock, MCCU County Championship Controller… U2050 section – only Nottinghamshire have entered and will go through to the National Stages as MCCU1. Entries for this […]

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Volunteers Needed!

Following the recent online AGM there are three areas in particular where the association needs volunteers to step forward to help us get chess back on the board! Executive Committee – There are two vacancies for EC Members. If you have any ideas on how to develop chess in the county, this is the ideal place to put them forward. […]

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Correspondence Chess

Congratulations to our team captain, Phil Morgan, who has achieved the title of Welsh CC Expert. He provided an update on this year’s team, which is currently participating in Division 2 of the County Correspondence competition. The event started late, in February 2021, so will officially end in January 2022. At the end of June, we stood in first place […]

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New Chess Charity for Nottinghamshire

Nick London explains below the details of this new local charity. He notes, in particular, that further trustees are needed to take part in the work of the charity, and that the NCA can nominate three further people to fill this role. The AGM, scheduled for 23rd July, will be an opportunity to express interest in this. If anyone reading this is interested, and would […]

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Welcome to our new website!

As we will all, hopefully, be getting back to something like normal in the coming months, we are now launching the new NCA website. News of what is planned will appear here, as and when “chess life” opens up again.

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Notts League Update

Due to Coronavirus restrictions the 2019-2020 season was suspended in March 2020 with most teams having two or three matches still to play. It was hoped that these could be completed later in the year when allowed, but (as restrictions went on) the LMC eventually decided to end the season with proportional points allocated for those remaining matches.

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County Teams Update

During the Coronavirus restrictions there have been no “over the board” county matches and there was little support for playing online team events.

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