Nottinghamshire County Championships

Nottinghamshire players, past and present, are invited to enter the County Championships on Sunday 13 November at Bramcote Memorial Hall. The NCA Annual General Meeting agreed with the Tournaments Committee’s proposal to run a six-round Rapidplay in the hope that this new format may attract larger numbers of players and also help to celebrate the NCA’s centenary year in style. […]

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Best Games and Swindles

With the return of “over the board” chess also comes the chance to show off your best efforts. Any games played in NCA tournaments (Rapidplay or Congress) league or county teams in the past 12 months are eligible. There are prizes for best games (open and under 1800 sections) and also for your best swindles. Please send entries to me […]

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Future Events

The latest edition of the Junior Newsletter is now available on the Juniors page. It includes details of several upcoming events suitable for Juniors. We are also looking for views on the format for our County Championship later this year. Please take a look on the competitions page

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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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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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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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Latest News

We are hoping to restart our Rapidplay and Congress in 2022 – Covid permitting! The currently planned dates are: Rapidplay – Sunday 20 February Congress – Weekend 23-24 April All being well, details of the events, and how to enter, will appear here nearer the time.   For local players, we are also planning to reinstate the County Championship, in […]

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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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