News – 2017–18

Items on this page are in reverse chronological order (i.e. the most recent items are at the top). For the very latest news, visit the home page.

Nottinghamshire Competitions (8th Oct)

The online entry forms are now available to use for the County Championship, Rapidplay and Congress competitions. You can also download pdf versions of the entry forms if you prefer to enter by post.

Competition Date Paper Entry Form Online Entry Form
County Championship 2-3 Dec 2017 Download Entry Form Enter Online
Nottingham Rapidplay 28 Jan 2018 Download Entry Form Enter Online
Nottingham Congress 21-22 Apr 2018 Download Entry Form Enter Online

If you have any problems with the online entry forms please contact the webmaster. For any general enquiries about the competitions please contact the organiser.

Executive Committee Meeting to be held 13th October (7th Oct)

If anyone has NCA matters to raise with the EC, or would like to attend, please let me know as soon as possible.

Steve Burke

2020 Chess Midlands Qualifier (7th Oct)

The upcoming 2020 Chess Midlands Qualifier takes place at Birmingham University on Sunday 22nd October. This is a 5 round team rapid-play. Each team consists of four players. The entry fee is 5 for students/under 18 and 10 per adult. There are plenty of prizes up for grabs. For more details please go to the 2020 chess website.

Plus ca change (7th Oct)

Phil Morgan looks at the results from the opening fixtures of the season and writes about the strength and depth of teams. Full Article

Staffordshire Congress (30th Sep)

The Staffordshire Congress took place on 16-17th September. Jonah Willow (West Notts) came equal first in the open section with a score of 3½/5 and won 112.50 in prize money. Hambel Willow (West Notts) scored 1½/5 in the major section and Joseph Hurst (West Notts) scored 3/5 in the minor section.

MCCU Congress (30th Sep)

The MCCU Congress took place on 11-13th August. Chris Fraser (West Bridgford) won the minor section with a perfect score of 5/5 and received 250 in prize money. Armaan Gogia (West Notts) scored 1½/5 in the major section. In the minor section Vidura Mendis (West Notts) scored 2½/5 and Arjuna Mendis (West Notts) scored 1/5.

British Championships (30th Sep)

This year the British Championships was held at Llandudno, a coastal town in North Wales. The competition took place between 28th July and 6th August. Chris Fraser (West Bridgford) won the U120 Championship with a score of 4½/5 and received 240 in prize money. Armaan Gogia (West Notts) scored 5/7 in the Under 14 Championship and received 20 in prize money. He also won a grading prize in the U140 Championship. Here are the results for all the Notts players who took part in the competition:

New Season (20th Aug)

Phil Morgan looks ahead at the new season. He discusses a new club joining the league, the reshuffle of existing club teams in the various divisions and some player transfers. Full Article

Fantasy Football (8th Aug)

Message from Neil Graham

Neymar might be worth 200 million but luckily he's not available for this year's Fantasy Football. If you're a budding Klopp or Koeman it's time to join the Premier Chess Fantasy Football League. Joining code for this year is 1506967-360799. Just one rule - all managers must give their correct name - no pseudonyms please!

The Big Hitters (6th Aug)

With the new grading list coming out in July Phil Morgan looks at the highest graded players in the Notts League and speculates what could happen in the forthcoming season. Full Article

CWANG 2017 (6th Aug)

The annual CWANG event was held in July at the usual venue. Mansfield emerged as the winners on 29½ points. Full Report

Best Game Prizes 2016-17 (6th Aug)

The winners were Michael Milford for the U140 section and Paul Cumbers for the Open. A report is available on the website. The report inclues all the games that were entered, with analysis and comments.

League Management Committee Meeting (6th Aug)

Following the AGM, the new LMC met to decide various aspects of preparation for the new season. The minutes (including the divisional structure for the new season) are now available on the website.

Annual General Meeting 2017 (6th Aug)

The meeting was held on 17th July and the minutes are now available on the website.

Triple Attack (6th Aug)

Marcel Taylor had a good win in the recent U140 county match final. The following article looks at a key position from the game and discusses the winning move. Full Article

Inter-County Finals (9th Jul)

Only one Nottinghamshire team made it through to the finals stage of the County Championships. The U140 team played against Lancashire in the final and lost 9-7. The match was decided on the middle boards. Full Results

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