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 16th June 2017

The 21st South Lakes Chess Congress

 
Results of the 21st South Lakes Chess congress can be seen here and on the Tournaments Page.




13th June 2017

NCCU AGM Minutes.


The latest NCCU AGM minutes can be seen here, and on the Library Page.




12th June 2017

Cumbria Junior Chess Championship 2017

The 2017 Cumbria Junior Chess Championship is to be held on Saturday 1st July 10:30 am to 4 pm at the Queen Elizabeth Grammar, Ullswater Road, Penrith. Full details and the entry form can be seen here, and on the Juniors Page.


12th June 2017

Cumbria Chess AGM 2017

The Proposals received for the 2017 Cumbria Chess AGM can be seen here.

The Agenda can be seen here.


1st May 2017

Holidays        


I am away from tomorrow Tuesday 2nd May, to celebrate my good wifes' birthday, and will not return until 31st May. I am not taking my laptop and so the website will not be updated during this time. Sorry ! I may have email from time to time.

Dave Shaw


30th April 2017

The 21st South Lakes Chess Congress

 Reminder !

The 21st South Lakes Chess congress will be held on 2-4th June 2017 at Kendal Leisure Centre. 

The full details and an entry form can be found here.


27th April 2017

Cumbria League South 2017

Congragulations to Barrow A for winning the South League for the 3rd year running.

12th April 2017

Cumbria Chess AGM 2017

This will be held at Penrith on Saturday 1st July 2pm.

30th March 2017

Cumbria Individual Winners
 
    

The winners of this weekends Cumbria Individual tournament.


George Horne receiving the ‘Higgins’ Castle trophy and

Trevor Blower receiving the 'Keswick Hotel' Knight Trophy.



Full results can be seen on the Tournaments Page.




20th March 2017

Cumbria Individual Reminder
    

The 2017 Cumbria Individual will take place at The Duddon Sports & Social Club, Askam-in-Furness on the 24-26th March.

2 sections - Major (open to all) and Minor (under 130).

For more details and an entry form see here, for a Word Doc, or here for a PDF version.



27th February 2017

ECF County Match v Yorkshire
 
    


The results of the under 160 match between Cumbria and Yorkshire on Sunday February 26th at the Reform Club, Lancaster can be seen on the County Chess Page.

The photo shows George receiving the ‘Jonathan Swallow-John Moore Trophy’ from Yorkshire captain Rupert Jones.








16th February 2017

20/20 Chess
 

 
    
On Saturday 4th March 20/20 Chess are running a tournament in Manchester. You just need any four players to make up a team, the top sides will qualify to the 20/20 Super Final to crown the best 20/20 Chess team in the UK!

All the details can be found here at www.2020chess.com.

If you are interested or would like to know more, please feel free to contact us on director@2020chess.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Best wishes, 
Peter Hornsby
2020 Chess Founder and Director


16th February 2017

ECF County Friendly
 
    
The results of the friendly under 160 match between Cumbria and Greater Manchester on Saturday February 11th at the Reform Club, Lancaster can be seen on the County Chess Page.


16th February 2017

Cumbria Chess Team Rapidplay

Held Sunday 20th November 2016



Dave Cole receiving the Trophy on behalf of winners Barrow B from organiser Peter Hanks. Dave won the playoff for Barrow B against Peter Caulfield for Ulverston.

 

 
 

Full details can be seen on the Tournaments Page.


31st January 2017

January 2017 Grades

The ECF grades have now been issued and can be seen on the ECF Grading page.  

As you can see we have a new entrant at number 1 !

I am sure that I speak for all of us when I say how delighted I am that we have a new player joining Cumbria Chess. Not only that, but a strong player as well !

Welcome Tamsin ( Tammy ) ! I hope that some of your talent rubs off on the rest of us !

         


Don't forget that on the ECF Grading page -

To get a list for Cumbria, type any Cumbrian team (eg kendal) into the box and click on 'Find Clubs'.

Click on 'Cumbria' in the County Column.

To get the list in a different order click on the column header. eg To get the list in a clubs order, click on Club at the head of the column.

To get details for a player click on the ECF reference number in the Ref column.














26th January 2017

Whitaker Semi-finals  

The draw for the semi-finals of the Whitaker took place at Kendal Chess Club on Thursday evening. It can be seen on the Whitaker Page.


20th January 2017

Whitaker Semi-finals
    
Andy McAtear has pointed out that February seems to be a rather busy month, so I have put back the date of the Whitaker semi-final to the 4th March. That gives the 25th Match as the last date that the games can be played on which still leaves enough time to organise the final.

I will make the draw this next week so teams can still play them earlier if they wish.

Dave Shaw


19th January 2017

Midlands and Northern Girls Chess Championships Sunday 5th March 2017
        

The first one day congress will take place at Nottingham High School. There are sections from U8 to U18. Full details and an entry form can be found here.  




29th December 2016

Dumfries Allegro  Saturday 8th April 2017
        Scottish Chess
There is an allegro competition at Dumfries on Saturday 8th April. All the details and an entry form can be found here.




20th December 2016

Cumbria Individual 2017
    

The 2017 Cumbria Individual will take place at The Duddon Sports & Social Club, Askam-in-Furness on the 24-26th March.

2 sections - Major (open to all) and Minor (under 130).

For more details and an entry form see here, for a Word Doc, or here for a PDF version.



19th December 2016

The Last Chess PLayer

 
A few years from now, when all chess clubs have closed down, the last chess player fancies a game. 

Click here to see the game. 








11th December 2016

Carlisle v Penrith (x3) 10th December 2017
    
Andy McAtear has requested that I point out that Penrith and Carlisle each played all their 3 teams on the fixture date.

There Andy ! As requested.

I think the rest of us are all well jealous !


10th December 2016

The 21st South Lakes Chess Congress

 
The 21st South Lakes Chess congress will be held on 2-4th June 2017 at Kendal Leisure Centre. 

The full details and an entry form can be found here.


10th December 2016

12th 4NCL Fide Rated Congress 6-8th January 2017
        

The above congress takes place at Harrogate. All the details and an entry form can be found here.



10th December 2016

York Rapid Play Saturday 28th January 2017

Details and an entry form can be found here.


27th October 2016

Whitaker


The draw for the second round of the Whitaker took place at Kendal Chess Club on Thursday evening by Michael Thistelwood ( Secretary ).

It can be seen on the Whitaker Page.




25th October 2016

Change of email

Please note that the new email address of Ian Hewitson - captain of Windermere Whitaker team - has been changed to caroledhewitson@gmail.com


15th October 2016

The 21st South Lakes Chess Congress

 

 

The next South Lakes Chess congress will be held on 2-4th June 2017 at Kendal Leisure Centre. 

 
 
 

Due to circumstances beyond our control we have had to move the Congress to a new venue which we think will be a great improvement for the chess players. Better lighting and more room for each individual player, plus an easy to reach venue.

Coffee tea etc will be provided at reasonable prices and there is a direct road link from the M6 junction 36 direct to the Leisure Centre. Also there is more than enough parking and the Leisure centre are quite happy if you need to stay overnight in the car park (showers the next morning can also be arranged).

Details of Guest House/Hotel accommodation will be on the back page as usual of your entry together with directions for road and rail links.

The centre is approximately 10mins walk from the centre of Kendal which is an ideal town for touring the Lake District. There are also buses that will take visitors right to the heart of the lakes.

We do hope that the change of venue will not inconvenience you and trust that we will see all our regular and new players in June 2017.

Dave Cole – Janet and Trevor Blower

Organisers South Lakes Chess Congress


15th October 2016

Amendment to the Cumbria Chess Team Rapidplay



Note from Dave Cole -

To confirm – the event on 16th Oct has now been postponed and will now take place on Sunday 20th November. 

 
 

Also, please note the change in rules, which will allow all chess players to take part; where there will be a points handicap (similar to Whitaker rules) based on total team grading.

I hope teams previously discouraged from entering will now do so.

If you have problems with the entry form, just send an email to Peter Hanks with team details without using the form. 

Thanks

Regards
Dave
Full details and the entry form can be seen and downloaded from here.


5th October 2016

Keswick


Keswick Chess Club have now joined the Open League. Good News !

They meet Tuesday evenings from 7:30 at the Quaker Meeting House opposite Booths.
Fixtures have been amended. See the Clubs Page for more details.


22nd September 2016

Barrow

Unfortunately Barrow are unable to run a team in the Open League this season. The fixtures have been amended.


9th September 2016

Cumbria Chess Team Rapidplay

A One Day 5 Round Chess Rapid Play Team Championship will be held on Sunday October 16th 2016 at
The Duddon Sports & Social Club, James St, Askam-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA16 7AH
Full details can be seen here.


4th September 2016

Fixtures

This seasons fixtures are now available on the Fixtures Page.

Will team captains please make themselves familiar with the new additions to the Constitution, two points of which I summarise below -

4th September 2016

NCCU Club Championship 

The NCCU Club Championship will be held from October 2016-June 2017.

The Sections of the Championship will comprise the following:

If enough teams enter a particular section, there may by a round robin event.

All NCCU and Northern Clubs can enter - £10 per team.
A third team entering from the same club would only pay £5
A Team comprising three juniors – Free to enter

Winners of each Section to receive an NCCU Trophy and a Digital Clock.

Could you please enter teams by October 6th 2016
(When the draw and rules will be sent to team captains.)

Teams wishing to enter should contact:
Dave Cole
NCCU Club Championship Organiser
email: davecole5310@gmail.com
Tel: 07801718412.


4th September 2016

Club Membership Form

Club Secretaries are to post their club Membership list, Cumbria and ECF Membership fees (where appropriate) to the Cumbria Membership Secretary ( Dave Cole ) not later than 31st Oct 2016. The form can be downloaded here, and from the Library Page.


14th August 2016

ECF NW Girls Rapidplay Championship.


Sunday 11th September 2016. Part of the English Youth Grand Prix.

A one-day rapidplay Championships for girls at Arnside Educational Institute, Church Hill, Arnside, Carnforth Lancashire LA5 0DF – open to any girl chess players below the age of 18 on the 1st September 2016, aimed primarily at those living in the North West of England.


Sections — U8, U10, U12, U14, U15/U18

The winners of each age group receive the title of ECF North West Girls’ Rapidplay Champion 2016.

Please see this ECF page for full details.


11th August 2016

Cumbria Chess AGM.

The 2016 Constitution, Minutes, and Accounts are now published. They can be read from here and the Library Page.


24th July 2016

Cumbria Chess AGM

The 2016 Cumbria Chess AGM took place yesterday (Saturday 23rd July). It was a disappointing turnout with no representatives from any teams North of Windermere & Kendal. 




Neil Foxcroft receiving the Whitaker Trophy for Ulverston.





Here is a brief roundup of the outcome. 


The full minutes and the new Constitution will be available shortly.


24th July 2016

ECF Grades 2016
        


The July 2016 grades have been released.  The details can be found on the ECF Grading page.  I have decided to discontinue the Gradings Page as it is a simple copy of the ECF page.

Congratulations to John Toothill in leading the Cumbria list with a grade of 195 !



18th July 2016

Cumbria Chess AGM

A reminder that the AGM will be this Saturday July 23rd at 2pm in the British Legion Club in Barrow.

Here are links to some documents that are relevant - 


6th July 2016

NCCU Games.


Penrith have won the Minors section of the NCCU Club Championship by defeating Heywood 4 0.



See the NCCU results Web Page for the full details.


22nd June 2016

Cumbria Chess AGM

There are now 11 proposals. They can be seen here.

21st June 2016

Cumbria Chess AGM
There are now 5 proposals. They can be seen here.


19th June 2016

Cumbria Chess AGM

A note from our Secretary Jonathan Rashleigh

A reminder to all clubs that the AGM will be on July 23rd at 2pm in the British Legion Club in Barrow.

Any proposals that clubs wish discussed at the AGM must be with the Secretary, Jonathan Rashleigh, by Saturday 25th June to comply with the requirement that section 3(d) of the Constitution
To date three proposals have been received for amendments to the Constitution and these will be on the AGM agenda. They can be seen here. This pdf file will be updated as proposals come in.

17th June 2016

NCCU AGM Minutes.


The latest NCCU AGM minutes can be seen here, and on the Library Page.




17th June 2016

2016 Cumbria Junior Chess Championship

The Cumbria Junior Chess Championship for 2016 will be held on Sunday 17th July from 10:30 a.m.to 4 p.m. at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Ullswater Road, Penrith, CA11  7EG

For further details and/or to download the Entry Form see here.

A copy of this notice is on the Juniors page











17th June 2016

South Shields 150th Anniversary One day Congress

South Shields 150th Anniversary Celebration Rapid Play One Day Congress @ THE CUSTOMS HOUSE

Jul 3 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: Eddie Czestochowski Email: eddie@southshieldschessclub.co.uk 

Web:http://www.southshieldschessclub.co.uk

The event is a 9 round Rapidplay tournament. Each game will be 10 minutes + 5 sec increments.

The event has been arranged to mark the 150th Anniversary year of South Shields Chess Club. More details are available on club website. Entry fee – £10.00 (£5.00 for juniors)


17th June 2016

2016 Crew Chess Congress.

Friday 14th October to Sunday 16th October.  For further details and/or to download the Entry Form see here.


8th June 2016

2016 South Lakes Congress




Full details of this years South Lakes Congress can be seen here and via the Tournaments Page.








   

3rd June 2016

NCCU Games.

Barrow have won the Seniors section of the NCCU Club Championship by defeating Beverley by 2½ to 1½.



        

See the NCCU results Web Page for the full details.


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