Latest NCCU Club & County Results
Latest Club Championship results
June 30th Seniors Prescot & Knotty Ash 2½ – 1½ South Shields
Congratulations to the new 2018 Seniors Champions – Prescot & Knotty Ash – see posting below
Latest County Championship results
Feb 18th U120 Yorkshire 3½ – 8½ Merseyside
Mar 4th Open Lancashire 7 – 5 Yorkshire Match report
Mar 4th U160 Lancashire 5½ – 6½ Yorkshire Match report
Mar 18th U120 Merseyside 6½ – 5½ Lancashire Match report
Apr 8th U140 Yorkshire 6½ – 5½ Lancashire
Apr 15th U120 Lancashire 8 – 4 Yorkshire Match report
Apr 28th U140 Prelim Hertfordshire 6½ – 9½ Lancashire
Apr 29th U160 Cumbria 6-6 Lancashire
Latest results from the National stages
May 12th Open Prelim Yorkshire 10 – 6 Essex
May 12th U160 QF Nottinghamshire 7½ – 8½ Lancashire Match report
May 12th U160 QF Yorkshire 9½ – 6½ Hertfordshire
May 12th U120 QF Norfolk 6 – 6 Lancashire Lancashire knocked out
May 19th U180 QF Middlesex 10 – 6 Lancashire Lancashire knocked out
May 19th U140 QF Yorkshire 9 – 7 Surrey
May 19th U140 QF Nottinghamshire 9 – 7 Lancashire Lancashire knocked out
May 19th U120 QF Merseyside 4 – 8 Warwickshire Merseyside knocked out
Jun 9th U140 SF Yorkshire 9½ – 6½ Worcestershire
Jun 9th U160 SF Middlesex 6 – 10 Yorkshire
Jun 9th U180 SF Yorkshire 9½ – 6½ Essex
Jun 9th Open SF Lancashire 9 – 7 Sussex Full result
Jun 9th Open SF Middlesex 7 – 9 Yorkshire
Jun 10th U160 SF Essex 7 – 9 Lancashire Full result
Jun 10th U100 SF Lancashire 7 – 5 Essex Full result
Jul 7th Open FINAL Lancashire 8* – 8 Yorkshire Congratulations to Lancashire who win the Open on the tie-break
Jul 7th U180 FINAL Yorkshire 8½ – 7½ Warwickshire Congratulations to Yorkshire who win the U180
Jul 7th U160 FINAL Yorkshire 5 – 11 Lancashire Congratulations to Lancashire who win the U160
Jul 7th U140 FINAL Yorkshire 6 – 10 Nottinghamshire
Jul 7th U100 FINAL Leicestershire 7 – 5 Lancashire
New NCCU Individual and Heywood Congress Champion
ChessJournal App has been updated, that now means it is available with loads of new features, uses cloud storage and perhaps most importantly is also now available for Android as well as iOS phones.
ChessJournal App website
My name is Jon Fisher and I play for Horfield chess club in the Bristol and District league. I wanted to write and tell the Northern Counties Chess Union (NCCU) about an app I have been working on for the last few months called ChessJournal. Its specifically designed for league and tournament chess players to record, store, analyse and get statistics on their “over the board” seasons.
ChessJournal went live on the App Store on Saturday 28th May (at the moment its only on iPhone but we will be going to Android later) so its early days but i’d love to get some feedback and interest from serious amateur chess players (whom ChessJournal is designed for). I was hoping you might be able to share this email with the various member clubs of the NCCU to see if their is any interest?
You can download ChessJournal (it costs £1.49) for iPhone here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/chessjournal/id1088693254?mt=8
More information is also available from our:
Main website: http://chessjournalapp.com
Im really committed to make ChessJournal a success so any feedback from your members would be great. If they wanted to leave a nice review on the App Store that would also be great!
Thank you for taking the time to read my email. Any problems or questions then please do get in touch.
P.S. We already have two 5* reviews and yesterday ChessJournal entered the Top 20 in the boardgames category of the UK App Store!
Yesterday I was invited to Alnwick to present the NCCU Schools award to the chess club at St Paul’s Middle School. In fact the club also caters for former pupils who now attend The Duchess High School. A reporter from local newspaper was there to take photographs and I persuaded her to take one with my camera for the NCCU website, which I attach here.
The picture shows Henry Gormally ( Chess coach, far left), Paul Bielby (NJCA President, centre) and Maria Wilson (Head teacher, far right) together with 4 of the club members. The picture shows the first moves ever played with their new presentation board and set!
Highfield Priory School Preston – Chess Club
The chess club is supported and promoted excellently by Headteacher Mr. Duke. From small beginnings many years ago, with just a dozen players, the club got off the ground by entering the Junior Congresses run by Lancashire Chess Association. These events have generally been the first events that children have attended and they have gained valuable experience at these events which place the children in appropriate sections for their ability. The children have regularly attended these Congresses for several years now with entries of anything up-to 15 children. Some of the children are now playing in adult events.
The school plays in the EPSCA Primary Schools tournament and also the UK Chess Challenge.
The children are part of the very active school chess club. The children also attend regular Lancashire coaching sessions run by Steve Lamb and Bill O’Rourke. These take place on Saturdays, about once a month throughout the chess season and are very well attended especially considering the range of activities on offer to children these days.
The club has the full backing of the school community which makes this club a success. Mrs Haythornthwaite in particular plays a large part in the growth of chess at the school. School staff accompany the players on their residential trips. Mr Duke generously allows the school to be used free of charge to host junior Lancashire training events, and it is hoped to begin running Lancashire junior congresses there soon.
At the heart of the club is a key principle of enjoyment and enrichment for all.
Many players from the club have represented Lancashire at U9 and U11 level, and this representation grows year on year. Some of the youngsters have now made the breakthrough to playing for the ADULT Lancashire u100 and u120 teams!
The Lancashire Chess Association fully endorses Highfield Priory School as being a worthy recipient of the 2013-2014 NCCU Schools award.
Lancashire Chess Association President.
L/R – Bill O’Rourke, Chess teacher Mrs Haythornthwaite, Headteacher Jeremy Duke
JAMES TENNANT SMITH, 19/06/1927 – 02/04/2014
Heywood Chess Club has lost one of its longest standing members this week. Over the last 20 years Jim Tennant Smith represented the Heywood club during a time when the first team won the Manchester, Central Lancashire and Bury & Rochdale leagues, and the Northern Counties Club championships. Jim was a very strong Lancashire county player for many decades, but was also always willing to turn out for the lower Lancashire teams in later life whenever they needed players, playing his last county match at 85 years of age.
During his long chess career, Jim held the positions of Lancashire President, Treasurer and Bulletin Editor, and Heywood Chess Club President. Jim was only too happy to lend a hand helping to coach chess players of any age at the club, and he will be greatly missed by all the players and officials of Heywood Chess Club and the Lancashire Chess Association.
Jim’s funeral service will take place on Wednesday, 16th April at Trinity Methodist Church, Bethel Street, Heywood, at 2.00pm
NCCU Correspondence Chess Championships – Results 2011-12
U160 – Lancs 5.5 – 6.5 Cumbria