Entries are invited for this season’s NCCU County Championships with the winners/runners-up of each section qualifying for the national stages run by the ECF, due to be held in the spring of 2019. Further details and an online entry form are available by clicking the NCCU County Championships link to the right or you can send your county’s entry by email or phone to Jim Moran or Dave Cole.
Let’s see a few more entries from other northern counties this season to give Lancashire & Yorkshire a run for their money for a change…
…and calling all Club Secretaries…
The NCCU Club Championships are hoping to start early in the New Year so if your club fancies the opportunity to play matches outside your normal league(s) with the chance of winning a trophy and a digital clock then check out the NCCU Club Championships link to the right for more details. Interested clubs can either use the online form to send in their entry or contact Keith Smith, the Club Championship organiser, by email.
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
The two largest Counties in the NCCU continued their run of success in this season’s County Championships with Lancashire bringing home both the Open & U160 trophies whilst Yorkshire were victorious in the U180.
Well done to both and check out how they got to the Finals by selecting the NCCU County Championships link on the right hand side of this page and then clicking Fixtures.
Further details regarding Lancashire’s matches in the Finals can be seen on the LCA website and the full results from the Finals can be viewed on the national website on the ECF LMS – County Championship page.
Prescot & Knotty Ash are the new Seniors Champions!
The final was held on 30th June at the Bradford Latvian Club.
It proved a close match, but in the end a victory for the Prescot & Knotty Ash Club, who beat holders, South Shields, by 2½-1½. The Merseyside Club were outgraded on every board but in the end youth triumphed over age and experience – South Shields were on average 10 years older than their opponents.