NCCU Club Championship Results

14/04/14 – Major – Semi-Final, Rochdale 1½ – 2½ R2-D2
13/04/14 – Major – Semi-Final, Penrith ½ – 3½ Heywood

16/04/14 – Minor – Semi-Final, Skelmersdale* 2-2 Heywood B (* go though on board count)
13/04/14 – Minor – Semi-Final, Heywood A 4 – 0 Penrith

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07/04/14 – JAMES TENNANT SMITH, 19/06/1927 – 02/04/2014



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

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16/03/14 – NCCU Club Championships

NCCU Club Championships update

The draw for the semi-finals of this season’s NCCU Club has now been made and can be viewed from the NCCU Club Championships link on the right and then by clicking Pairings.

All matches to be played by April 27th please.


Keith Smith
NCCU Club Championships organiser

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15/02/14 – Frodsham Congress Report 2014

Frodsham Chess Congress, 7-9 February 2014 – Results & Report

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21/01/14 – NCCU Mins Added

NCCU AGM Mins 7th Dec 2013 added

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08/01/2014 – NCCU Club Champs

NCCU Club Championships update

There is still time to enter this season’s NCCU Club Championships as the deadline has been extended to January 31st. Entries are welcome in all three sections – Open, Major and Minor and the prize money will be the same as last season:

All sections: Champions: £80 + engraved trophy and Runners Up: £40

It’s an opportunity to play against clubs from outside your County/league who you may never have played before, so don’t miss out – use the online entry form to send in your entry. Click NCCU Club Championships and then Information and online entry form.

I look forward to receiving your club’s entry.

Keith Smith
NCCU Club Championships organiser

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12/09/13 – NCCU Individual Championship

The NCCU Individual Championship for the Wahltuch Trophy and the Junior (U18) Trophy to the top Northern players will take place at the Northumberland Congress 20th-22nd September 2013 at The Parks, North Shields. (contact Lara at:

The Individual winner will receive the NCCU free entry into the British Championships 2014.

The 2nd highest placed Northern player will also receive an NCCU place in the British, but this is not free.

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17/06/13 – U16 Pennine Cup Results

U16 Pennine Cup Reoprt and Results by Andy Wainwright

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17/06/13 – South Lakes Congress Results

Results from South Lakes Congress – 2013

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23/04/13 – Chess Calendar Updated

The 49th Northumberland County CHESS CONGRESS 20-22 September- added

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09/04/13 – Chess Calendar Updated

Added the following chess events

Trafford Park Premier Chess Congress – 27-28 April 2013

19th HEYWOOD CHESS CONGRESS – Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June

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