Category Archives: NCCU News

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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21/01/14 – NCCU Mins Added

NCCU AGM Mins 7th Dec 2013 added

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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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15/01/13 – NCCU MINS Dec 2012

NCCU Min’s Dec 2012 now online

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15/01/13 – Correspondence Chess Results

NCCU Correspondence Chess Championships – Results 2011-12

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17/12/12 – NCCU Club Championships update

Entries are still invited for this season’s NCCU Club Championships which will start in the New Year. Send in your entry using the online entry form or email me at keithsmith[at] with your team’s details – click on the NCCU Club Championships link on the right for further details…

Apologies to those teams waiting patiently for the draw – this will now be published on January 2nd.


Keith Smith

NCCU Club Championships organiser

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15/10/12 – ECF AGM Report

Report From ECF AGM – 13/10/12 by NCCU President William Metcalfe

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18/06/12 – South Lakes Prize Winners


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18/06/12 – NCCU Mins Available

Mins from the NCCU AGM June 2nd now available

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03/05/12 – ECF Membership Scheme

This Merseyside website discusses the new ECF Membership scheme and the issues involved.

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