Sheffield Nomads meet most Tuesday nights at the Trades & Labour Club, 200 Duke Street, Sheffield, S2 5QQ from 7.30pm onwards. We have four teams spread across the five divisions of the Sheffield league, with players of all abilities, and are always on the look out for new members. So, if you’ve not played for a while, or are facing your opponents online instead, why not get in touch so we can arrange for you to come down to the club one evening for some over the board games. If you find you like it, there are plenty of opportunities to take part in competitive league matches. Alternatively casual games can be played.
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Outgraded on the top and bottom boards, Nomads C were slight underdogs on an evening where underdogs were to triumph. (As the Nomads A were to find out. Nightmare at the New Barracks….) The match could easily have gone the other way but Nomads held on with some deft defending. With everything even it all … Continue reading “Stannington C vs Nomads C”
It is not enough to have higher graded players but in a tight league we have to perform every week. This was a collective night off, but credit to Stannington who took their chance. They seemed as surprised as we were. After a few days in bed, at the last minute I declared myself fit. Buoyed by … Continue reading “Nightmare at the New Barracks Stannington A v Nomads A”
Richardson Plate (Sam Haystead Trophy) Nomads 2 faced a strong team from Stannington in the semi-finals of the Richardson Plate competition. The highlight was Mike’s win on top board against Carl Walker, while Steve and myself drew with higher graded opponents. In the last game to finish, Ken sacrificed the exchange to obtain a dangerous … Continue reading “Nomads 2 vs Stannington”
After the disaster in the league last week, this was a chance to redeem ourselves. We were from last weeks team missing boards 4 & 5. Chesterfield were missing Dave Latham on 1 but had Mike Alcock on 2. Otherwise it was their first 6. We won the toss but Jon felt that himself, Kieran … Continue reading “Nomads 1 v Chesterfield 1 Richardson Cup”
In his first game for the club, Robert Nield played the Dutch defence, ending in a hard fought draw, Gordon also drew. Both players castled kingside, then swapped down, ending up in this position. Ben maintained material parity throughout most of his game, but eventually resigned after falling to a pawn fork on the king … Continue reading “Nomads D vs Worksop”