FIDE one day Rapidplay in Sheffield

Darnall & Handsworth host their third FIDE 6 round rapidplay on Saturday 1st September 2018.  Having taken part last year I can definitely recommend it, a very well run event and on our doorstep! http://www.dhchessclub.co.uk/rapidplay/index.shtml  

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Club Championship put back one week

Due to England progressing through to the next round of the world cup, which takes place on Tuesday 3rd July, the club championship has been put back a week.  In a swiss format, it shall now be:- Tuesday 10th July (rounds 1-3)  7.30pm Tuesday 17th July (rounds 4 & 5)  7.45pm Please come along if you can … Continue reading “Club Championship put back one week”

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Yorkshire chess (and beyond) information site

For those who haven’t come across it, Steve Mann runs a very informative site on Yorkshire chess and beyond at the following link. http://mannchess.org.uk/YCA.htm

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400 league success

The 400 league season ended with Hillsborough and Nomads on the same points, both managing seven wins and one loss.  Hillsborough had the higher game points but they didn’t count, it was play off time! We reconvened at The New Barrack Tavern On Monday 11th June.   We had an early blow when Sam had to pull out … Continue reading “400 league success”

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Ken Dewhurst 1962-2017

An appreciation by Jon Nelson and friends Sheffield Nomads chess club lost one of its founding members before Christmas. Our friend Ken passed away on 16 December and very sadly Nomads members did not become aware of his death until after Ken’s funeral had taken place on 8 January in his native Lancashire. Ken had … Continue reading “Ken Dewhurst 1962-2017”

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Jon Arnott vs Andrew Hards

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Barnsley A vs Nomads A, 5th December 2017

We’ve struggled at Barnsley more than once in the past, and today was no exception. A default on the bottom board was not a good start. I spent most of the evening outside coughing or in the bathroom so didn’t see a great deal of the games. A draw after 25 or so minutes on … Continue reading “Barnsley A vs Nomads A, 5th December 2017”

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Marek Gajdosz vs Andrew Hards

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Darnall and Handsworth A vs Nomads A, 29/01/2018

Our second match of 2018 and a trip to dark horses, Darnall and Handsworth. They were missing a number of their top boards from this season, which undoubtedly helped us albeit we were also not at our strongest and indeed, I only managed to scrape together a full team on the morning of the match. … Continue reading “Darnall and Handsworth A vs Nomads A, 29/01/2018”

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Ken Dewhurst

We’ve learned with great sadness that Ken has died. We’re currently not sure of the circumstances, though we do know he died on 16th December. Ken had played continuously for Nomads since it was established in the 1980s – along with Chris Shephard and others, he was a founding member of the club. It’s hard … Continue reading “Ken Dewhurst”

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