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Joining the ECF

Following the demise of the Chessnuts grading site, the Sheffield League have voted to join the ECF (English Chess Federation) so that games will continue to be graded. As discussed at our AGM in June, due to the charges a club can be liable for if a non member plays more than three games, we decided that … Continue reading “Joining the ECF”

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Nomads playing in the British Championships

There are three Nomads entered in the British Championships taking place in Hull at the moment, Chris in the Over 65’s, Jon in the Over 50’s and Nick in the U1900 & the Rapidplay.  You can keep up with their progress at the following link:- http://chess-results.com/tnr367975.aspx?lan=1&art=0&fed=ENG&flag=30

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New ECF Grades

The new ECF grades have been released today.  Club members with grades are listed below.    

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Chris wins the Club Championship

Congratulations to Chris, who wrapped up the club championship with a perfect 5 out of 5, with Jon finishing second on 4. Full results as follows:-  Chris 5, Jon 4, Jeremy 3 (Withdrawn) Les 3, Duncan 1.5, Jo 1.5, Eric 1, Geoff 1 (Withdrawn), Rob 1 (Withdrawn)

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Club championship First Week

Nine Nomads gathered for the first week (3 games) of the club championship.    The big guns, Jon & Chris, met in round 3 with Chris coming out victorious. Standings heading into next week are:- Chris 3, Jeremy 3, Jon 2, Duncan 1.5, Jo 1.5, Geoff 1, Les 1, Rob 1, Eric 1 Week 2 next … Continue reading “Club championship First Week”

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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/index.php/rapidplay/rapidplay-info  

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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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