Sheffield Nomads meet most Tuesday nights at the Trades & Labour Club, 200 Duke Street, Sheffield, S2 5QQ from 7.30pm onwards. We have three teams spread across the four 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.

All ages, genders, heights, weights, nationalities, hairstyles, and abilities welcome.

Contact Nomads

General Enquires: Les Day – O7888 745 616

New ECF Ratings

The ECF have gone live with their new four figure ratings, which will be updated on a monthly basis and take the place of the current three figure system.  The link below takes you to the Nomads page. https://www.ecfrating.org.uk/v2/new/list_players.php?club_code=8YSN

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Henry wins Third Arena

Henry Withington (Nietzschescat) took first place losing one game to Jeremy and  being held to a draw in one game by his dad. Jeremy came in second with a 100% win record. In third place was Robert from Wales, winner of the two previous arenas. We had nine players taking part, including new player Matthew … Continue reading “Henry wins Third Arena”

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The Third Arena

Tuesday 8th September 7.30pm till 9.30pm is the date for the Third Nomads Arena. After two very enjoyable events we are doing this one with an eight minute plus five seconds increment played over a period of two hours. To take part you need to be a Lichess member (completely free) and to join the … Continue reading “The Third Arena”

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Club Night in the Real World

We will be meeting at the Trades and Labour club next Tuesday, 1st September at 7.30pm for casual games of chess. Me and Lez are guaranteed to be there. Anyone who fancies coming down please do so for our first club night in months. We will be following the rules of the Trades and Labour … Continue reading “Club Night in the Real World”

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Beautiful Bad Chess

The beauty of flawed chess games should never be underestimated. Here is a raw blitzy adventure that illustrates how plain bad moves can sometimes deliver unlikely victories. In this game white strays from the path of righteousness quite early on. However, there are useful themes contained in this little rough gem that could be used … Continue reading “Beautiful Bad Chess”

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