Nomads First Arena Event

We had eight players in a two hour arena, with ten minute games. Even with this relatively small pool of players the arena worked really well.  We will be holding many more events over the coming months and welcome ideas from all Nomads.

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The Arena

Here is an idea for a virtual club night. The Arena. Everyday on Lichess there are arena tournaments that take various formats. The Arena is quite unlike a Swiss tournament. For a start there are no rounds. You play, and win or lose, you play again almost straight away, as soon as you reenter the … Continue reading “The Arena”

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First Nomads Online Chess Tournament

The format is 30 minutes with a 30 second increment, one game per week. The white player should contact the black player to arrange the game. An email with all the contact details of players has been sent to all entrants. If you have any queries please contact steve@deedah.org Results in by 8pm Sunday at … Continue reading “First Nomads Online Chess Tournament”

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Online Chess during the current crisis

Meeting up to play will not be an option for at least three weeks, and quite possibly much longer.  So it looks like online chess will provide us with opportunities to keep playing and not let our wonderful chess community become dormant. Fortunately Oliver Brennan of Rotherham CC has been proactive and has organised an … Continue reading “Online Chess during the current crisis”

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New ECF Grades


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New Grades are out….

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A Team Captains report

Firstly I want to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who played for me this season. The help & support I received from everyone was fantastic & very much appreciated. Players agreeing to play weeks in advance of the next match made my job so much easier to organise teams. Looking at the season … Continue reading “A Team Captains report”

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Online Players

Any players who would like their online chess profile(s) listed on this site please email your details (username, platform, and link to profile if possible) to Steve Withingon. The list will appear here: Online Chess Players

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Any one fancy Chessboxing?!?

Do you think it could catch on in Sheffield? Welcome to chessboxing, the ultimate battle of physical and mental prowess  

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The Turk

https://performancevenues.group.shef.ac.uk/events/the-turk/ The Turk is supported by The Arts Council of England and is a piece of dark mystery, philosophical adventure and dramatic showmanship. Here’s a quick introduction… The History: In 1770 an incredible ‘thinking machine’ was presented to Empress Maria Theresa of Austria that was to influence and bamboozle the world for over 80 years. … Continue reading “The Turk”

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