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Northern Counties Chess Union

Established 1899

A constituent unit of the English Chess Federation

 

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Forthcoming Congresses

Ilkley
Congress

22-23/06/24

Crewe
Congress

28-30/06

Sheffield CC Rapidplay

30/06/2024

Yorks. Blitz
Champ.

13/07/2024

Ashton Rapidplay

14/07/2024

British Ch’s
(Hull)

25/07-04/08

Lancaster Congress

09-11/08/24

Manchester Congress

16-18/08/24

Northumbria
Masters

22-26/08/’24

Leyland
Congress

24-26/08/24

Hull 4NCL
Congress

06-08/09/’24

 

 

Please e-mail event reports and notices to sjmann@gmx.co.uk.

 

 

Event Results/Reports

(event date)

ECF County Championship Semi-Finals

Results

08/06/2024

North East EJCOA NYC Zonal

Last of four 2024 Zonals in NCCU territory

02/06/2024

Frodsham Rapidplay 2024

won by Mike Surtees

26/05/2024

Warrington Rapidplay 2024

114 participants

25/05/2024

Northumbria UKCC 2014 Megafinal

80 participants

18/05/2024

ECF Quarterfinals, Second Weekend

Only 1 NCCU team in action – and winning

18/05/2024

Durham Congress

Open won by Hull’s Maxim Larchikov

12/05/2024

ECF Quarterfinals, First Weekend

mixed fortunes: 2 NCCU wins and 2 NCCU losses

12/05/2024

Scarborough Rapidplay

Open won by Paul Hutchinson with 5 out of 5

11/05/2024

Teesside UKCC 2024 Megafinal

First of four “Megafinals” in NCCU territory

05/05/2024

ECF Under-1850 Prelinary Round

Yorkshire beats Staffordshire

27/04/2024

Sheffield EJCOA NYC Zonal

at Sheffield Chess Centre

20/04/2024

Sheffield International (Norm-Qualifier)

One IM norm earned

14/04/2024

York EJCOA NYC Zonal

at Fishergate Primary School, York

07/04/2024

Bolton Rapidplay

3-section, 6-round event

31/03/2024

Gr. Manchester EJCOA NYC Zonal

at Ashton-under-Lyne

24/03/2024

Final NCCU County Matches for 2023-24

Final four matches

24/03/2024

7th Darnall & Handsworth Rapidplay

Outright winner of 1st place in each section

23/03/2024

Yorkshire v Merseyside, Under-1850

won by Yorkshire

17/03/2024

Doncaster Congress 2024

193 participants, as in 2023

25/02/2024

Leyland Rapidplay

Top section won by Mike Surtees

25/02/2024

3rd Lancaster Rapidpay

Gediminas Sarakauskas wins Open

18/02/2024

Greater Manchester v Northumberland

Open & Under-165 matches won by Gr. Manchester.

17/02/2024

47th Blackpool Conference

Open won by Brandon Clarke on 5 out of 5

11/02/2024

Greater Manchester v Cleveland, Under-2050

7˝-4˝ win for Greater Manchester

04/02/2024

36th Stockport Rapidplay

Report to be expended in due course

28/01/2024

Yorkshire v Cumbria, Under-1850

Comfortable win for Yorkshire

28/01/2024

4NCL Harrogate Congress

180 participants at the Old Swan Hotel

21/01/2024

Cumbria v Greater Manchester, Under-1850

Comfortable win for GM: 4-8

20/01/2024

Pennine Cup 2023-24

16-team event won by Yorkshire A with Gr. M/c A 2nd

14/01/2024

Hull & East Riding Rapid Play 2024

108 participants; 3-way tie in Open

07/01/2024

Sheffield Chess Centre One-Day Rapidplay

72 participants; Open won by Andrew Ledger

16/12/2023

Ribble Weekend Congress December 2023

Top section won by Mike Surtees

10/12/2023

Bolton Rapidplay December 2023

3-way tie for 1st place in Open

03/12/2023

Yorkshire Open Rapidplay

Open 1st-2nd: Gawain Jones & Jacob Connor Boswell

26/11/2023

NCCU County Championships

Second match weekend

25/11/2023

NCCU County Championships

First match day produces three very close matches

12/11/2023

Scarborough Congress 2023

335 participants

29/10/2023

Scarborough Junior Rapidplay 2023

incorporating qualifier to EPSCA U-11 team trial

28/10/2023

ECF National Club Championships

All sections won by teams from the North!

22/10/2023

Sheffield Congress 2023

A successful revival of a formerly-popular event

08/10/2023

Northumberland Congress

4-way tie for 1st place in Open; 121 participants

01/10/2023

Sheffield Chess Centre Open Junior Congress

Open won by Maksym Kryshtafor of York

24/09/2023

54th Rhyl Congress

NCCU’s most westerly chess congress

24/09/2023

Hull 4NCL Congress

with 6 games to play through

10/09/2023

6th Darnall & Handsworth (Sheffield) Rapidplay

Entries down on March event

02/09/2023

Leyland Congress

Open won by Rishi Vijayakumar from Scotland

28/08/2023

Northumbria Masters

(now with norm-qualifier results added)

28/08/2028

Manchester Summer Congress

and Junior Championship

20/08/2023

Lancaster Congress

Four sections; 96 entrants

06/08/2023

Ashton Rapidplay 2023

Three-section “Stars Barred” event

09/07/2023

Northern “Gigafinal”, Manchester

Qualifier for ultimate UK Chess Challenge Final

02/07/2023

ECF County Championship Finals

Yorkshire wins U-1650; Greater Manchester wins U-1450

01/07/2023

3rd Ribble Rapidplay

Mike Surtees and Ali Janooby 1st-2nd= in top section

18/06/2023

2nd Ilkley Chess Festival   Open 1st place shared by

Thomas Wills (Sheffield) & Darwin Ursal (Halifax)

18/06/2023

ECF County Championship Semi-Finals

Three Northern County teams through to the Finals

11/06/2023

South Lakes Congress 2023

Pete Large of Epsom wins Open

04/06/2023

Warrington Rapidplay

Gediminas Sarakauskas & Jonathan Arnott 1st= in Open

27/05/2023

ECF County Championship Quarter-Finals (leg 2)

Two of three Northern teams win their matches

20/05/2023

Durham Congress 2023

5-way tie for 1st place in Open

14/05/2023

ECF County Championship Quarter-Finals (leg 1)

All three Northern teams competing win their matches

13/05/2023

ECF Finance Council Meeting

webmaster’s personal report

22/04/2023

Bolton Congress

74 participants; Mike Surtees wins Open

09/04/2023

NCCU County Matches

Last Two of Season

25/03/2023

Darnall & Handsworth Rapidplay

107 participants in Sheffield event

25/03/2023

Four More County Matches Played

leaving just two more to be played

05/03/2023

Leyland Rapidplay

Open won by Mike Surtees

26/02/2023

Doncaster Congress

 incorporating NCCU Individual Championships

26/02/2023

Open Section County Match

Important win by Greater Manchester over Yorkshire

19/02/2023

Blackpool Chess Conference 2023

345 participants

12/02/2023

One County Match

Greater M/c v Cumbria, U-1850

11/02/2023

One County Match

Cumbria v Yorkshire in U-1850

29/01/2023

Two County Matches

1 in Open, 1 in U-2050

28/01/2023

4NCL Harrogate Congress

27% increase in entries

22/01/2023

2nd Lancaster Rapidplay

54 entries, at new venue

21/01/2023

Hull Rapidplay

101 participants

16/01/2023

Bolton Rapidplay

110 participants

04/12/2022

2nd County Match Weekend

Two Under 1850 matches

03/12/2022

NCCU County Matches

Start of new season

26/11/2022

47th Scarborough Congress

337 participants

30/10/2022

UK Chess Challenge

Finals at Blenheim Palace

16/10/2022

Hull Congress

152 participants

16/10/2022

Crewe Congress

116 participants

16/10/2022

Northumberland Congress

Clear winner in each section

02/10/2022

Ilkley Chess Festival

Run by the Chess Centre (Ilkley)

18/09/2022

Durham Congress

incorporating NCCU Individual Championships

08/04/2022

Doncaster Congress

returns after Covid

27/02/2022

 

 

 

Notices

(notice date)

NCCU AGM 2024

date, venue & time (papers to follow)

06/06/2024

George Horne RIP

NCCU Treasurer

27/05/2024

ECF Council Finance Meeting

held by Zoom

27/04/2024

South Lakes Congress Cancelled

Message from congress organisers

26/04/2024

ECF County Championship Pairings

now announced

29/03/2024

ECF County Championships 2024

Participating teams and schedule

25/03/2024

Sheffield International

IM-qualifier and FIDE-rated Open

02/03/2024

British Championships 2024

to be held in Hull, also Glorney Cup

14/02/2024

EJCOA Champs – S Yorks Zonal

in Sheffield on 20th April

05/02/2024

Darnall & Handsworth Rapidplay

On Saturday 25th of March.

22/01/2024

Scarborough Chess Club Rapidplay

on 11/05/2024; notice, entry forms

12/01/2024

Pennine Cup 2023-24

Reminder re team detail request

29/12/2023

Pennine Cup 2023-24

Further update: now 16 teams

29/11/2023

Pennine Cup 2023-24

List of entries

20/11/2023

ECF AGM 2023

Report by NCCU President Tim Wall

18/10/2023

ECF AGM 2023

Fire alarm delays start

16/10/2023

Pennine Cup 2023-24 (updated)

Notification of arrangements

15/10/2023

08/10/2023

NCCU County Matches 2023-24

Entrants & pairings (but no dates yet)

21/09/2023

ECF Awards 2023

Four NCCU-based recipients

20/09/2023

Getting Events ECF-Rated

How its done, and help available

15/08/2023

NCCU AGM 2023

interim report on outcomes

12/08/2023

More Papers Added

to Agenda Notice below

09/08/2023

NCCU AGM 2023

Notice, agenda etc

19/07/2023

Cleethorpes Rapidplay

Entries invited

06/06/2023

Manchester Summer Congress

Entries invited

04/06/2023

ECF County Championship Pairings

and dates

09/04/2023

ECF County Championship

nominations from all Unions

05/04/2023

NCCU Nominations for ECF Stage

of County Championships

28/03/2023

Darnall & Handsworth Rapidplay

details announced

17/01/2023

South Lakes Congress 2023

Entry form now available

12/12/2022

NCCU AGM 2022

Minutes now posted

13/11/2022

ECF AGM 2022

Brief interim report

18/10/2022

NCCU AGM 2022

5 outcomes of interest or importance

09/10/2022

Update on AGM 2022

now purely by Zoom due to rail strike

30/09/2022

Notice of AGM 2022

on 08/10/2022, Bradford/Zoom

18/08/2022

Nafferton School Wins NCCU Award

inc. citation and photograph

13/06/2022