Northumbria Chess League 2011-12

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The British Championships are coming!

Posted by Checker on June 25, 2012

The 99th Chess Championships of the British Isles will be held at the Parks Leisure Centre, North Shields (home of the Northumberland Congress) from Sunday 22nd July to Saturday 4th August.

You can support this prestigious event by:

  • Entering one or more competitions (5-day AM, 5-day PM, weekenders, Major Open, graded championships or rapidplays)
  • Offering accommodation to a titled player – or lending your financial support to allow the NCA to arrange same
  • Volunteering during the events – we especially need arbiters, including trainees, and game inputters
  • Or just coming and hanging out at the venue – there are many other events, chessical and social, to get involved in!

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Updated announcements regarding Forest Hall

Posted by Checker on February 17, 2012

It has been agreed by myself, Forest Hall CC and the Executive Committee that:

1) For the remainder of this season, no eligibility rules will be applied to Forest Hall teams. Any member of the Forest Hall club may play for any Forest Hall team without restriction.

2) Forest Hall B and Forest Hall C are now ineligible for the Division 2 championship and for promotion to Division 1.

This decision has been made on the merits of this individual case and is not a precedent. Through no fault of their own, Forest Hall found themselves in a situation where their A team were unable to fulfil certain fixtures without either breaching the eligibility rules or jeopardising the ability of their B and C teams to fulfil their own fixtures.

The match between Forest Hall A and Leam Lane Aces, previously announced as having been defaulted by Forest Hall A, is currently being rearranged.

UPDATE – since making the above ruling I have agreed to Forest Hall’s request to clarify that, should either team at the end of the season be able to demonstrate that they have gained no unfair advantage from the relaxed eligibility rules, they may still be considered suitable candidates for promotion.

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Jesmond CC no longer meeting on Fridays

Posted by Checker on February 3, 2012

Following tonight’s meeting (February 3rd), the Royal Grammar Junior School will no longer be available for the use of Jesmond Chess Club. The club are therefore without a home venue until alternative arrangements can be made.

The Knights, Rookies, Sharks and Wasps will continue to play in the Northumbria League at least until the end of this season. If your team is scheduled to play a match at Jesmond in the remaining rounds, the Jesmond captain will be in touch to rearrange it.

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Zollner, Sell and Newcastle updated

Posted by Checker on January 29, 2012

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Posted by Checker on January 15, 2012

The Leaderboard Updating Fairy has come in the dead of night and updated the leaderboards. You can find them under the Leaderboards link in the top panel.

Guess who’s leading Division 1. And guess who’s leading Division 2!

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Individual Championships kick off

Posted by Checker on October 18, 2011

See the links in the right-hand panel for Round 1 pairings.

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New season!

Posted by Checker on September 21, 2011

The fixtures and league tables are now updated, and all the old content has been moved here. We are ready to launch the 2011-12 edition of the Northumbria Chess League – good luck!

While we’re all waiting for the first result, check out Newcastle Chess Club’s new website, or go to the Rules and Clubs pages and play Spot the Update.

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Welcome to the Northumbria Chess League website

Posted by Checker on October 4, 2010

I do still intend to create an Excel-based archive of league results, but since that still hasn’t quite happened, what you see here is a snapshot of the main league website as it appeared on 17th September 2012, right before I deleted everything to make way for the 2012-13 season.

Wherever you see “Posted by Chris W”, that’s me, Chris Wardle, the League Conductor.

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