Matthew Parsons (left) won the 2012-13 title and is now well placed to retain his crown this year. Club colleague Nick Sykes stands in his way in the final round

Calderdale Individual Championship: Round 5

Second Time Lucky for Parsons As the chess players of Calderdale congregated one last time for this season’s Calderdale Individual Championship, the leader of the competition ... Continue Reading →
Nic Croad and Teresa Olsarova

4NCL Rounds 7&8

4NCL 2012/13 – Rounds 7&8 The show must go on! Depsite the Arctic weather, the penultimate weekend of the 4NCL went ahead with very few problems. White Rose 1 were looking ... Continue Reading →
Drighlington Chess Club

Drighlington Chess Club – New Club Night on Wednesday

Drighlington Chess Club Tony Ibbitson has recently formed a new chess club at Drighlington and is looking for new members! They are meeting at The Malt Shovel Inn, 290 Whitehall Road, ... Continue Reading →
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Rothay Manor Chess Holiday 2013

The Rothay Manor Chess Holiday was held from 17th March for 4 days at the Rothay Manor Hotel Ambleside. This was the 5th year and was a great success, with Peter Cloudsdale leading ... Continue Reading →
War of the Roses

U160 NCCU Championship – Yorkshire vs Lancashire

It was I have to be honest with some trepidation that I arrived at the Latvian Club on Sunday ready to inspire my troops into battle against the old enemy. After all we had been trounced ... Continue Reading →
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e2e4 Buxton and Manchester Rapidplay 2013 Results

Chess and the City 6 – Manchester Rapidplay 2013 The sixth Manchester Rapidplay Chess Tournament was held at the Etihad (City of Manchester) Stadium on Sunday 17 March 2013. ... Continue Reading →
Yorkshire On Tour

YCA League Reports – Round 9

Enter your report & results here! Welcome, the Yorkshire Chess League season is now well underway please see the seventh round fixtures, once the results are in you should expect ... Continue Reading →
White to play from Leonard vs. Sugden. Pete initiated a long and attractive forcing sequence here. How much of it can you calculate? Can you find any improvements for Black? Answer in the game viewer at the end of the post

Calderdale Individual Championship: Round 4

Unorthodox Openings Undo the Underdogs The fourth round of the Calderdale Individual Chess Championship took place at the Belgrave Social Club on the 11th of February. The players ... Continue Reading →
British Chess Championships 2013 Preview

Doncaster and Blackpool Chess Congress 2013 Results

Doncaster Chess Congress The results from the Doncaster Chess Congress 2013 that took place from 1st-3rd March have now been uploaded to Chessnuts. The congress attracted an excellent ... Continue Reading →
Tony Slinger (Bradford A)

YCA League Reports – Round 6 – UPDATED

Yorkshire League Reports Enter your report & results here! Welcome, the Yorkshire Chess League season is now well underway please see the sixth round fixtures, once the results ... Continue Reading →