NCCU club championships

The NCCU club championship will be held in the first half of 2018.

Home teams arrange matches, usually offering three dates if possible. Each round must be completed within a certain date and often there is 4-6 weeks between rounds. The championships are knockout.

The Sections of the Championship will comprise the following:

Open: Open to all players

Major: Total grading limit (4 players) 680. Average top 2 boards 180

Minor: Total grading limit (4 players) 520. Average top 2 boards 140

Seniors: Open Team Championship

A 4 player team (average age of combined players must be at least 55 years).

If enough teams enter a particular section, there may be a round robin event.

All NCCU and Northern clubs can enter – £10 per team.
A third team entering from the same club would only pay £5
A team comprising three juniors – Free to enter

Winners of each Section to receive an NCCU Trophy and a Digital Clock.

The NCCU Club Rules will be adhered to in particular reference to the following:

  • All players must be ECF Members
  • All teams must be affiliated to a County Association
  • All teams must be members of recognised Chess Clubs

Could you please enter teams by 20th January 2018 (when the draw and rules will be sent to team captains.)

Teams wishing to enter should contact:
Dave Cole
NCCU Club Championship Organiser
email: davecole5310@gmail.com
Tel: 07801718412

You can find the online entry form here.


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