Welcome to the North Norfolk Chess Club website

We play in the Norfolk League and have 2 teams, the Seals (Division 2) and the Crabs (Division 3).

We run a Club Championship throughout the season (standard play), and also a rapidplay competition.

If you love playing chess or would like to learn how to play, then please contact us, or just call in on a club evening and have a chat and a game.

North Norfolk Chess Club

Example games played

[Event “Seals V Aylsham Hurricanes”]
[Site “?”]
[Date “25 Oct 2022”]
[Round “?”]
[White “Darrell Pigott”]
[Black “David Owen”]
[Result “1-0”]

  1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 b5 6. Bb3 Be7 7. c3 d6 8. d4 O-O
  2. O-O Bg4 10. d5 Nb8 11. h3 Bh5 12. Nbd2 Nbd7 13. Re1 Nc5 14. Bc2 Qd7 15. Nf1
    a5 16. Ng3 Bg6 17. Bg5 Ne8 18. Bxe7 Qxe7 19. Qe2 Qd7 20. Qe3 Nb7 21. a4 Nf6 22.
    axb5 Nxd5 23. Qd2 Nb6 24. Qe2 Qe7 25. Nd2 Nc5 26. Nc4 a4 27. Ra3 Rfb8 28. Nxb6
    cxb6 29. Rea1 Qb7 30. Rd1 Qc7 31. h4 f6 32. h5 Bf7 33. Nf5 Rd8 34. c4 Nb3 35.
    Bxb3 axb3 36. Qg4 Bxc4 37. Rxa8 Rxa8 38. Rxd6 Ra7 39. Rc6

[Event “Aylsham Hurricanes v NN Seals Division 3 Bd 2”]

[Site “?”]

[Date “2022-10-24”]

[Round “?”]

[White “Page, Alan (1770)”]

[Black “Reeve, Jonathan (1646)”]

[Result “1/2-1/2”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 b5 4. cxb5 a6 5. b6 d6 6. Qb3 Bb7 7. Nc3 Nbd7 8. e4 Qxb6 9. Qxb6 Nxb6 10. b3 e6 11. dxe6 fxe6 12. f3 d5 13. exd5 Nfxd5 14. Bd2 Nxc3 15. Bxc3 Nd5 16. Bd2 Nb4 17. Bxb4 cxb4 18. Rc1 Rc8 19. Rxc8+ Bxc8 20. Bd3 Bc5 21. Kd2 Kf7 22. Ne2 Rd8 23. Kc2 Be3 24. Rd1 Rd5 25. g4 Bb7 26. Rf1 Ra5 27. Kb2 Bc6 28. h4 Rd5 29. Bxa6 Rd2+ 30. Kb1 Ke7 31. h5 Bxf3 32. Rxf3 Rd1+ 1/2-1/2

[Event “NN Seals v St Johns Knights Div 3 Bd 3”]

This was the last game of the evening to be finished and it was a very long and complex end game with lots of tricks and traps

[Site “?”]

[Date “2022-11-04”]

[Round “?”]

[White “May, David (1468)”]

[Black “Page, Alan (1770)”]

[Result “0-1”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 d5 3. e3 Bf5 4. c3 c6 5. Nd2 e6 6. Ngf3 Bd6 7. Qb3 b6 8. Bg3 Qc7 9. Nh4 Bxg3 10. hxg3 Be4 11. Nhf3 Nbd7 12. Nxe4 Nxe4 13. Bd3 Ndf6 14. Ne5 O-O 15. Qc2 g6 16. g4 c5 17. Bxe4 Nxe4 18. O-O-O Rac8 19. Rh3 cxd4 20. exd4 f6 21. Nf3 Qf4+ 22. Kb1 Qxg4 23. Rdh1 Rf7 24. R1h2 Qf5 25. Ka1 Nd6 26. Qc1 e5 27. Nh4 Qf4 28. Qc2 Qe4 29. Qxe4 Nxe4 30. Nxg6 Nxf2 31. Rh4 exd4 32. Nf4 d3 33. Nxd3 Nxd3 34. Rd4 Re7 35. a4 Ne1 36. Rxd5 Rc5 37. Rd8+ Kg7 38. g4 Rg5 39. Rf2 Rxg4 40. Rd6 Rg6 41. Rd1 Ng2 42. Rg1 Re1+ 43. Rxe1 Nxe1 44. Re2 Ng2 45. Re7+ Kh6 46. Rxa7 f5 47. Rf7 f4 48. b4 Ne1 49. Rxf4 Rc6 50. Rh4+ Kg6 51. Kb2 h5 52. b5 Rc5 53. Rd4 Kg5 54. Rd6 h4 55. Rxb6 h3 56. Rb8 Kg4 57. Rg8+ Rg5 58. Rh8 Rh5 59. Rg8+ Kf3 60. Rg1 Kf2 61. Rh1 Nd3+ 62. Ka3 Kg2 63. Rb1 h2 64. b6 h1=Q 65. Rxh1 Kxh1 66. b7 Rh8 67. a5 Nc5 68. Kb4 Nxb7 69. c4 Nxa5 70. Kxa5 Kg2 71. c5 Kf3 72. c6 Ke4 73. Kb6 Kd5 74. c7 Kd6 75. Kb7 Kd7 76. Kb6 Rc8 0-1

North Norfolk Seals vs St. John’s Knights Norwich 4th November 2022

Last night the our Seals Team played a home match against St Johns Knights from Norwich.

A really good result – we won 3-1. Mike and David L. drew steady games on boards 1 and 4, Robin had an excellent speedy win on board 2, and Alan an incredible win on board 3: – 76 moves of which the last 20 or so he played with barely one minute left on his clock compared to his opponent’s 20 minutes, and from a level position, managed to extract a win. Well done to all, and it means, for the moment at least, the Seals are top of the County Division 3 league.

North Norfolk Chess Club Fixture List

(* Both Teams Playing)

DateHome TeamAway Team
Mon 24th OctAylsham HurricanesNorth Norfolk Seals
Fri 4th NovNorth Norfolk SealsSt Johns Knights
Tue 15th NovNorwich Dons DaredevilsNorth Norfolk Seals
Fri 25th NovNorth Norfolk SealsKings Lynn
Tue 6th DecBroadland SwallowtailsNorth Norfolk Seals
Fri 13th JanNorth Norfolk SealsLowestoft C
Fri 27th JanNorth Norfolk SealsAylsham Hurricanes *
Thu 2nd FebSt Johns KnightsNorth Norfolk Seals
Fri 17th FebNorth Norfolk SealsNorwich Dons Daredevils *
Thu 23rd FebKings LynnNorth Norfolk Seals
Fri 10th MarNorth Norfolk SealsBroadland Swallowtails
Mon 8th MayLowestoft CNorth Norfolk Seals
DateHome TeamAway Team
Fri 7th OctNorth Norfolk CrabsAylsham Gladiators
Fri 14th OctWymondham OwlsNorth Norfolk Crabs
Fri 18th NovNorth Norfolk CrabsNorfolk & Norwich C
Tue 22nd NovBroadland HarriersNorth Norfolk Crabs
Fri 16th DecNorth Norfolk CrabsSt Johns Knaves
Mon 2nd JanAylsham GladiatorsNorth Norfolk Crabs
Fri 27th JanNorth Norfolk CrabsWymondham Owls *
Tue 31st JanNorfolk & Norwich CNorth Norfolk Crabs
Fri 17th FebNorth Norfolk CrabsBroadland Harriers *
Thu 16th MarSt Johns KnavesNorth Norfolk Crabs

North Norfolk Blitz Winners & Photos

Several North Norfolk CC members were among the prizes at the recent Norfolk Blitz tournament. Robin Blackwell was top North Norfolk player in the Championship section; Alex & Jack Evans shared the prize for best North Norfolk performance in the Challengers section, and Ruta Kriksciuniene was awarded the u-1500 grading prize in the Challengers. Photos below of Robin, Jack and Ruta receiving their prizes, and Alex playing one of his games.  

Norfolk ‘Blitz Chess’ Tournament at The Morley Club Sunday 19th June 2022

This is the full press release for the event, a shortened version appeared in local media…

Thirty East-Anglian chess players have competed in a ‘Blitz Chess’ Tournament at The Morley Club in Sheringham.
The players were given just 5 minutes plus an additional 2 seconds per move to complete all their moves in each of their ten games. Participants required high levels of physical and mental stamina as well as chess prowess.
The tournament was aimed at celebrating the centenary of The Morley Club (founded in 1920) and its long-standing association with North Norfolk Chess Club. The event was organised by Norfolk County Chess Association (NCCA) in conjunction with North Norfolk Chess Club. The Morley Club generously sponsored the event and prizes.
Ieysaa Bib-Suhayl (Broadland Chess Club) won the Championship section (and the Greg Tebble Cup) after an exciting play-off game against Martin Walker (Norwich Dons Chess Club).
The Challengers section was won by David May (St John’s Chess Club, Norwich).
Robin Blackwell, Alex Evans, and Jack Evans were the top scoring North Norfolk Chess Club players.
Other local successes included Edward King (St Johns) who was runner-up in the Challengers section, Daniel Gomez (Norfolk & Norwich) who won the U1900 Rating Prize and Ruta Kriksciuniene (North Norfolk) who won the U1500 Rating Prize.
John Wickham (NCCA Chair and the event’s organiser / arbiter) commented:
“This tournament was one of a series of local chess events. Some players prefer playing traditional ‘long games’ – which can last 3 hours or longer. Others, particularly the younger players, enjoy the frenetic pace of ‘Blitz Chess’. Hopefully, everyone interested in playing chess can find a format which appeals through their local club.”
Tony Larner (NNCC member) commented
“We are very pleased how the event went and are particularly grateful for the support provided by The Morley Club today and for our regular Friday evening club nights.”
Details of North Norfolk Chess Club can be found at: www.northnorfolkchessclub.org.uk or via e-mail: contact@northnorfolkchessclub.org.uk

The locations of other Norfolk Chess Clubs can be found at: www.norfolkchess.org/clubs.html

Club News at Christmas 2018

At Christmas:-

Seals are 4th out of 9 teams in Division 2 with 13.5 points, only 1.5 points behind the Division leaders, Lowestoft A.

Crabs are comfortably top of Division 3 with 20 points, 3.5 points ahead of second placed Fakenham Oddfellows.

Shrimps are 9th out of 10 teams in Division 3, but have only played 4 games whereas others have played up to 8 games already. So they have games in hand to climb higher in the table.

In the Rapidplay Handicap Cup  against Wymondham the score was 4-4 however we just lost out on handicap.

In the Williamson Cup Quarter Finals we were beaten by a strong Fakenham team. We now move to the Plate competition where we have been drawn at home against Kings Lynn.

Best wishes to all for Christmas and the New Year