Welcome to the North Norfolk Chess Club website

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

January Grading List 2019

The new ECF grades are out …

Hot off the press this morning, the new ECF grades (January 2019) are here…

Name Standard Previous Rapidplay Previous
Bond, Peter D 139 E 146 E
Clough, Peter WL 137 B 132 C 127 D 133 B
Evans, Alex J 120 B 115 B 104 C 100 C
Evans, Jack A 102 D 103 B 85 C 92 B
Hackford, Edward 123 B 121 C 114 C 112 B
Kriksciuniene, Ruta 98 E 71 F
Larner, Tony R 96 B 101 B 102 C 105 C
Little, Amy 113 B 119 A 127 A 124 A
McCoan, Oliver 77 C 73 C 67 D 67 C
Page, Alan F 141 C 140 C 156 B 156 A
Pearl, John RF 35 C 38 C 48 C 52 A
Pigott, Darrell N 154 A 156 A 149 D 151 A
Sheehan, Christopher 116 E
Wells, Jonathan C 183 A 181 A 177 C 186 C

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

 

 

 

Alex Club Championship Game 02/11/18 French Defence Classical Steinitz Variation

My club championship game against Paul Sneesby last night (02/11/2018). I played black and faced 1. d4. After e6, which surprises some white d4 players, he played e4 and we had a french – which i am happy playing.

I missed a tactic on move 11. Instead of Qb4, I should play Ndxe5, and if fxe, then Qh5+ double attacking the Knight on d4, therefore winning a pawn.

Comments/ideas/mistakes etc would be good.

Club Championship and Rapidplay Championship Updates

The Club Championship for 2018-19 is underway with four games played so far. The early leader is Ruta Kriksciuniene with 1.5/2. Please see here for results.

In the 2018 Rapidplay Championship well done to John  Pearl for being the second club member to complete all his games. Amy Little is still in the lead with 12.5/20. Please see here for results.

 

 

Rapidplay Friendly Friday 24th August – Photos

Players from North Norfolk and St. John’s,  together with some guests from other clubs,  took part in a friendly rapidplay match  over 14 boards. With everyone playing twice and 25 minutes on each clock it was a enjoyable evening with some close fought games and time scrambles. Thanks to Alan Holmes and Peter Hodkinson for organising the event and to David Payne for the pictures.

Rapidplay Championship updated with 17th August results.

The Rapidplay Championship table has been updated, please see here for full details.

More than half the games have now been played, and well done to Amy Little for being first to complete all of her games. She  is currently in the lead with 12.5/20 and certain to finish in the top half of the final table.

All games in the competition need to be completed by the end of December.