North Norfolk Chess Club Tournament 2016

We are pleased to announce

The Norfolk County Chess Club Tournament will take place on Saturday 8th October at the Morley Club, Sheringham.


For chess players graded u125 or not ECF graded at all.
Non-profit Tournament.  Value of prizes equals entry fees (£5).
50 minute games.
10.00am    Meet in Morley Club
10.15am    Round 1
11.15am    Round  2
12.15pm    Round  3
 1.15pm     Round  4
 2.15pm     Round  5
 3.15pm     Prizes
Entries to:
Tony Larner
23 Station Road
NR26 8RF

Summer Grading List 2016


Name Standard Previous Rapidplay Previous
Bond, Peter D 158 160    
Burnham, Martin K 96 96    
Buxton, Jake 70   61  
Clear, David E 161 163    
Clough, Peter WL 132 129 130  
Evans, Alex J 107 106 119 118
Evans, Jack A 99 94 80 95
Gallacher, Paul J 92   75  
Hackford, Edward 124 121 124 127
Hodkinson, Peter M 102 105 98 107
Larner, Emily M 106   73 50
Larner, Thomas O 75 67 83 76
Larner, Tony R 111 107 114 96
McCoan, Oliver 70 68 74 74
Moreton, Richard C 78 88 94 94
Page, Alan F 138 136 146 138
Pearl, John RF 51 52 61 46
Sallon, Michael D 92 100 93  
Savatov, Roman S 94 96 87  
Stoppani, William 68 66 82 79
Thompson, Joseph M 66 70 59 45
Wells, Jonathan C 188 185 176 172

Sheringham Junior Chess Congress 2015

On the 19th September 2015, Sheringham Primary School will be hosting a junior chess congress.  There is also a section for parents and grandparents.

This tournament will be the first of a series of tournaments to form the Norfolk Junior Grand Prix 2015-16. Other tournaments will include the Norfolk Junior Championships in February/March and the Norwich Junior Congress in June/July. The players with the most points accumulated from the tournaments will win prizes at the end of the year.

Download the entry form here.

Note: Parents can enter aswell (Anthony, Tony??)

Any questions please contact Mr Perry (

Alex and Alex both win round 3 BCC 2015

Quick update. Just won my 3rd game vs a solid 133 player. In fact he was the player that beat jack in round 1, so it was time for a little chess revenge from dad! I havent analysed game yet, but i won an end game due to a mistake 40 ..Bxd4

Drawn game in round 2 yesterday. Jack lost in a tight endgame.

Really happy. 2.5/3 so far.

Jack also won his game so really pleased for him.

Alex Evans 1-0 Bill Egan, British Chess Championships 2015, 2015.07.29

evans jack 1-0 everitt david, british chess championships, 2015.07.29

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Alan at the British Chess Championships 2015 Rapidplay

At the first weekend of the British Championships at Warwick University the Rapidplay competitions were held. There were several sections and I had entered the U-150 tournament.  The format was over two days, with 11 rounds and 20 minutes on each player’s clock, plus an additional 10 seconds added after each move. Hopefully this would help me practice playing faster after many time-troubled games last season!

The first day was quite tough, with three losses in a row after long, close finishes which left me on 1.5/5. However, I started better on Sunday morning, and ended with 6.5/11 including a quick draw in the last round with most players suffering mental exhaustion by then!

An enjoyable couple of days at an excellent venue and good luck to Alex, Jack and Jon in the rest of the Championships at a more leisurely pace!

I’ve included an interesting game from Saturday where I reached a winning position only to see this disappear over the horizon as the moves got faster and faster…

Jack and Alex at the British Chess Championships 2015 Round 1

I thought i might write a quick report from the British chess championships after a really exciting 1st day. After arriving 10 mins late, due to traffic and lack of parking permit, myself and jack settled down to our games. We both had the white pieces. I was playing a 124 grade player, Jack a 133. I opened with e4 and my opponent played c5, the sicilian. Great, grand prix attack for me!. Anyway i wont comment on game but i will just put game below. I won so really pleased. Jack played a great game and had a really attacking position, then threw it away by blundering his rook. Peter wont be happy! Anyway here is my game.

Amazing chess game!! Wei Yi plays his Game of the Century 

If China’s Wei Yi goes on to win the World Championship we may look back on July 3rd 2015 as the day he played his equivalent of 13-year-old Bobby Fischer’s “Game of the Century”. Even if he doesn’t, the 16-year-old’s win over Cuba’s Lazaro Bruzon was an exquisite king hunt, where White sacrificed a full rook and bishop to hound the black king from g8 to h3. Jan Gustafsson takes a look at the game for us, noting the “quiet” moves are what really make it stand out.

Source: Wei Yi plays his Game of the Century |