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

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




Amy Little wins u-11 Title at Midlands Gigafinal

From Peter Hodkinson…

On Sunday 8th July 2018, Amy Little (grade 118) won the Solihull (Birmingham) Gigafinal of the UK Chess Challenge to become Midlands girls u11 champion. Amy went clear of the field of 24 by winning her first 5 games and needed only to agree a draw in round 6 to be a clear winner.

The Southern Gigafinal in Twickenham a week earlier was a much closer affair with 4 girls finishing with 5 out of 6. Alisha Vyas (grade 117) won the title on a tie-break.

The Northern Gigafinal takes place on Sunday (15th July 2018) in Manchester.

This national schools event attracted over 40,000 entries of all school ages. It is the biggest chess tournament in the World.

The UK Grand Finals will be held in Peterborough.

Grading List January 2017


Name Standard Previous RapidPlay Previous
Bond, Peter D 157 158
Buxton, Jake 78 70 70 61
Clear, David E 167 161
Clough, Peter WL 134 132 135 130
Evans, Alex J 103 107 116 119
Evans, Jack A 99 99 74 80
Gallacher, Paul J 91 92 78 75
Hackford, Edward 128 124 125 124
Hodkinson, Peter M 104 102 99 98
Larner, Emily M 109 106 82 74
Larner, Thomas O 76 75 87 83
Larner, Tony R 100 111 111 114
Little, Amy 101 87 73
McCoan, Oliver 73 70 74
Page, Alan F 141 138 147 146
Pearl, John RF 45 51 62 61
Pigott, Darrell N 142 129
Sallon, Michael D 88 92 93 93
Savatov, Roman S 92 94 87 87
Thompson, Joseph M 67 66 59 59
Wells, Jonathan C 189 188 179 176

Christmas Rapidplay Event

We will have a club Christmas event next Friday (16th) at the Morley Club. We will divide up into two about equal teams, and then play a double round rapidplay match, so that everyone will play two games against different opponents of about the same strength. We will start at about 8pm and finish shortly after 9pm.

Please let me know if you can (or can’t) attend and that will help for sorting out the teams in advance.


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