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: or via e-mail:

The locations of other Norfolk Chess Clubs can be found at:

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.