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.

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