NGCA Lightning Tournament 17-12-21Disrupted by Covid restrictions in 2020, the NGCA lightning tournament made a welcome return on Tuesday with 14 competitors from many North Gloucestershire clubs taking part in a highly enjoyable competition. Joint winners with 6.5/7 were Wotton Hall players Joey Stewart and Michael Ashworth, whilst Gloucester team mates Matthew Hammond and Benjamin Lappin shared the 1st round loser/grading prize.
NGCA Individual Rapid Tournament 2022 16-08-22Although the usual standard play Individual tournament hasn’t run this season, a six round Swiss tournament with a 20 minutes + 5 second increment time limit will take place.The tournament will be held on two nights at Cheltenham Chess Club, The Victory Club, Burlington House, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 2SY. rounds 1-3 will be held on Tuesday 30th August with the final 3 rounds scheduled for Thursday 8th September. For further details contact Rob Wilden robert@helios.me.uk  North Gloucestershire Individual Rapid Tournament 2022 Congratulations Ian Robson 13-10-21Congratulations to well known local player Ian Robson from Wotton Hall club on finishing runner up in the 2021 British Chess Championships Seniors (Over 50’s) competition  held recently in Milton Keynes with an impressive score of 5 out of 7. New Venue for two clubs Two NGCA clubs have new venues for the 2021-2022 season… Cirencester now play at Jubilee 77 Club, 10 Ashcroft Road,Cirencester, GL7 1QX on Tuesdays.Stroud are now at Star Anise Cafe 1 Gloucester Street, Stroud. GL5 1QG on Thursdays 4NCL triumph for Stroud  17-11-21Having finished first in their section of the 4ncl online team league division 2. Stroud team, Stroud Youngies, went on to win their division 2 final, making them 4ncl online team league division 2 champions and earning them promotion to division 1. One young member of the team is Indy Southcott-Moyers, who is currently listed as the ECF’s second most improved player, his over the board rating having risen from 129 (1668) in July 2020 to 1938 on the current list. Season ends in style 27-5-22This Wednesday over 30 chess players came together at Wotton Hall for the climax of this season’s super league which marks the end of the winter season’s activities. In a close fought contest a draw with Stroud in the final round was enough to propel Wotton Hall to the top of the table. NGCA AGM 16-08-22The AGM of the North Glos Chess Association will take place at the Victory Club, Burlington House, Lypiatt Rd Cheltenham GL50 2SY (Cheltenham Chess Club usual venue) on Monday September 12th starting at 7.30 pm. All North Glos players are entitled to attend so please pass on this info to all your club members. Parking is available on site, on nearby roads or you can use the car park in the next door building (Charles Russell Speechlys). New Club in Bishop’s Cleeve 17-11-21 A new chess club has been formed in Bishop’s Cleeve. The club meet fortnightly on Thursdays at St Michael's Centre, School Road, Bishop's Cleeve, GL52 8BA. The start time is 7.30pm.At present they’re not running any teams in NGCA competitions, but hopefully as the club grows, this will change. Full contact details can be found on the Clubs page.
Congratulations Ian Robson 13-10-21Congratulations to well known local player Ian Robson from Wotton Hall club on finishing runner up in the 2021 British Chess Championships Seniors (Over 50’s) competition  held recently in Milton Keynes with an impressive score of 5 out of 7. NGCA Lightning Tournament 17-12-21Disrupted by Covid restrictions in 2020, the NGCA lightning tournament made a welcome return on Tuesday with 14 competitors from many North Gloucestershire clubs taking part in a highly enjoyable competition. Joint winners with 6.5/7 were Wotton Hall players Joey Stewart and Michael Ashworth, whilst Gloucester team mates Matthew Hammond and Benjamin Lappin shared the 1st round loser/grading prize. New Venue for two clubs Two NGCA clubs have new venues for the 2021-2022 season… Cirencester now play at Jubilee 77 Club, 10 Ashcroft Road,Cirencester, GL7 1QX on Tuesdays.Stroud are now at Star Anise Cafe 1 Gloucester Street, Stroud. GL5 1QG on Thursdays 4NCL triumph for Stroud  17-11-21Having finished first in their section of the 4ncl online team league division 2. Stroud team, Stroud Youngies, went on to win their division 2 final, making them 4ncl online team league division 2 champions and earning them promotion to division 1. One young member of the team is Indy Southcott-Moyers, who is currently listed as the ECF’s second most improved player, his over the board rating having risen from 129 (1668) in July 2020 to 1938 on the current list. Season ends in style 27-5-22This Wednesday over 30 chess players came together at Wotton Hall for the climax of this season’s super league which marks the end of the winter season’s activities. In a close fought contest a draw with Stroud in the final round was enough to propel Wotton Hall to the top of the table. NGCA AGM 16-08-22The AGM of the North Glos Chess Association will take place at the Victory Club, Burlington House, Lypiatt Rd Cheltenham GL50 2SY (Cheltenham Chess Club usual venue) on Monday September 12th starting at 7.30 pm. All North Glos players are entitled to attend so please pass on this info to all your club members. Parking is available on site, on nearby roads or you can use the car park in the next door building (Charles Russell Speechlys). New Club in Bishop’s Cleeve 17-11-21 A new chess club has been formed in Bishop’s Cleeve. The club meet fortnightly on Thursdays at St Michael's Centre, School Road, Bishop's Cleeve, GL52 8BA. The start time is 7.30pm.At present they’re not running any teams in NGCA competitions, but hopefully as the club grows, this will change. Full contact details can be found on the Clubs page. NGCA Individual Rapid Tournament 2022 16-08-22Although the usual standard play Individual tournament hasn’t run this season, a six round Swiss tournament with a 20 minutes + 5 second increment time limit will take place.The tournament will be held on two nights at Cheltenham Chess Club, The Victory Club, Burlington House, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 2SY. rounds 1-3 will be held on Tuesday 30th August with the final 3 rounds scheduled for Thursday 8th September. For further details contact Rob Wilden robert@helios.me.uk  North Gloucestershire Individual Rapid Tournament 2022