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.
Wotton Hall Win 2019-2020 Super League 16-10-21In a closely contested and very delayed rapid play climax to the 2019-2020 season Super League on Wednesday, Wotton Hall came out on top as Inaugural Super League Champions. As this is a delayed 2019-2020 season tournament, full results can be found on the “Past Results” 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. 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.Winners of the different competitions this season were as follows Super League - Wotton HallDivision 1 - Stroud BadgersDivision 2 - Stroud Hedgehogs Division 3 - GloucesterAutumn League - Stroud HedgehogsSeven teams have entered this year’s Summer League and further details will be announced in the next few days Stroud top Autumn League 17-11-21After the final round of fixtures in this season’s autumn league competition Stroud Hedgehogs finished on top. Although all fixtures were successfully completed there was considerable variation in the playing strengths of the competing teams, hopefully the second half of the season will see the re-emergence of divisions 2 & 3 offering the opportunity for more, closely matched fixtures. 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.

Cotswold Congress Returns

6-2-22 The popular local chess congress is set to return in 2022 after a two year Covid enforced absence. The venue will once again be King’s School Gloucester, and dates are Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th June. Entry can be made online with thanks to Chess Cornwall
Wotton Hall Win 2019-2020 Super League 16-10-21In a closely contested and very delayed rapid play climax to the 2019-2020 season Super League on Wednesday, Wotton Hall came out on top as Inaugural Super League Champions. As this is a delayed 2019-2020 season tournament, full results can be found on the “Past Results” 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.Winners of the different competitions this season were as follows Super League - Wotton HallDivision 1 - Stroud BadgersDivision 2 - Stroud Hedgehogs Division 3 - GloucesterAutumn League - Stroud HedgehogsSeven teams have entered this year’s Summer League and further details will be announced in the next few days Stroud top Autumn League 17-11-21After the final round of fixtures in this season’s autumn league competition Stroud Hedgehogs finished on top. Although all fixtures were successfully completed there was considerable variation in the playing strengths of the competing teams, hopefully the second half of the season will see the re-emergence of divisions 2 & 3 offering the opportunity for more, closely matched fixtures. 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.

Cotswold Congress Returns

6-2-22 The popular local chess congress is set to return in 2022 after a two year Covid enforced absence. The venue will once again be King’s School Gloucester, and dates are Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th June. Entry can be made online with thanks to Chess Cornwall