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!!  New Event  !!

(Informal) Quick-play tourney, Rotherham Chess Club, Wed 22nd Aug: All Welcome!

Bridge Inn, Rotherham, 7.15  - small entry fee and prizes

Parking: At the Trades Car Park (next door) or opposite the Railway Station

Text Chris Willey (O7543 O66831) for more info. etc.


Clay Cross CC departs S&DCA

Clay Cross Chess Club announce that they will regretfully withdraw their team from Sheffield League Division 3 for the 2018-19 season.

The club’s landmark AGM, where its 40th vibrant* year was appreciated, at the same time discussed difficulties in 2018-19 which led to several defaulted boards in away matches, and a postponed match. The club has always prided itself on fulfilling its league and cup commitments with full squads, but 2017-18 saw a sad failure to maintain its own standards. The main problem is not always so much a shortage of players - though this is becoming an issue, too - but the lack of two regular willing drivers who can transport teams of 6.

The possibility of entering a 4-board team was considered, but some of the players involved, strong enough to finish 3rd in Division 3 last season, would not expect to be welcome or accepted to either Division 5 or the 400 League.

*While experiencing the same aging demographic as many other clubs, and inability to attract new blood, Clay Cross is not yet teetering on the brink of total collapse! Clay Cross “A” will compete for its 4th successive year in the top flight of Derby and District League, and Clay Cross “B” won promotion to Division 2 of the same organisation in 2018. 2018-19 will see the club put a 3rd team into “Derbyshire”.

So why Derbyshire rather than Sheffield? 
The answer lies in travel arrangements and team sizes, of course. Being ½ way between the two cities, all away matches involve whole-team organisation of transport. It's 52 miles to Barnsley and 60 miles to Lichfield! In these difficult times Derbyshire wins because all matches are 4-board, often one-car affairs.
Many know that Clay Cross has been an advocate of smaller Sheffield teams for some years, and has proposed or supported proposals for reductions from 8 to 6 boards in Sheffield Division 1, and an extension of the 4-board option from Division 5 upwards. If the latter proposal had succeeded at last season’s AGM, Clay Cross would probably have been able to continue in Sheffield League. (But history is history!)   (BL)


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Sheffield & District Chess Association collects and displays some personal information on this web site, namely the names, telephone numbers and email addresses of the associations officers, club secretaries, captains and other club officers, in order to facilitate the running of the activities of the S&DCA . Similar data is also collected and stored in email contact lists, of anyone who wishes to receive Sheffield & District Chess Association newsletters or bulletins.

Soon after 25th May 2018 (when the General Data Protection Regulations 2018 came into force) all such personal information will be removed from this site and the contact lists, except that of those whose information it is having expressed consent for the information to continue to be used for the purposes intended. Personal information will only be replaced on, or added to the website or contact lists after the individuals concerned have given their consent by emailing the webmaster whose email address is at the top of this page.

Except by using the personal information as above stated, no such data will be passed to any third parties.

The association's full Data Protection & Privacy Policy can be found here: http://sheffieldchess.btck.co.uk/RulesLawsConductetc/PrivacyPolicy


S&DCA Newsletter

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