Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Will there be a Sheffield Chess Congress in 2017? A: Yes
Q: What is the date of Sheffield Congress this year? A: 23rd-25th June 2017
Q: Where is the entry form? A: Here!
Q: Can I enter on the day? A: Yes, read this
SASCA Venue change - Feb 2017
Ian Hemingway writes:
We have played our last match at Handsworth (on Monday 20th Feb 2017), as the school announced very suddenly that it was closing.
We have fortunately been able to agree with Ecclesall Junior School to play there for the rest of the season. The address is:
Ecclesall Junior School, Ringinglow Road, Sheffield. S11 7PQ
Additional note: There are time constraints for SASCA’s new venue, and the caretaker needs to lock up almost immediately after 10pm. Given the time controls for games, we will therefore need to start all clocks promptly at 7.30pm. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. The venue is open from 7pm.
If any player is delayed, we will always try to find a practical solution so that the game may still be played.
Keith Brameld 1954-2017
Many Barnsley, Rotherham and Sheffield chess players will remember Keith Brameld, who died in mid-January 2017 in Nottingham, to where he migrated in the late 80's. Steve Mann's obituary (click this link) describes him as a "bit of a lad". Phil Morgan (Ashfiled CC website) also says "Keith will be remembered for his personality as well as his play", and the Gambit (Notts) CC website obituary tells us that "Yorkshire born Keith, a Sheffield Wednesday fan, joined Oxclose in 1988 and we immediately knew the club would be more fun".
9th November: Withdrawal of SASCA/RJ C from Division 3
Upcoming Chess Events Nearby
2nd September 2017, 10.00- 6.00: Darnall & Handsworth 2nd FIDE rated Rapidplay. 6-round (25 minute + 5 sec) Swiss at Stradbroke Community Centre, Richmond Road, Stradbroke, Sheffield S13 8LT 2CB. Entry £18 (U18:£15). (Surcharge for Non-ECF or Bronze:£7/Jun:£5; Late Entry after 31st Aug: add £5 surcharge)
Open, U-170, U145, U-120