Local Events

Mon 20th May:

Hope Valley 5-minute tournament

Bill Ward: "The Iconic tournament, dating back since earlier any of us can remember. Contested by the great and the good of Sheffield Chess (and a few more of us besides."

This will take place on: 

Monday, 20th May, at The Abbey, 944 Chesterfield Road Woodseats, Sheffield S8 0SH

Doors open: 6.45pm, entries taken upto 7.15pm, 1st Round commences 7.30pm.

Entries will be taken in advance. £3 waged/£2 unwaged. All money returned in prizes.

To enter, and for further information, please contact Bill Ward at billward60@hotmail.co.uk

Fri 12th to Sun 14th July:

Woodseats Chess Festival

Bill Ward: "Does what it says on the tin. A festival of chess!!" 

at The Abbey, 944 Chesterfield Road, Woodseats, Sheffield S8 0SH

For further information, please contact Bill Ward at billward60@hotmail.co.uk


Friday, 12th July: Simultaneous Display by International Master Andrew Ledger

BW: "Again, we hope to get 20 boards."

Saturday, 13th July: The T.W.Crabb Shield    --    Details below

"The famous old trophy, dating back into the mists of time..."

Monday, 15th July: Grand Challenge Match!

Woodseats vs. The Rest (of the Association)

(or Camelot vs. The Evil Empire)

Details for the Crabb Shield:
The Crabb Shield will this year be held on Saturday, 13th July, at The Abbey, Chesterfield Road (Woodseats & Ecclesallleague matches venue)
The tournament format will be 6 rounds each of 50 minutes, with players having a straight 25 minutes each for all moves.
Doors Open: 11.00am
Round 1 commences: 11.20am
12.20pm: Round 2 followed by lunch (available at the bar)
2pm: Round 3
3pm: Round 4
4pm: Round 5
5pm: Round 6 followed by prizegiving.

Entry fee: £4 waged, £2 unwaged. All money will be returned as prizes.
The T.W. Crabb Shield will go to the overall winner, provided they are resident in the Sheffield & District region (or if not then the highest placed player who is.) Entries will be taken on the day, but early notification of entries will save time and help with preparations. All entries please to billward60@hotmail.co.uk

Sat 31st August 2019:

Darnall & Handsworth 4th FIDE Rapidplay

6-Round Swiss Tournament,      25 minutes + 5 seconds per move   

Open, Major (U170), Intermediate (U140), Minor (U110)

Stradbroke Community Centre, Richmond Road, Stradbroke, Sheffield S13 8LT

Details & Entries: https://www.dhchessclub.co.uk/

4th - 6th October 2019:

4NCL Congress at South Normanton Holiday Inn

Carter Lane East, South Normanton, Alfreton   

FIDE Open, FIDE U-2000 (ECF U-175), ECF U-135)


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