County Championship Results
The Northumberland Chess Association (NCA) individual championships are open to players who are registered with the NCA and are members of the English Chess Federation (ECF).
There are three sections, each consisting of a seven round tournament with successive rounds typically starting four weeks apart.
- Zollner – no grading limit.
- Sell – ECF grading under 170.
- Gilroy – ECF grading under 140.
Gradings are as in the August 2018 revision of the ECF grading list. Ungraded players who wish to enter a grading-limited section should provide evidence of playing strength when entering.
Entry is free.
To enter, email the following details to email@example.com:
- Section(s) to enter (max 2)
- Email address
- NCA club
Entries must arrive on or before Saturday 29th September 2018.
The draw for round 1 will be published on Sunday 30th September 2018. Entrants will be sent contact details for their opponent to allow them to arrange their game on a mutually acceptable date.
Game 1 – David Walker 1-0 James Moreby
Game 2 – James Moreby ½-½ David Walker
So I’m pleased to be able to announce that the winner of this years Zollner and County Champion for the year is David Walker. Well done, David!
This concludes this years County Championships. Thanks to all for competing and watching!
All of the games from the 7th and final round of this year’s County Championship have now been played. An interesting statistic this season is that around 90% of those of you that played in the previous year entered again. And the other 10% had understandable reasons for not entering this year such as the arrival of babies!
This season we welcomed a collection of new players to these competitions that haven’t played in the last few years: David Walker, Paul Robson, Paul Bielby, Kevin Rowden, Ian Rook, Brendan Glasper and Joe Miller. These new players injected a significant level of further competition and helped to continue the year on year improvement in the playing strength of each section.
All of the sections within this year’s County Championship progressed in reasonable alignment with the tournament schedule and we would like to thank each and everyone of you for enabling this to be achieved.
A final thank you to Kurt Moreby for organising the county championship this year. Well done for organising another successful year.
Both the Sell and Gilroy have been won by octogenarians. The Sell was dominated by Paul Bielby who scored an impressive 6.5 out of 7. The Gilroy was won, yet again, by Bill Noble after a last round victory against Eddie Czestochowski. This year’s Zollner is not yet concluded with James Moreby and David Walker both finishing on 5 points.
Here are the Final Ranking Tables (after the application of tie-break rules (BH score below) so that you can all see exactly where you finished).