Hertfordshire Correspondence Chess Teams Need You!
EACU COUNTY CHESS
With congresses thin on the ground this coming season there’s a good opportunity for county chess to flourish. They’re competitive and convivial with the option of the winners to proceed to ECF national stages held around May and June 2022.
The EACU (East Anglia Chess Union) organises county otb chess matches to teams from Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambs, Beds & Herts.
There are typically 4 to 8 matches a season held on Sundays, usually in Newmarket. They’ve a popular format – two matches a day. One in the morning another in the afternoon.
18/06/21 Following the completion of round 6 earlier in the week, the final results, scores and standings are all available below.
Thanks to all who took part.
Hertford, St Albans and Watford are amongst the 170 plus teams that have entered 4NCL's latest competition. Matches, on four boards, are played on Tuesday evenings . The rate of play is 45 minutes + 10 seconds per player. The HCA have three teams entered all under the squad name 'Broken Herts'. All their players are graded u120 although the competition is open to all standards of play. The huge popularity of this event is inevitably due to club chess players seeking an alternative to over the board chess whilst everyone is in lockdown due to Covid-19.
16/03/2020 The HCA have decided to suspend all their competitions, except Correspondence Chess, until further notice. It is to be hoped there will be time to reinstate them in an extended season but the situation is too uncertain to give a view of this now. We will be in touch when we have a plan to move forward again.
EAST ANGLIAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS 2020
4 sections: Open, Team 600, Team 500 and Team 400.
Sunday 15th. March 2020
Turner Hall, Church Lane, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 0HL
You can see a map at https://www.list.co.uk/place/20035178-turner-hall/
Tea and coffee will be provided free of charge.
Photo: Brendan O'Gorman
It is with sadness that I note Keith Woodhouse’s death from cancer. Keith was a member of Royston Chess Club and a good friend. We connected due to our both being members of a correspondence chess network who happened to live in the same village. Keith originally introduced me to Royston Chess Club.
This annual event, perhaps better known as the Capel, Burn and Bunce, is being held:
Saturday 21st - Sunday 22nd September 2019
The Hertford Club, Lombard House, Bull Plain, Hertford, SG14 1DT
The Hertford Club has a private walled garden where you can enjoy a fine selection of real ales. It's pub food is excellent too.
Full details on downloadable entry form.
The Herts Chess Association AGM will be held on Friday 5th July from 7.30pm in the first floor Committee Room of the Salisbury Arms Hotel, Fore Street, Hertford, SG14 1BZ.
Updated, 14/06/19, first posted 20/05/19.
With sadness we advise that Bryan Fewell passed away on Wednesday 15/05/19, following a long battle with dementia.
As you may remember, Bryan was a dedicated chess player, and a President of HCA for many years. He also served on the Board of Directors for the British Chess Federation.
His funeral will take place at 11am at Harwood Park Crematorium, Watton Road, Knebworth, Herts on Monday 3 June.