60th Capes Trophy

On 11 October 2019 the North Circular Chess League (NCCL) will be holding the 60th Capes Trophy. It's a 5 minute per player per game Blitz tournament over as many as 10 to 12 rounds, depending upon entries.

Wouldn’t it be great to celebrate this achievement but getting as many teams as we can. Remember this is for teams of four players. Can each of the NCCL clubs make every effort to raise as many teams as they can.

This will be held in the hall at Wanstead House starting 7:30pm. Don’t forget a bar will be open for the duration of the evening.


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.

Bryan Fewell

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.
Posted 20/05/19.

U140 Team

Worcs beat Herts, 10 - 6 in the Quarter-Final of the ECF County Championships on Saturday 18th May 2019. The match was played in the village of Braunston, near Daventry from 2.00pm. Herts, with an average grade of 111, had several strong players unavailable but they did fight to the end. Worcs average grade was 123.
Posted 20/05/19