Correspondence

The large geographical distribution of the NCCU boundaries has ensured that Correspondence chess has thrived within the NCCU. Although most NCCU counties initially competed in the National Counties and District Correspondence Championships, in 1966/67 the first record appears of a NCCU correspondence competition. Although the winners of this first competition cannot be found, records show that Durham, Cheshire, Lancashire, Northumberland and Yorkshire competed – alongside the Isle of Man, who continued to compete until 1972.

Today two divisions continue, the Sinclair Shield for the first teams and the Turner Plaque for the second teams. Since 1981 the NCCU has also held an individual championship.  

YearSinclair ShieldTurner PlaqueIndividual
2014Yorkshire
2013Yorkshire
2012Yorkshire
2011Yorkshire
2010Yorkshire
2009Yorkshire
2008Northumberland
2007Yorkshire
2006
2005YorkshireYorkshireW. Bell & E. Little
2004LancashireYorkshireJ. Suto
2003Yorkshire & CumbriaYorkshireJ. Suto
2002YorkshireLancashireJ. Suto
2001NorthumberlandYorkshireE. Little
2000CumbriaYorkshireP. R. Bagnal
1999LancashireYorkshireP. R. Bagnal
1998NorthumberlandYorkshireE. Little
1997LancashireLancashireG. Harrison & E. Little
1996Northumberland & CumbriaLancashire
1995Lancashire & YorkshireLancashireP. Timpson
1994LancashireLancashireK. Neat & W. Coombes & D. Phillips
1993CumbriaMerseysideD. Phillips
1992LancashireMerseysideM. Driscoll
1991Lancashire & YorkshireLancashire & MerseysideW. Coombes
1990YorkshireLancashireW. Coombes
1989Lancashire & YorkshireCheshire & North WalesE. Little
1988Lancashire & MerseysideMerseysideM. J. Donnelly
1987MerseysideCheshire & North WalesL. Bridges & D. Cowley
1986LancashireLancashireL. Bridges
1985LancashireNorthumberlandA. F. Woodland
1984LancashireLancashireW. Cottam
1983LancashireLancashireP. J. Oakley
1982LancashireLancashireJ. J. Carleton & P. J. Oakley
1981Cheshire & North WalesLancashireJ. J. Carleton & P. R. Markland
1980YorkshireMerseyside
1979YorkshireCumbria / Cheshire & North Wales
1978YorkshireLancashire
1977CumbriaYorkshire
1976CumbriaLancashire
1975No RecordNo Record
1974LancashireLancashire
1973Lancashire
1972Cheshire & North Wales
1971Yorkshire / Cheshire & North Wales
1970Lancashire
1969Lancashire
1968Lancashire