Latest NCCU Club & County Results Latest Club Championship results 8th May Seniors Heywood 1 – 3 Prescot & Knotty Ash26th May Seniors Prescot & Knotty Ash ½ – 3½ South ShieldsCongratulations to South Shields – the new Seniors Champions 26th May Minor Final South Shields 1 – 3 HeywoodCongratulations to Heywood 26th May Open […]

County Championships Finals 2018

Lancashire & Yorkshire triumph again! The two largest Counties in the NCCU continued their run of success in this season’s County Championships with Lancashire bringing home both the Open & U160 trophies whilst Yorkshire were victorious in the U180. Well done to both and check out how they got to the Finals by selecting the […]

New NCCU Seniors Club Champions 2018

Prescot & Knotty Ash are the new Seniors Champions! The final was held on 30th June at the Bradford Latvian Club.It proved a close match, but in the end a victory for the Prescot & Knotty Ash Club, who beat holders, South Shields, by 2½-1½. The Merseyside Club were outgraded on every board but in […]

New NCCU Individual Champion 2018

New NCCU Individual and Heywood Congress Champion Charlie Storey receives the NCCU Individual Championship trophy from the new NCCU President, Bill O’Rourke, after winning the 2018 Heywood Chess Congress over the weekend of June 16th-17th. Well done Charlie who has now qualified to enter the 2018 British Chess Championships which are due to be held […]

ChessJournal App 2017

ChessJournal App has been updated, that now means it is available with loads of new features, uses cloud storage and perhaps most importantly is also now available for Android as well as iOS phones. ChessJournal App website

ChessJournal APP

My name is Jon Fisher and I play for Horfield chess club in the Bristol and District league. I wanted to write and tell the Northern Counties Chess Union (NCCU) about an app I have been working on for the last few months called ChessJournal. Its specifically designed for league and tournament chess players to […]

NCCU Schools Award

Yesterday I was invited to Alnwick to present the NCCU Schools award to the chess club at St Paul’s Middle School. In fact the club also caters for former pupils who now attend The Duchess High School. A reporter from local newspaper was there to take photographs and I persuaded her to take one with […]

13/07/14 – 2013-2014 NCCU Schools award

Highfield Priory School Preston – Chess Club The chess club is supported and promoted excellently by Headteacher Mr. Duke. From small beginnings many years ago, with just a dozen players, the club got off the ground by entering the Junior Congresses run by Lancashire Chess Association. These events have generally been the first events that […]

07/04/14 – JAMES TENNANT SMITH, 19/06/1927 – 02/04/2014

JAMES TENNANT SMITH, 19/06/1927 – 02/04/2014 Heywood Chess Club has lost one of its longest standing members this week. Over the last 20 years Jim Tennant Smith represented the Heywood club during a time when the first team won the Manchester, Central Lancashire and Bury & Rochdale leagues, and the Northern Counties Club championships. Jim […]