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Chessnuts

Jon Griffiths, the Yorkshire grader, is stopping the production of live grades via chessnuts. There is the possibility that someone from within the association will take over, however, now is a good time to consider life without chessnuts. As a Club, Barnsley need to decide a uniform position. In around 5 weeks, a meeting will take place within the Sheffield Chess Association to take the first steps towards creating a working party to investigate and then propose a way forward. Your views need to fed into that working party. Please respond to this request and I will collate opinion and then consult with the executive of the club to determine whether an EGM is needed. Neil Todd Secretary. Email Neil Here

More can be found on the Sheffield Chess Association website here
and on a specific page set up for chessnuts on the Sheffield Chess Association website here

November 2017

Sheffield Division 1 - 13 November 2017

Hillsbrough A 6½-1½ Barnsley A

Hillsbrough A gain revenge over Barnsley A
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Sheffield Division 3 - 07 November 2017

Nomads C 5½-½ Barnsley B

Nomads C overpower Barnsley B
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Doncaster League - 07 November 2017

Nomads 2-2 Wombwell

Nomads and Wombwell share the points
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Barnsley Chess Club Championship 2017

Tony Pogson wins the title.

Section prizes Richard Hall and Anthony Steele
Click here for the final results.

October 2017

Doncaster League - 31 October 2017

Wombwell 1½-2½ Dons

Dons win the bottom boards to take the match.
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Sheffield Division 3 - 24 October 2017

Clay Cross 1½-4½ Barnsley B

Barnsley B overpower Clay Cross
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Bell Trophy - 24 October 2017

Wombwell 2½-5½ 3 Horseshoes

3 Horseshoes gain victory in this rapid play match
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Sheffield Division 3 - 17 October 2017

Barnsley B 3½-2½ Rotherham B

Barnsley B win their opening match of the season.
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Doncaster Handicap - 17 October 2017

Wombwell 2½-1½ Catholic Club

Wombell win their first handicap match of the season.
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Sheffield Division 1 - 16 October 2017

SASCA RJ A 7½-½ Barnsley A

SASCA RJ A Thrash a weakened Barnsley A
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Sheffield Division 4 - 16 October 2017

Ravensfield A ½-5½ Barnsley C

Barnsley C win comfortably against Ravensfield A
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Richardson Cup - 10 October 2017

Chesterfield 5-1 Barnsley

Chesterfield I win on the bottom boards
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Doncaster League - 10 October 2017

Wombwell 2-2 3 Horseshoes

Both teams share the points
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Sheffield 400 League - 09 October 2017

Hillsbrough 3½-½ Barnsley

Hillsbrough prove too strong
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Doncaster League - 05 October 2017

Barnby Dun 3-2 Wombwell

Barnby Dun win on the bottom boards
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Sheffield Division 1 - 03 October 2017

Barnsley A 4½-3½ Hillsbrough A

Barnsley A win a close match against a weakened Hillsbrough A
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Sheffield Division 4 - 03 October 2017

Barnsley C 4½-3½ Aughton B

Barnsley A win a close match against a weakened Hillsbrough A
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September 2017

Sheffield Division 1 - 26 September 2017

Barnsley A 2½-5½ Ecclesall A

Barnsley A lose their first game of the season.
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Sheffield Division 4 - 26 September 2017

Barnsley C 3½-2½ Ecclesall C

Barnsley A win their first game of the season.
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Sheffield League Fixture Lists 2017-2018

First draft of the Sheffield League 2017-2018 fixtures are now available
for Barnsley A, Barnsley B and Barnsley C. Barnsley D to come later.

See the Team Links on the left of the menu.

Barnsley Chess Club Championship 2017

Three share the lead going into the final round.

Click here for the fourth round results and last round draw.

Barnsley Chess Club Summer Events 2017

September Events

05 September - 20 Minute Handicap
12 September - 5 Minute Quickplay
19 September - Barnsley Club Championship - Rd5
26 September - First home games of the season for Barnsley A and Barnsley C

Sheffield District Chess Association

September Events

03 September - 2nd Fide Rated Darnall Rapidplay - More details here
05 September - SDCA AGM - Red Lion London Road - Agenda and proposals here
19 September - SDCA Fixture Meeting - Red Lion London Road

Result of Barnsley Chess Club Extra-ordinary General Meeting

It has been passed that Barnsley Chess Club will allow Wombwell Chess Club to run a team in the Doncaster League in their name at our premises Locke Park WMC for the forthcoming 2017-18 season.

August 2017

Barnsley Chess Club Extra-ordinary General Meeting

Tuesday 15th August at Locke Park WMC starting at 7.45pm

Wombwell Chess Club are experiencing some difficulties in respect of their venue and the number of players that they have to play fixtures in the Doncaster League. They are to hold their AGM and one item for dicussion is an alliance with Barnsley Chess Club. The outcome may be that they wish to keep their name but play matches at Locke Park Working Men's Club. Alternatively they may just wish to join our club.
After their AGM it is proposed that we hold an Extra-ordinary General Meeting to discuss their decision and give any support that we can to help them maintain a team in the Doncaster League.
This EGM will take place on Tuesday August 15. Please try to attend this, hopefully, short meeting as we need to consider all members views on any implications running our club.

Barnsley Chess Club Championship 2017

Andy Butterworth and Tony Pogson share the lead after round three.

Click here for the third round results and fourth round draw.

Barnsley Chess Club Summer Events 2017

August Events

01 August - 5 Minute Quickplay
08 August - Clock Simul with Andy Butterworth
15 August - EGM
22 August - Game that went into an ending
29 August - Barnsley Club Championship - Rd4

July 2017

Barnsley Chess Club Championship 2017

Four players share the lead after round two.

Click here for the second round results and third round draw.

Barnsley Chess Club Annual General Meeting 2017

To be held at Locke Park Working Mens Club on 4th July 2017 at 7.45pm

All club members and any prospective members are welcome to attend

Barnsley Chess Club Summer Events 2017

July Events

04 July - AGM
11 July - Best (rating) game of the season
18 July - Tag team Chess
25 July - Barnsley Club Championship - Rd3

June 2017

Barnsley Chess Club Championship 2017

Most of the top players share the lead after round one

Click here for the first round results and second round draw.

Barnsley Chess Club Summer Events 2017

June Events

06 June - Endings
13 June - How/What do you think at the chess board
20 June - 20 Minute Handicap
27 June - Barnsley Club Championship - Rd2