Huddersfield Rapidplay 2017 - Sunday 22nd January 2017
Our next Rapidplay will be once again be at the Grosvenor Casino on 22nd January.
6 round accelerated swiss tournament
Adult only due to being in a Casino
Further details to follow ....
Huddersfield Congress 2017 - 26-28th May 2017
Our next congress is scheduled on the same weekend as last year and will be following the same format - full details will follow shortly ....
Ali Jaunooby wins this years congress - all the results can be seen on our tournament page with a summary of the wiinners on the 'About Season' tab.
Thanks to Nick Sykes there are also some of the games played at the congress in the 'About Season 'section. There are also some photos.
Below is one of the games involving Nick and Huddersfield's John Lavan ..
Mark Hebden GM wins this years Grosvenor Rapidplay with a perfect 6/6 score with Daniel Gormally GM, Nikolay Milchev IM and Charlie Storey sharing second place with 5/6. Grading prize for U180 - 144 was won by Carl Heald with 4.5 points and the U145 prize was shared by Mark Taylor, Karim Khan, Eric Davies, Robert Sutcliffe, Noel Stewart and Brian Crofts who scored 3/6.
All the results are now available here
Huddersfield Congress 2015 - 29th May - 31st May 2015
We had 72 entries at this years congress and Peter Shaw is this years champion.
There was also a good performance from Dave Sugden in the Major who was only beaten by another good performance from Dean Hartley.
Mark Kirkham made his debut in the Major and did exceptionally well coming joint second.
In the minor, Sam Davies came close to winning and only came unstuck by the joint winner of Tim Allen who had travelled up all the way from London.
Well done to all our other winners and thanks again to Tim Allen, Robert Newton, Sri Sriharan, Andrew Jaques & Mark Taylor for their very kind donations.
Photos are to follow ....
The Huddersfield Chess Club was founded in 1852 by John Watkinson (his photo is in our logo courtesy of the British Chess Magazine) - our club night is on a Wednesday at the Lindley Liberal Club and we also have a Junior Club meeting at the Huddersfield Ukrainian Club on a Friday from 6:30-8:00pm.
Weekend congresses, 30 minute rapidplay and 5 minute blitz tournaments are also organised by our Club attracting players from around the country.
The new season is under way so this site will be updated regularly with what's going on within our Club.
Round 1 has been drawn
We have sadly lost another Club member and dear friend in Jon Hughes who passed away recently.
Jon had been a valued Club member for many years and participated in many of our tournaments and team matches but unfortunately he suffered with depression which is thought to have got worse after he lost his parents a few years back and had consequently been admitted into hospital care on a few occasions. But recently he's been very enthusiastic with helping out at our junior chess club and playing in our teams so the news comes as a big shock to us and he'll be truly missed at the Club. He was 47 years old.
On Sunday 26th April 2015 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm, we had the pleasure of having Nigel Davies GM come to Huddersfield again to give another one of his training sessions. Nigel came with his son, Sam and was joined by Andrew Drabble, Leo Keely, Dave Tooley, Richard Boylan, Nigel Hepworth, Daniel Ward, Dave Keddie, Jon Hughes, Craig Sharpe, Robin Wybrew, Mehool Shah and Mark Rojinsky.