Useful links

January 6th, 2020

Probably, everyone else knew about these; but I’ve recently found out about the English Chess Federation League Management System:


Central 1

October 15th, 2019
Home Team Result Away Team Date Time
Central 1 2 – 3 Ashfield 3 Tue 1st Oct 2019 19:30
West Bridgford 3 0 – 5 Central 1 Mon 14th Oct 2019
Mon 6th Jan 2020
Central 1 1 – 4 Beeston Tue 22nd Oct 2019 19:30
Gambit 3 2½ – 2½ Central 1 Tue 5th Nov 2019 19:30
Central 1 2½ – 2½ West Bridgford 2 Tue 26th Nov 2019 19:30
Radcliffe & Bingham 1 1½ – 3½ Central 1 Tue 10th Dec 2019 19:30
Central 1 1½ – 3½ Nomads 2 Tue 21th Jan 2020 19:30
Central 1 2½ – 2½ West Bridgford 3 Tue 28th Jan 2020 19:30
Ashfield 3 Central 1 Wed 12th Feb 2020 19:30
Beeston Central 1 Tue 18th Feb 2020 19:30
Central 1 Gambit 3 Tue 3rd Mar 2020 19:30
West Bridgford 2 Central 1 Mon 23rd Mar 2020 19:30
Central 1 Radcliffe & Bingham 1 Tue 7th Apr 2020 19:30
Nomads 2 Central 1 Mon 27th Apr 2020 19:30

Central 1st 2-3 Ashfield 3rds – 2/10/2019

October 5th, 2019

What a match! Defeat. I’ll get that said first but an incredible fight.
Central 1ST 2-3 Ashfield 3rds
First off, a team match is a TEAM match and no one must carry the ‘what if’ of a narrow defeat. We each did our best. Some of us for nearly 3 hours of mental struggle.
I had it easy stress wise. I have a position I need to look at, because one option was a perfectly reasonable but double edged option and took the safe one. Pieces came off and I had a slightly worse end game. My opponent offered a draw and I accepted. Oh, must mention my phone went off. I knew that’s a 2 min penalty but needed someone else to say it, so thank you Mark for putting their captain straight.
Lukasz payed a blinder with the aggressive 1…e5 against d4 and, well, won. But his opponent has been round the block, held on and fought hard in a completely lost position. Lukasz knows he should have won, but it happens sometimes that an opponent fights hard and you only draw.
Mark Radford was held by his slightly lower graded opponent. Playing back. Mark said afterwards he saw better moves he should have played, but that’s chess. It just looked like one of those games where in a match situation you can’t risk for the win, though youd like to. It was a team minded effort from Mark.
So to the stunning finish with seconds ticking down. Mark Darlington on his debut. Mark got a superb position from the opening and felt his was much better. One move changed everything – a positional blunder. Time became a factor and in a double edged position towards the end, his opponent edged it. I confess, as a weaker player to have no clue what was going on. But I think “I have a no draw policy” is an attitude to be admired. Welcome Mark. You will win plenty playing like you do.
Concurrently was Alan’s game. A real thriller of a struggle. A sacrifice of the exchange, for compensation. Consolidation with a powerful position full of control and extra pawns. A miscalculation in a complicated position turning the tide back to the opponent. Winning another piece back and equity of sorts, 20 seconds left for Alan on the clock and… A draw. Again, I can only give a flavour. Great chess I can only try to follow.
So we lost 2-3. But the spirit! Well done all. Giving everything? Result is truly secondary.
We’ll stuff em in the return!
Best Wishes

Central 2 vs WN 3 – 17/9/19

October 5th, 2019
Central 2 WN4
Lukacz Kacprzak 1 0 Arjuna Medis
Johnny M 0 1 Chris Hurst
Mick Frings 1/2 1/2 Aidan Elston
Mark Turner 1 0 Johan Tomsett
Simon Parham 1 0 Mankaram Punglia
3.5 1.5


WN3 v Central 2 – 23/9/19

October 5th, 2019
WN3 Central 2
R Willoughby 1 0 Lukacz Kacprzak
M Herbert 1/2 1/2 Mick Frings
D McWilliams 1 0 Mark Turner
S Thacker 0 1 Simon Parham
E Jones 1 0 Mike James
3.5 1.5

“House warming” event

August 15th, 2019

We are hoping to hold an informal house warming event on Tuesday 27th August.

This is a test event, perfectly informal, blitz tournament. Starting at 7.30.

Space will be limited for this event, we only have a limited number of sets and clocks, so anyone interested will need to reserve a spot. Entry is not restricted to club members, and any entrants should email me at this address: beforehand.

All being well, we will be holding other events during the year. I know that this is short notice, but hopefully we will have a fun evening to ring in the new chess season.

Thanks, Best Wishes

Andrew Sutton

The Embankment

June 19th, 2019

We’ve moved!

We’re now at The Embankment near to Trent Bridge.

Club night remains Tuesday, at 282-284 Arkwright Street Nottingham NG2 2GR

Central 2 v Newark 3 (19th February 2019)

February 20th, 2019
Central 2 Newark 3
Lukacz Kacprzak 1 0 Gary Bosworth
Ed Robinson 0 1 Jim Wellington
Simon Parham 1/2 1/2 Tony Bourke
Mick Frings 1 0 Roger Southward
Mark Turner 1 0 Charlie Carr
3.5 1.5


Central 3 v EMCA 1 (25th January 2019)

January 28th, 2019
Central 3 EMCA 1
Mick Frings 1/2 1/2 Harpreet Pannu
Simon Parham 1 0 Amar Joval
Mark Turner 0 1 Sukhi Joval
Mike James 1 0 Mya Pannu
2.5 1.5


Central 2 vs Ashfield 4 (22nd January 2019)

January 23rd, 2019


Central 2 Ashfield 4
Oliver Alderton 1/2 1/2 Malcolm Jackson
Ed Robinson 1/2 1/2 Peter Clarke
Lukacz Kacprzac 0 1 Richard Dyce
Simon Parham 1 0 Ric Dawson
Alex Meade 1 0 George Heath
3 2


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