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19.4.17 - This year's Durham Congress was to have a new venue at Grey College, Durham. Now it is back to last year's venue, Houghton Sports Centre, Station Road, Houghton-le-Street, DH4 5EF.
There is a new link to a corrected Entry Form on the right.

9.4.17 - DCCA Play Offs for Division B trophy are as follows:
Durham City Canons v Darlington Locos
South Shields v Gateshead
Games are to be played by the 14th May 2017.

9.4.17 - DCCA Play Offs for Division C trophy are as follows:
Hartlepool v Darlington Quakers
Bishop Auckland v Peterlee
Games are to be played by the 14th May 2017.

9.4.17 - The Final Scoreboards for the Individual Ch. are HERE.

19.3.17 The members of Thornaby Chess Club would like to invite all DCCA members to a one day Rapidplay event, being held in the Thornaby Pavilion, on Saturday 17th June. This event is to commemorate ten years since the club’s inception and also to remember one of our founder members, who died so tragically young in 2010, Mike Closs.
Members of the public, as well as CCA members, are also being encouraged to take part (hence the wording on the form) in an effort to attract new people to the world of club chess. Please click on the link to download a copy of the 
Entry Form.

19.3.17 - The Fourth Scoreboards for the Individual Ch. are HERE.

6.3.17 - The Third Scoreboards for the Individual Ch. are HERE.

16.1.17 The Second Scoreboards for the Individual Ch. are HERE.

1.2.16 - The Pairings for the Final Round of the Ron Evers are now on the Ron Evers page. The venue is Hartlepool and they are providing all the equipment.

29.1.17 - Durham University is holding another blitz 7pm on Tuesday 7th February at Durham Student's Union (Dunelm House, New Elvet, Durham DH1 3AN). Link to Event.

26.1.17 The Durham University fixtures are now on the League Fixtures page. Note they are listed as Home and Away, so teams know the correct board colours, but remember all their fixtures are played at their club.

16.1.17 The First Scoreboards for the Individual Ch. are HERE.

16.1.17 For details of the Durham Schools Team Ch. and Problem Solving contest on Saturday 28th January, see this Poster.

9.1.17 Details for Durham University are now available on the Club Information page and their fixtures are being added to the League Fixtures.

5.12.16 - The Pairings for the 2nd Round of the Ron Evers are now on the Ron Evers page.

The funeral service for Roger Simpson is to be held at Durham Crematorium on Wednesday 7th December at 1.30 p.m., followed by refreshments at the Duke of Wellington. So that the family has some idea of how many to cater for, if you intend to come to the pub after the service would you please inform Ken Neat by phone (0191-3864795) or email (kp.neat@ gmail.com). The Duke of Wellington (postcode DH1 3QN) is at the junction of the A167 and Lowes Barn Bank.

26.11.16 Ken Neat has told me the sad news that Roger Simpson has died, and will let us know if he hears about the funeral arrangements.

6.11.16 - The Pairings for the 1st Round of the Ron Evers are now on the Ron Evers page.

20.10.16 - The list of Seeded Players is now on the website.

4.10.16 - The League Rules have been updated.

23.9.16 - Last year's results are now being moved to the Archive.

19.9.16 - Entry details for the 2016-17 NCCU Club Championship.

25.8.16 - The August ECF grades used for the season are HERE.


Local Congress News

County Durham Congress

The 38th Congress will be held on 5-7th May 2017.
Link to Entry Form.


South Shields Congress

This new Rapid Play Congress was held on 3rd July 2016. Here is a short Report.


Chester-le-Street Congress

The 4th Congress was held on 19-21st August 2016.


Northumberland Congress

The 52nd Congress was held on 23-25th September 2016.