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2nd Team Bounce Back

posted 4 Oct 2017, 08:40 by Kevin Walsh

 After their 4.5 - 1.5 home defeat against Wallasey D last week, Southport 2nd team bounced backon Tuesday 2nd October with a decisive 5.5 - 0.5 victory over their visitors Liverpool 4.

 Individual results were:
Southport 2            Liverpool 4
P Ramsey      1  -  0       P Leonard
C Kennedy     ½  - ½      A Khwider
J Foy              1  -  0       J Frost
J Rothwell      1  -  0       P Grown
D Green         1  -  0       S Hebden
K Walsh         1  -  0       R Quigley
Result      5 ½ - ½

Southport through to next round of the Knotty Ash Cup

posted 24 Sep 2017, 10:27 by Kevin Walsh

 On Monday 18th Septemeber Southport's Knotty Ash team travelled to Waterloo to play in the first cup round of the season.
 On completion of the last game the score stood at Waterloo 2.5 Southport 2.5; but application of the "Board Count" tie-breaker rule meant that Southport were declared the winners and thus progress to the Quarter Finals which will be held in December.

 Individual results were:
Waterloo               Southport
Steve Jenkins 0     Carl Kennedy 1
Paul Treble 0         James Foy 1
Mike Crean 0.5     Peter Jenner 0.5
Chris Burr 1          Johnathan Rothwell 0
Jim Moran 1         Steve James 0

 Note: The Board Count rule is applied by  adding up the board numbers won by each team. The team with the lowest total is the winner.
 So in this match Waterloo's board count was 9, but Southport's was just 3

Blitz Tournament

posted 25 Aug 2017, 09:53 by Kevin Walsh

 As a start to the winter season we are holding a Blitz tournament next Tuesday at the Southport Conservative Club. For each game, each player will have 10 minutes on their clock. 

 The tournament will be organised on a Swiss basis, with the expectation there will be at least 4 rounds.
 Please come for 7:30pm so that we can register players and start at 7:45pm at the latest. 

Fixtures for 2017-18

posted 23 Aug 2017, 07:49 by Kevin Walsh

 The 1st and 2nd team fixture list for 2017-18 is now available on our Fixtures & Results page.

New Club Sponsor

posted 3 Feb 2017, 06:52 by Kevin Walsh

 We are pleased to announce that Big Game Hunters are a new sponsor for the Chess Club.

 Big Game Hunters are the Play Experts selling a huge range of outdoor toys and games.

They specialise in giant games including giant chess sets and have kindly donated one for our Junior Chess Club.

You can view all of their giant chess sets here.

Mid-Season Grades are now Available

posted 1 Feb 2017, 11:05 by Kevin Walsh

 The ECF has released its mid-season grading list for January 2017.

2nd Team Draw against Aigburth

posted 25 Jan 2017, 10:41 by Kevin Walsh   [ updated 25 Jan 2017, 10:42 ]

 On Tuesday 24th January, In their first match of the new year,  Southport 2 drew at home against Aigburth 4
Southport 2                              Aigburth 4
Carl Kennedy (129)          ½ - ½          W Cook (128)
P Jenner (125)                  1- 0             A Bond (110)
K Walsh (100)                  ½ - ½            J McCormick (112)
S James (99)                     0- 1            S Kane (106)
J Foy (65)                         1 – 0            W Collinson (89)
L Bennett (-)                    0 - 1             A Thomas (98)        
                     Result 3 – 3

Frodsham Weekend Chess Congress

posted 22 Jan 2017, 09:37 by Kevin Walsh

 The 14th Frodsham Weekend Congress will be held on 3rd-5th February.

 Sections: Under 120, Under 160, Open (FIDE Rated)
 Fischer time controls
 Part of the ECF Grand Prix
 Chess Essentials bookshop
 Parallel Go tournament on the Saturday with special arrangements for players in both.
 Ample free parking
 Refreshments available (limited on Friday evening)
 Easy access from the M56.
 The entry fee for the Under 120 and Under 160 sections is £27. ECF members (Silver and above) may deduct £7.
 The entry fee for the Fide-rated Open is £30. ECF members (Gold and above) may deduct £10.

 For all sections: Seniors and Juniors (65+ and 18- on 1/9/2015) may deduct £4. A late entry fee of £4 applies for entries received after Wednesday 3rd. Feb.

 Full details may be found on the attached entry form.

 Entries can be sent by post, emailed to or by telephone, 01928 719787 or 07816 200512.

Christmas Closure

posted 19 Dec 2016, 12:02 by Kevin Walsh

 The last club meeting of 2016 will be on Tuesday 20th December. There is no meeting on Tuesday 27th. The first meeting in the New Year will be on Tuesday 3rd January.

Junior Chess Update

posted 28 Nov 2016, 03:36 by Kevin Walsh

 Karl Nadin, our Junior Club organiser, has provided the following  update on the progress of the Junior team.

 Southport Juniors played three matches In the MCA Junior League on Saturday 12th November and won all three, with the following results:

Merchant Taylors Senior Girls B Southport Juniors
Alice Williams 0-1 Kevin Zheng
Olivia Gregg 0-1 Nickolas Chatten
Emma Williams 1-0 Drew Needham
Molly Deun 1-0 Shay Chalton
Hannah Byone 0-1 Lilly Davis


Southport Juniors
Merchant Taylor Stanfield
Kevin Zheng 1-0 Harriett Baybutt
Nickolas Chatten  1-0 Aaron Fredy
Drew Needham 0-1 Freya Kelly
Lilly Davis 1-0 Sadie Holt
George Walton 1-0 Josh Kelly


Merchant Taylor Boys
Southport Juniors
Adam Blagbrough 0-1 Drew Needham
Thomas Fielding Link 0-1 Nickolas Chatten
Sam Fell 0-1 Kevin Zheng
Hugh Bonner 0-1 Lilly Davis
William Cunliffe 0-1 Ethan Dawson


A wonderful result from a great day. Our boys and girls played and behaved so well – we all can be very proud indeed. We arrived for 10am and finished by 12:30hrs with Merchants Boys School providing an excellent venue (although parking was a bit stressful) and refreshments. Many thanks to Lisa Rogers and John Bradshaw from Merchants and of course our very own Paul Dansey for their organisation and support on the day.

 In a previous match, on 25th October, the Junior team lost out to Liverpool, who are a tough team with the majority players from the formidable Sacred Heart:

Southport Juniors
Foy, James  ½-½  Bashar Rovez
Oliver Skidmore 0-1 Frank Hudson
Kevin Cheung 0-1 Joshua Roque
Kelly Zheng 0-1 Luke Maher
Shay Chalton 0-1 Alex Griffith

 There are three more matches to play
•    Wirral Ranging Bulls
•    Wirral Battling Bishops
•    Merchant Taylors Senior Girls A

  Southport Juniors are currently top of the MCA Junior League:

Southport Juniors
Liverpool Juniors
Merchant Taylors Senior Girls' A
Wirral Raging Rooks
Merchant Taylors' Senior Girls' B
Wirral Battling Bishops
Team Queen and the Little Pawn
Merchant Taylors Junior Boys

 Karl Nadin, Junior Club Organiser, Southport Chess Club

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