The pairings for Round 4 of the Cleveland Individual are now available for viewing. Please click on ‘Individual’ in the header above.
Just a reminder that the second opportunity to play those KO cup fixtures is coming up shortly. There is a break in the league fixtures, week commencing 27/1/20.
It had been intended that most first round Jeremy Burnett Plate matches be played in the first break in November, but not many teams took up the opportunity. With eight teams now left in that competition, captains may find it difficult to arrange their semi-final matches, especially if their teams consist of players from the B division and one of the other divisions. The only other chance being the week of Easter Monday, in April.
I urge you all to play as many KO cup matches as you can in this spare week.
The preliminary rounds of both competitions have now been played so the complete pairings for the Tom Wise Cup semi-final and the Jeremy Burnett Plate quarter-final are now available for viewing.
It is with regret that the Executive have to announce that CCA Chairman Sean Cassidy has resigned from post with immediate effect. We would like to express our sincere thanks to Sean not only for his efforts as Chair and previously as Match Organiser but also for his unstinting good humour and ability to keep his head whilst all about were losing theirs. Thank you.
In his stead the Executive have co-opted Andrew French (Great Ayton) as acting Chairman until the next AGM and we would like to welcome him aboard and wish him well in his new role.
Kegan Harrison, CCA Sec
There have been some recent changes to car parking at Thornaby town centre, which may cause an inconvenience to some members visiting the club. The main car parks are now monitored by number plate recognition cameras and people parking in them are now required to pay a £1 fee if they are parked there longer than three hours. Unfortunately, the only way to pay is via a mobile phone app that you need to download to your smartphone.
As an alternative members are advised that I have secured parking for chess players at the nearby Thornaby Methodist church on Stanstead Way. There is a footpath in front of the car park which leads straight through to the shopping centre and brings you out to the area in front of the Asda supermarket.
If people are challenged by church staff they should just say that they are visiting Thornaby Chess club at the Pavilion complex.
Please see map below for an indication of the location of the church.
Should members require further information then it is advised that you contact the team captain of the team you are playing.
Brian Whitaker, CCA Match Organiser
The pairings for Round 3 of the Cleveland Individual are now available for viewing. Please click on ‘Individual’ in the header above.
David Smith of Hartlepool chess club has advised CCA of the following:-
Keith is to be cremated on Wednesday 20th November 10:30 am at Stranton Cemetery, Tanfield Road, Hartlepool, TS25 5DD.
All are invited to the Travellers Rest pub, which is nearby, afterwards.
Just a reminder that the first break in the league fixtures is approaching. It is week commencing 25/11/19. This is an ideal opportunity for team captains to arrange those first round K.O. cup matches.
Brian Whitaker, Match Organiser
It is with sadness that the CCA wishes to announce the sudden death of yet another of our staunchest and longest serving members. Keith Smith of Hartlepool chess club passed away today after suffering from a short illness. Little is known of the circumstances of Keith’s death at this time, except to say that he passed away whilst in hospital. Once again our condolences and deepest sympathies to Keith’s family and friends. Funeral arrangements will be posted here as soon as they are known.