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DateEventHome TeamResultAway Team
Thu 30-Sep-21Sheffield Online 3 Div 1Barnsley2.5-1.5Woodseats A
Tue 12-Oct-21Doncaster LeagueBarnsley2-2
3 Horseshoes
Thu 14-Oct-21Sheffield Online 3 Div 1SASCA A2.5-1.5Barnsley
Wed 20-Oct-21Doncaster LeagueDonsPostponedBarnsley
Mon 25-Oct-21Doncaster LeagueBarnby DunPostponedBarnsley
Thu 28-Oct-21Sheffield Online 3 Div 1Barnsley0-0Nomads A

Barnsley Chess Club returns to over the board chess

We have been informed by Locke Park WMC that we can return to the premises and have our downstairs room on Tuesdays.

At a meeting on the 10th of August members decided that 

  • Members are encouraged to wear masks.
  • The default position is that both members wear a mask to play a game unless both players agree otherwise.
  • Members to use the hand sanitiser and wipes available.
  • Members to use the whole room so that the boards are socially distanced.

It is possible therefore that a member could be mask free throughout the club night provided s/he plays chess against other club members who also agree to play games without a mask.

No indoor situation is totally risk free, but we hope these measures will mitigate the risk.

You are obviously responsible for your own safety but we would just like to point out that you are also responsible for contributing to the safety of others in the room, especially while infection rates in Barnsley remain very high. 

We hope that these arrangements are sufficient for you to return to club nights.

We are interested to hear your views and comments if you are happy / unhappy with these measures.

On the 9th August 2021 Lock Parke WMC was medically deep cleaned, a process which will continue each month until it is deemed to be no longer neccessary.  

Doncaster League

The Doncaster League resumed over the board chess with a reduced set of fixtures involving the Doncaster League and Bell Trophy events. The first Barnsley fixture was on Tuesday 12th October.

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Fixtures, stats and league tables can be viewed on the Teams page.

The last two Doncaster League fixtures  have had to be postponed. One fixture due to difficulties with the Don’s home venue. 

The other fixture due to player availability and transport problems on our part.

We desperately need more members to volunteer to play over the board chess in the Doncaster League.

Due to illness we now currently only have a squad of six players to field a team of four for both home and away fixtures. If you can play please contact Peter Micklethwaithe so you can be included in the squad and help eliminate the possibility of forfeiting games and fixtures.  

Sheffield League

The Sheffield League has postponed over the board chess until after Christmas 2021.

They will then hold a meeting to decide if any over the board chess should take place in 2022.

Meanwhile they have scheduled a Sheffield Online Teams Season 3 starting on 30th September continuing until the middle of February 2022. Games will take place every two weeks on a Thursday starting at 7.30.

Fixtures and games can be viewed using the links on the Teams page.  

Events Questionnaire

It has been decided to hold some ad-hoc events if possible between the Doncaster League and Sheffield Online Team fixtures. The first of such was a 10 minute event held on the 19th October and won by Vlad Shaposhnikov!

Blog Page

Currently no one is using the blog page. Its is hoped that it can be used to comment on anything interesting to Barnsley Chess Club members. Maybe people could write match summaries or give match results.