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|Date||Event||Home Team||Result||Away Team||Blog|
|Mon 4 Dec 23||Maurice Kent |
|Tue 5 Dec 23||Sheffield League Div 3||Barnsley B||1-5||SASCA B|
|Wed 6 Dec 23||Sheffield League Div 2||Sheffield University A||2½-3½||Barnsley A|
|Tue 12 Dec 23||Sheffield League Div 2||Barnsley A||0-0||Rotherham A|
|Tue 12 Dec 23||Doncaster League||Barnsley||0-0||Dons|
|Mon 18 Dec 23||Sheffield League Div 4||SASCA D||0-0||Barnsley C|
|Tue 19 Dec 23||Sheffield League Div 3||Barnsley B||0-0||Chesterfield B|
Updated 07 December 2023
Barnsley A – Sheffield Division 2
Barnsley A beat league leader Sheffield University A with a 2.5-3.5 away victory scoring three wins to two and one draw to maintain a title push in the new year.
Played 4 Won 3 Drawn 0 Lost 1 Points 6
Barnsley B – Sheffield Division 3
A very strong SASCA B side won five games to one against a weakened Barnsley B team in a 1-5 away win.
Played 6 Won 2 Drawn 1 Lost 3 Points 5
Barnsley C – Sheffield Division 4
With one game drawn and two wins apiece Hillsborough C and Barnsley C shared the points in a 2,5-2.5 away draw
Barnsley C have won 5/6 games this season and remain top of Sheffield Division 4 with 11 points from 7 games.
Played 7 Won 5 Drawn 1 Lost 1 Points 11
Barnsley – Sheffield Richardson Cup
Barnsley drew 3-3 at home to Rotherham in the first round but lost on board count in a tense struggle. This defeat means Barnsley will play in the Sheffield Plate.
Barnsley – Doncaster League
Two losses on the top boards and three wins on the bottom boards earned Barnsley a 2-3 away win against Three Horseshoes. Barnsley now have 4/4 wins in the Doncaster League this season.
Played 4 Won 4 Drawn 0 Lost Points 8
Barnsley – Maurice Kent Rapidplay
A weakened Barnsley side containing only one A team player lost 4.5-3.5 away against a strong Barnby Dun side in a valiant effort.
Played 3 Won 2 Drawn 0 Lost 1 Points 4
The 2023 Doncaster League AGM voted to have five boards in both the Doncaster League and Bell Trophy this season.
All the teams are only fielding one team this season.
Barnsley is captained by Richard Hall.
All fixtures, stats and league tables can be viewed on the Teams page.
The 2023 Sheffield League AGM voted to reduce the number of boards in the first division from eight boards to six.
Barnsley have entered three teams to play in the Sheffield League 2023/24 season. These teams are playing in divisions two, three and four.
Barnsley A captained by Peter Micklethwaite are playing in division two with eight teams over six boards.
Barnsley B captained by Rob Vincent are playing in division three with eight teams over six boards.
Barnsley C captained by Tom Edwards are playing in division four with eleven teams over four to six boards
All fixtures, stats and league tables can be viewed on the Teams page. Note any fixtures may be re-arranged.
Barnsley 2023 Chess Club Championship
The Barnsley 2023 Chess Club Championship has now concluded
In round one all the games had decisive results with white winning 5/6 games.
After round two we have three joint leaders on 2/2. Andrew Butterworth, Richard Hall and Ken Hunter.
After round three we have the same three joint leaders on 2.5/3. Andrew Butterworth, Richard Hall and Ken Hunter. These are closely followed by three other contenders Richard Desmedt, Chris Bailey and Rob Vincent on 2/3 . An interesting last two rounds is in prospect.
After round four we have four joint leaders going into round five. These are Andrew Butterworth, Ken Hunter, Richard Hall and Rob Vincent. A tense final round should ensue.
In the final round a white win by Andrew Butterworth secured him the winner of the 2023 Barnsley Chess Club Championship with 4/5 points. Joint second on 3.5 points each were Richard Hall, Richard Desmedt and Rob Vincent.
Many thanks to Gary Hinchcliffe for successfully running the competition.
For more details and the latest pairings, scores and results click the link below.
Barnsley Chess Club Ladder
Entries are now open for the Barnsley Chess Club Ladder.
The ladder will take place from 1st January 2024 to 1st May 2024
Whoever is on top of the ladder on the 1st May 2024 will be the winner.
The ladder positions will be drawn at the club on Tuesday 19 December, any players joining the ladder after this date will be added to the bottom of the ladder.
For more details and the ladder rules
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