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AGM - 19th July 2022

The Annual General Meeting for Barnsley Chess Club 2022 was held at Locke Park WMC on Tuesday 19th July at 7.45pm.

The main issues were


Richard Hall President, Neil Todd Secretary, Andrew Butterworth Treasurer were all re-elected en bloc.

Board Fees 

To be raised to £2 per player per game to cover increased costs.

Team Entries  

The club will run one team in the Doncaster League. We will run two or three teams in the Sheffield League depending on the make up of the number of divisions and boards. If it is feasible to run only two teams in the Sheffield League then the middle team will be dropped. This will be decided on the night of the Sheffield AGM by the Barnsley representative.

Team Captains 

Doncaster League – Richard Hall, 

Sheffield Division 2  – Peter Micklethwaite

Sheffield Division 3 – Vlad Shaposhnikov

Sheffield Division 4 – Shane Williams  

Latest Fixtures and Match Results

Some fixtures may be rearranged.

Click on the result for the match card

DateEventHome TeamResultAway Team
Tue-14-Jun-2022Sheffield Summer Division 2Barnsley1½-2½Hillsborough A
Wed-29-Jun-2022Sheffield Summer Division 2Rotherham3½-½Barnsley
Tue-12-Jul-2022Sheffield Summer Division 2Nomads B3-1Barnsley

Barnsley Chess Club returns to over the board chess

Barnsley Chess Club returned to over the board chess on the 10th of August 2021 at Locke Park Working Mens Club.

At the 2022 AGM the club agreed 

  • The wearing of masks is optional
  • Members and visitors use the hand sanitiser and wipes available.
  • Members and visitors use the whole room so that the boards are socially distanced.
  • Anyone with covid symptoms must not attend the club unless they have a negative covid test on the same day. 

Doncaster League

The Doncaster League season ended on the 13th April 2022.

It resumed over the board chess with a reduced set of fixtures involving the Doncaster League and Bell Trophy events last October.

Three Horseshoes won both the Doncaster League and Bell Trophy competitions in a dominating fashion. Congratulations to them.

Barnsley won both their two final fixtures to become runners up in both events.

Click to see Doncaster Fixtures in a new tab 

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

Sheffield League

The Sheffield League held an online executive meeting on Thursday 27th January which decided on a return to over the board chess.    

This over the board Summer League started in March 2022. There were four divisions. Barnsley were in division two along with Hillsborough A, Sheffield Nomads B, Rotherham, Sheffield University A and Worksop. Teams consisted of 4-6 boards per match and the games were ECF graded. 

The summer League finished in July 2022 with Barnsley’s last match being played on July 12th.

Congratulations to Worksop on winning the Division 2 title. 

Click to see Sheffield Summer League fixtures  in a new tab 

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

This league was being used as forerunner for a full usual season starting next September/October. 

Barnsley Chess Club Championship 2022

The 2022 Barnsley Chess Club Championship is underway.

Run by Gary Hinchcliffe the event is a five round swiss competition.

The games take place between April and August and are 75 minutes for all moves per player.

The pairings for round five have been made and round five is to be played by/on Tuesday the 30th August.

There are four joint leaders going into the final round with Richard Hall, Richard Desmedt, Ken Hunter and Tony Perry on 3/4 each.

You can view the scores and pairings using the link below in a new tab.

Click here to go to the Barnsley Chess Club Championship 2022 page.

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