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DateEventHome TeamResultAway Team
Tue 04 Apr 23Sheffield League Div 4Barnsley B0-0Chesterfield C
Wed 05 Apr 23Sheffield League Div 2Rotherham A 0-0Barnsley A
Tue 11 Apr 23Sheffield League Div 2Barnsley A 0-0Hillsborough A
Tue 18 Apr 23Sheffield League Div 4Barnsley B0-0SASCA C
Tue 18 Apr 23Doncaster Bell TrophyBarnsley0-0Dons A
Tue 25 Apr 23Sheffield League Div 4Barnsley B0-0Sheffield Deaf

Update Summary

29 March 2023

Barnsley won the Doncaster League by winning their last match 2.5-1.5 against Dons B to decide the Doncaster League title.

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In the Doncaster Bell Trophy (rapid play) after two successive victories Barnsley are now second on game points against Dons A who we have to play in April in our last Bell Trophy match of the season. 

Barnsley won the final of the Sheffield Plate (Sam Haystead Memorial Trophy) by beating Worksop 3.5-2.5 in a close match with five draws and one win.  

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In Sheffield League Division 2 Barnsley A are currently equal second  in the table with 16 points having Played 1o  Won 6,  Drawn 2,  Lost 1.

Nomads B are top of the table with 17 points and Hillsborough A are second with 16 points although both teams have played one match more than us.

We need three points out of our last two games to secure a promotion spot. 

A tense fight for the two promotion spots ensures!

In Sheffield League Division 4 Barnsley B  are currently fifth. Barnsley B have 14 points having played 13, Won 5, Drawn 4, Lost 4 matches.

Having lost our last three matches Nomads C are top of division four with 24 points and Chesterfield C have 17 points with a game in hand  We have work to do to gain a promotion spot.

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 and District Chess Association AGM was be held at 19:45 on Wednesday September 2022 at Woodlands Bombardier Club (formerly Rhinos).

The Doncaster League is running a Doncaster League and a Bell Trophy event this season. Barnsley have entered one team

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

Sheffield League

The Annual General Meeting of the Sheffield & District Chess Association was held on Tuesday the 6th of September.

Barnsley Chess Club entered two teams.

Barnsley A play in Division 2 (6 boards) along with Rotherham A, University A, Hillsborough A, Nomads B, Woodseats B and Ecclesall B.

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Barnsley B play in Division 4 (4 boards) along with Sheffield Deaf, Ravenfield, Chesterfield C, Woodseats D, Nomads C, SASCA C and Darnall and Handsworth D. 

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Note any fixtures may be re-arranged.

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

The Sheffield League are inviting entries from clubs to run a 2023 Summer League. The league will run from May to September. Teams will consist of 4 to 6 boards.

If you are interested to play please let us know so we can sort out possible teams and team captains. Team entries have to be in by 14th April.  


Doncaster League Champions 2022-2023

Barnsley became the 2022/2023 Doncaster League champions with a final tough 2.5-1.5 match victory over Dons B.

Barnsley won 9/10 matches losing only one match to league contenders Don A who pushed Barnsley to the last match of the Doncaster League season.

Congratulations to captain Richard Hall and all the players who played to make this possible

Sheffield Plate (Sam Haystead Memorial) Winners 2022-2023

Barnsley won the Sheffield Plate with three tough victories beating Hillsborough 3.5-2.5 in the quarter finals, beating Nomads 2  4-2 in the semi final and beating Worksop 3.5-2.5 in the final with five draws and one win.

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Thanks to team captain Peter Micklethwaite and all the players who played to help Barnsley being winners.

Thanks also to Darnall and Hansworth Chess Club for hosting the final of the event.

Barnsley Chess Club Championship 2023

Gary Hinchcliffe is running a 2023 Barnsley Chess Club Championship which is now open for entries.

There are no fees and no prizes.

The event is a five round swiss competition taking place between May and August.

The time limit with 75 minutes for all moves per player.

The closing date for entries is Monday 24th April 2023.

For more details and the latest entries click the link below.

Click here to go to the Barnsley Chess Club Championship 2023 page.

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