Norfolk Chess

This is the web site of the Norfolk County Chess Association it is intended to provide useful information to members of the NCCA and to people who are interested in playing chess in the County of Norfolk. It is linked to the county magazine En Passant web-site though to get the real value of this super magazine you may be better to subscribe.

The Object of the NCCA is to organise, encourage and promote adult and junior chess throughout Norfolk, including appropriate surrounding areas, and to represent players and clubs from that area by affiliating to the English Chess Federation (ECF) and the East Anglian Chess Union (EACU). The Associations consitution is available here.

Latest news

ECF Club of the year

Congratulations to Broadland on being named club of the year 2018.

See the full citation here

Committee Meetings

The next committee meeting will be held on Wednesday 10th October 2018 19:30 at The Feathers, Wymondham.

Chess at the U3A

The U3A in Norwich Provides chess for complete beginners and improvers of different levels as well as those wanting to play casual chess and meets on the first and third Mondays at George Carver Court in Norwich. The first Monday being tuition by Graham Wright who use to play chess at a high level and is an excellent tutor.

For contacts or more details download the application form

County News

Our County sides have done well in recent years. The Captains will usually welcome new faces and you can play for the County at several different levels. For details of the county matches please visit the East Anglian Chess Union website


New ! Analysis of the the games from the recent Norfolk Championship 2018, see the analysis page for online views of the games annotated by David LeMoir.

Analysis of the the games from other Norfolk events going back to 2015.

John Charman

John Charman one of the mainstays of Norfolk Chess for over 30 years sadly took his own life on the 10th October 2015. After settling in Norfolk following his time in the RAF John joined the Fakenham Chess Club where he has remained a member. While just an average chess player John excelled in Chess administration. He had been involved in running and organising chess events in Norfolk for 30 years. He made the League controllers position his own and will be difficult to replace. These few words do not do justice to all the hard work and devotion John put into Chess.

As we always worked as a team I shall miss his support and great friendship. John will also be missed by his many chess friends based not just in Norfolk but worldwide, his wife Gloria, his children and grandchildren. The funeral will be at the Earlham Crematorium in Norwich at 3pm on the 29th October 2015. It has been requested that there should be no flowers but donations to the SSAFA.
John Wickham