Online Chess

Hi all

As we have limited ability to play over the board we have set up an online club on lichess.

Please use link below (at bottom of page.) If you need help getting started please contact Dave Price ( or Rick Renegade (

LATEST NEWS (11th October) – Karl Lockett won our first “Chess960” competition played on 7th October.

4NCL 2nd season started Tuesday 25th August. Both of our teams (AOL in Div 3 and BOL in div 6) have gained 4 pts from 4 matches. Next matches (Round 5) 20th October.

NEW ITEM** – The new NSDCA RP Online League starts this week. We have 3 teams playing – with Crewe 2 kicking off the new season on Tuesday vs Kidsgrove, then on Wednesday Crewe 1 face a strong Holmes Chapel team, and Crewe 3 play Meir. There will be 5 rounds played over the net 8 or 9 weeks.

CLUB NIGHTS (EACH TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY) – First online club night was Wednesday 25th March and since then we have been running a mix of Blitz/Rapidplay events, together with longer format games for those that prefer to take things a bit slower. With the Mals now open on a Wednesday, online chess is moving to a Tuesday (but can of course be any time that suits). Note Mals Club Night 16th September is postponed due to recent news.

Here are the Lichess usernames (31 so far) of our members:

Andrew Crosby = Portlover

Dan Cockram = Hare_Krishna_Chess

Bart Fajfer = pelbonek

Adam Fields = Funkyfields

Martin Frisher = martfr2

Harry Gardiner = gingerninja2003

Nigel Gardner = rendrag

Martin Gill = Beemerman318

Jim Grange = ne0c0rtex

Les Hall = Lizles21

Ben Harrison = ben60805

Nic Harrison = Nic95

Lukasz Holcman = ohMyGodUserName

Adrian Howells = HarryHaircut

David Hulme = Pawntoking4

Mike Keenan = Mikeenan

Safwan Khan = sim_wan05

Neville Layhe = Whitevanman

Simon Layhe = Draconite

Karl Lockett = ZZCrewe

Amy Lovatt = Gnowm

James Marshall = Jambonuk

Lukasz Michalek = Good-40-percent

Kobus Nienaber = Vrystaatbul

Dave Price = baldrickprice

Mark Randell = sparky_uk71

Rick Renegade = DONT_WALK_OFF orĀ  RickRenegade

Russell Smithers = yogabija

Pawel Stanny = Pawel82_Crewe

Lee Tilton = Lee Tilton

Olawale Titloye = qqnight