Apr 172016
Swings and Roundabouts

Last Monday saw the completion of the League 2 season with the destination of the title race all but decided. Halifax ‘C’ were two points clear of Hebden Bridge ‘B’ and faced Hebden Bridge ‘C’ at the Trades Club in their last match. Hebden’s juniors have yet to win a match this season and seem unlikely to start […]

Mar 182016
Champions display their credentials

It’s been a crazy week of action in the Calderdale League this week with sides from both divisions in action. Let’s start with Hebden Bridge ‘A’s match up with last year’s champions and current league leaders Todmorden ‘A’. Over the last few years Hebden have struggled at Todmorden but have more than held their own […]

Mar 112016
Holme Rule

It’s been a little while since this website last reported on the Calderdale Leagues. A combination of organising the Danny Gormally simul and some holiday down time has resulted in something of a service interruption. Time to put that right. There’s certainly been no shortage of chess going on since we last reported nearly a […]

Feb 192016
Gormally versus Hebden Bridge

Our simultaneous match with Grand Master Danny Gormally in aid of Calderdale Flood Relief took place on Sunday the 7th of February. Twenty-one players from both the Calder Valley and further afield across West Yorkshire and East Lancashire took their seats in the comfortable surroundings of Hebden Bridge Town Hall’s Waterfront Hall to pit their […]

Feb 102016
Belgrave hoodoo strikes again

There’s been plenty going on in January but for one reason or another (primarily that I’ve been busy organizing the simul with Danny Gormally – of which, more later this week!) I haven’t had the time to post anything on these pages for quite a while. Here then is a round up of the Calderdale […]

Jan 222016
Your chance to play a Grand Master

Have you ever wanted to pit your wits against a Grand Master? Well now’s your chance! Hebden Bridge Chess Club is delighted to announce that Grand Master Daniel Gormally (ranked as England’s number 14 by FIDE) has accepted our invitation to take on 30 opponents simultaneously to help us raise funds for Calderdale Flood Relief. […]

Dec 082015
Leaders break further away

Last week saw the a second consecutive week of League 1 fixtures and, as we approach the half way point in the season the race for the title already looks like it has clarified down to two teams. Todmorden ‘A’ cemented their place at the top of the table by demolishing a four-man Huddersfield side […]

Nov 272015
Hebden and Halifax trade blows

Hebden Bridge teams have played a number of fixtures against Halifax chess club over the last few weeks. Last week Hebden Bridge ‘B’ took on Halifax ‘C’ for bragging rights in League 2. More of that tie later. First, this week Hebden Bridge ‘A’ hosted Halifax ‘B’ in a match they needed to win to […]

Nov 102015
Losing streak continues

Time for another update on the Calderdale League 1 season as round 4 took place last week. The first thing to note is the alarming absence of completed fixtures involving Huddersfield.  They should now have played four matches but the league website only gives one result! What on earth is going on? Well, the grapevine […]