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Spondon Summer Chess
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Round 5 - June 19
Round 6 - June 26
Round 7 - July 3
Round 8 - July 10






Derbyshire Chess Association

The Derbyshire Chess Association is affiliated to the English Chess Federation (ECF). The Association runs the Derby and District Chess League as well as a number of other chess competitions in Derbyshire.

Any Chess Club interested in entering a team in the Derby and District Chess League should make contact through the Officers and Contacts page. All standards of play are catered for.

Anyone interested in joining a Derbyshire Chess Club for social and/or competitive chess can find details of clubs on the Chess Clubs.

Leek Rapidplay - 24th June

Leek Rapidplay Chess Congress takes place on Sunday 24th June. This is a 3 round FIDE rated event which forms part of the ECF Grand Prix so will attract everyone from juniors to Masters. It will be held at St. Edwards Academy, Leek ST13 8DN with the first round starting at 10:00am.

This is a one-day congress run by a highly experienced team of organisers and arbiters to ensure smooth running of the relatively high profile event quite local to Derby and uses the increasingly popular incremental time (20 minutes plus 10 seconds per move) to combat players trying to clock their opponents with ridiculous material deficits - so off-putting for many players.

There are two sections, Cheddleton Open and St Edwards (U150). A third lower section may be added depending on entry.

Full details and entry are available Here

Member Chess Blogs

Alex Webster (Derby Chess Club) has asked if I can draw attention to his Chess Blog at https://chesstalk.weebly.com It reminded that I started a chess blog some time ago but couldn't even remember the password so I will resurrect it though it has always been available by clicking the bottom image.

It is Alex's intension to add a new feature every month so I will add a 'Member's Blog' section to the Links page. If anyone else has a Blog and would like to have a link, let me know the URL and I will add it.

Spondon Summer Chess

Round four of the Spondon Summer Chess Championship has been completed with Roy Woods remaining a clear head ahead of the field. 

Four rounds remain but many results are possible because only the six best scoring rounds count. Dates appear in the side banner as a reminder and results appear in the Fixtures / Results section whenever they are received.

Derby District Junior Chess Club

Ray Forey took the initiative last year to start the Derby District Junior Chess Club at the well suited Mickleover Methodist Centre, DE3 9GH.

Sessions are open to junior players of all strengths on Friday evenings from 5:15 to 6:45pm where they receive expert coaching in a discipline that has many benefits at a formative age - and great fun!

The club has now become a victim of its own success with numbers increasing significantly to the point that additional support is needed to coach and encourage small groups of youngsters. If you are willing to get involved in this very worthwhile cause, even on an occasional basis, please contact Ray at forey70@btinternet.com.

Derbyshire Chess History

Do the names George Moorcroft, Arthur Severn, Isaac Iglesias ring any bells? They are certainly a blast from the past for me.

They are featured in the History section. If you have any interesting material relating to Chess in Derbyshire suitable to be featured, please send it to Kevin Gallagher at kevin@checkmate.me.uk







Chess Activities and Events
  • Leek Rapidplay - Sunday 24th June


    Leek Radiplay Chess Congress takes place on Sunday 24th June. This is a 3 round FIDE rated event which forms part of the ECF Grand Prix so will attract everyone from juniors to Masters. It will be held at St. Edwards Academy, Leek ST13 8DN with the first round starting at 10:00am.

    This is a one-day congress run by a highly experienced team of organisers and arbiters to ensure smooth running of the relatively high profile event quite local to Derby and uses the increasingly popular incremental time (20 minutes plus 10 seconds per move) to combat players trying to clock their opponents with ridiculous material deficits - so off-putting for many players.

    There are two sections, Cheddleton Open and St Edwards (U150). A third lower section may be added depending on entry.
    Full details and entry are available Here




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