Forthcoming DCA Events
2019 / 2020 Season

The 2019 / 2020 season is now live and running.

As always, please send results to

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.

Derbyshire U160 County Chess

A heavily outgraded Derbyshire U160 team were unfortunately subject to another 3.5 to 12.5 boards defeat to Nottinghamshire whose board 10 was still stronger than our board 1.

Although a strong section for the county on paper, more stronger players need to be encouraged to support the team if it is to remain viable. Any new players wishing to get involved, ideally higher than 140 ECF, should please contact Leslie Fancourt (

The full result can be found in the results section.

Derbyshire Individual Championship

Following the success conclusion of round 1, the draw has now been made for the second round with all games to be completed by the end on November.

The draw and results can be found in the Fixtures/Results section and as always, results should be returned to Mike Boreham ( who will in turn submit them for the website as they occur.

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

Chess Activities and Events

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