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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.

Spondon Summer Chess

The Spondon Summer Chess Championship has now been completed. The competition was won by Roy Woods. Second place was shared between David Smith, Dylan Meyer and Steve Wootton. The grading prizes were won by Tomasz Adamski and Terry Knight..

The tournament provided the opportunity to play chess for those that enjoy to continue playing through the summer recess between seasons and twenty three players took part. A big thank you to Bert Loomes as always who took the initiative to start the competition and to continue to run it each year. 

Results appear in the Fixtures / Results section.

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

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