Forthcoming DCA Events

Derby Cup / Plate
Dates for the Cup / Plate competitions are as follows:

Thurs 18th October
Thurs 29th November
Thurs 28th February (Semi)
Thurs 02nd May (Final)

Matches take place at Rolls Royce Club. Please be ready to play by 7:15pm

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 Cup and Plate

The first two Quickplay rounds of the Derbyshire Cup and Plate competition have now been completed with Breadsall and Spondon 'A' emerging as early leaders.

The final two Quickplay rounds to decide which teams move on to the normal play graded stage takes place on Thursday, 29th November at Rolls Royce Chess Club. Players need to be ready to start by 7.20pm. 

European Chess Club Cup

The 34th European Chess Club Cup starts this week in Chalkidiki, Greece. 

61 top European Chess clubs are participating and among the players are Magnus Carlsen, Shak Mamedyarov, Ding Liren, Peter Svidler... and Jonah Willow representing the Wood Green Club which has Jon Speelman on board one.

Exciting time for Jonah and good to have a local hero to follow.

Derbyshire Individual Championship

This year's Derbyshire Individual Championship is now under way with twenty eight entrants to complete their first round game by the end of October. 

Results should be reported to Mike Boreham ( and they will appear in the Results section as soon as they are reported to me.

Derbyshire U120 v Leicestershire

Derbyshire's first County match this year will take place on Saturday 20th October. This is a home match and will be played at Rolls Royce Chess Club.

Captain Leslie Fancourt will no doubt be in touch with existing players but if your grade is below 120 ECF and you would be interested in playing, please contact Les at

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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