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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 Individual Championship

This year's Derbyshire Individual Championship is now running with first round games to completed by the end of October. This will be followed by six further monthly rounds.

The main prize, 'Derbyshire County Champion', has been won by Paul Madden no less than sixteen times so I won't be throwing his photo away any time soon but numerous awards are available for lesser grades making the competition enjoyable for all strength players.

It is encouraging that support for the competition continues to grow year on year with this year seeing thirty-four entrants. Draws and results are updated in the Results section as they are received. They should be reported to Mike Boreham (

Derbyshire County Chess

A few years ago, Derbyshire re-established its presence in the British Counties Chess Championships. Since then, it has grown from strength to strength with successful U120 and U140 teams and this year, there is an attempt to expand this into the U160 section where, if sufficient players are interested, Derbyshire should be very competitive.

This year's Championship starts in October and anyone that is interested in joining the regular players at any strength should contact Leslie Fancourt ( who is running all three teams. Matches take place on a Saturday afternoon over 16 boards, often with more than one match running at a time making for a 'fiercely friendly' chess atmosphere.

The full playing schedule can be found on the Midlands Counties Chess Union website (link bottom left).

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
  • Cheddleton Summer Blitz

    Cheddleton Summer Blitz has four rounds of 10 minute chess on Fridays throughout the summer. First round at 7:30pm on 7th June at St. Andrews Methodist Church, Ostler's Lane, Cheddleton ST13 7HS

    Only the best five rounds count to produce a winner and three junior winners.

    Free Entry. All rounds will be graded.

    Contact Robert Milner (

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