Forthcoming DCA Events
Derby League Meeting
Thursday, 13th September. Rolls Royce Chess Club for 7:30pm start.

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.

Derby League Meeting

The Derby League meeting to finalize teams and fixtures for the 2018 / 19 season is scheduled for Thursday, 13th September. This will begin at 7:30pm, Rolls Royce Chess Club. It is highly desirable that representatives are there from all participating clubs.

July 2018 Grading List

As most will be aware, the July 2018 Grading List has now been released and the Players section has been updated accordingly. 

'Previous' ratings in the ECF listing show a small discrepancy from the 'January' grades in numerous cases due to a duplication of results error but ECF assure that newly calculated grades are correct.

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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