Forthcoming DCA Events

Derby Cup / Plate
Remaining dates for the Cup / Plate competitions are as follows:

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.

Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas from the Derbyshire Chess Association to everyone who enjoys the chess that it provides.

There are a few games to be played in the League before the Christmas break but by and large, most chess has now finished until the New Year. Have a terrific holiday period.

Derbyshire Cup and Plate

The four quickplay rounds of the Derbyshire Cup and Plate competition have now been completed. The two resulting Cup semi-finals will be Breadsall v Rolls Royce A and Derby A v Chesterfield. The two Plate semi-finals will be Rolls Royce B v Belper B and Spondon 'A' v Rolls Royce C

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
  • Seven Seas Chess Tournament

    The  annual Cheddleton Chess Club Christmas Crazy Chess Competition (The seven Cs) will be held at St. Andrew's Chapel, Ostler's Lane, Cheddleton, ST13 7HS, on Friday 21st December starting at 7.15 p.m.   

    All are cordially invited to this quickplay fun event.

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