Forthcoming DCA Events
The AGM will take place at Rolls Royce Club on Thursday 25th May.

Proposals should be submitted before Thursday 18th May.

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 page.

DCA AGM - Thursday 25th May

This year's AGM will take place on Thursday, 25th May. It will be held at the usual Rolls Royce venue and start at 7:30pm. 

There should ideally be at least one representative from each club but anyone is welcome to attend. This is YOUR annual chance to express your opinion and have an input into the future of the association. 

Derby Jamboree

The Derby Jamboree had a slightly different format this year; rather than teams playing teams, all players took part in a four round Swiss tournament and team results were calculated by adding member's results. This had the effect of leveling the playing field with players generally playing someone closer to their own strength.

The new format proved to be very popular and ran very smoothly under the capable control of Kevin Dalley. A very enjoyable night which will hopefully continue to grow next year. 

Congratulations to Chesterfield for winning the Major, Lichfield for winning the Minor and to Esteve Mateu of Rolls Royce (Left) who was the only player to achieve a perfect 4/4. 

Full results can be found in the Results section.  

Breadsall - 2017 League Champions

Congratulations to Breadsall Chess Club who, despite their two strongest players being unavailable, managed to hold Chesterfield 'B' to a draw to become 2016/17 League Champions.

All League matches have now been completed on schedule, full results for all divisions can be found in the results section. We hope that everyone has enjoyed the season and that at least as many teams will be entered next year. 

Please send 2017/18 entries to David Williams ( as soon as possible.

Derby District Cup and Plate Winners

Derby 'A' defeated Breadsall to win the 2017 Derby District Cup. Spondon 'B' defeated Rolls Royce 'B' to win the Derby District Plate. Congratulations to both winning clubs. Commiserations to the runners-up who will get their chance for revenge in next year's competition. 

Full results can be found in the Results section.

Spondon Summer Open Championship

The popular Summer Open Championship run by Spondon Chess Club but open to anyone will be running again this year. As previously, the competiton is an 8 Round swiss with only the best 6 to count allowing for players to miss rounds for holidays but remaining in contention. 

Held on Tuesday evenings at Spondon Chess Club, the dates are: 30th May, 6th/13th/20th/27th June, 4th/11th/18th July. Draw will be at 7.20pm on day.

Cash prizes (depending on entry) will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and Grading Prizes. Winner will also hold the Spondon Cup whilst the best U100 will hold the Foggon Trophy.

1) All Moves in 90 minutes
2) Points: Win 1½, Draw ½, Loss 0
3) Winner will be the player with most points

a) Match between the players
b) Sum of the opponents scores
c) Removing the results of the lowest grade player in turn
d) Play off.
Bert Loomes (Spondon CC, 01332 736276, 07751 113583,
Spondon CC members £16
None members £18 
Under 18s £10.00

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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