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Derbyshire U120 
The county U120 team plays against Warwickshire on 28th October.

Derbyshire U140 
The county U140 team plays against Nottinghamshire on 11th November.


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.

Rolls Royce Chess Club Success

Congratulations to Dylan Meyer who won the Intermediate Section of the Leicester Rapid Play Chess Congress at the weekend. 

Performances also worthy of note were Esteve Mateu Guiu (179) who won the grading prize in the Open, and Sunny Saurav who won both third place and the grading prize in the Intermediate - A successful weekend campaign from members of the Rolls Royce Chess Club.

On the subject of Rolls Royce Club, we all wish Mike Boreham the best of luck and a speedy recovery from his knee replacement operation this week.

Derbyshire County Chess

A few years ago, Derbyshire was the only Midland County not to be represented in the National County Championships. It is pleasing to see that this year sees the introduction of an U120 team in addition to the U140.

The U120 team plays Warwickshire on Saturday, 28th October; the U140 team plays against Nottinghamshire on Saturday 11th November. It is perfectly legal to play for both teams if ECF grading is within limits if a place is available. Enjoy a number of graded games in a terrific environment!

If you would like to be added to either squad for consideration or would like more information, please contact David Woodhouse at (U140) and Leslie Fancourt at (U120).

Derbyshire Individual 2017/18

The 2017/18 Derbyshire Individual Champion is now live. This is a seven round Swiss tournament between twenty-four players with the overall winner being crowned as Derbyshire County Champion.

Draw and results appear in the Fixtures / Results section as they become available.

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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