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2017/18 Season
The fixtures have now been completed so with the first games this month, the new 2017/18 season is now effectively live - time to brush off those cobwebs.

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.

Derbyshire Individual 2017/18

Entries are now open for next season's Individual Competitions. Although the Championship decides who will be crowned Derbyshire County Champion, it is enjoyed by players of all levels. Run as a seven round Swiss tournament with just one round per month, games are mutually arranged to suit both players. 

Please email the controller Mike Boreham ( or Officers page) providing: Email address, phone number, club and ECF code (if applicable) .

Full rules, including eligibility, are in the Rule Book section 

Entry fees:-

£5.00 for ECFmembers.
£19.00 for non ECF members.
£2.50 for Junior ECF members, under 18 on 1st Sept 2016
£16.50 for non ECF junior members.

Closing date for entries is September 25th

Come on guys, let's give this the support it deserves and make it part of the chess calendar to run alongside the league - it is 7 extra graded games available to everyone to be arranged to fill gaps where you don't otherwise have a game.

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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