Lincolnshire Chess Association


Welcome to the Lincolnshire Chess Association web site. The aim of the association is to promote, organise and encourage adult and junior chess in Lincolnshire. A number of chess clubs are affiliated to the association and membership is open to any chess club based in Lincolnshire. The association runs the Lincolnshire League as well as a number of other chess competitions in Lincolnshire including the county championship, quick play tournament and jamboree.

Latest News

LMS (13th Oct)

This season we are using the ECF's League Management System. It will initially be used in conjunction with recording the results on the website. There will be a number of benefits with using the LMS:

  • Captains submit match results directly to the LMS
  • Fixtures and league tables are automatically updated once results verified
  • Player stats are available based on the results

The intention is to trial the LMS this season with the aim of introducing it fully next season. During the trial period captains will not be able to submit match results direcly to the LMS. Match results should be emailed to the league secretary in the normal way.

Advice on Fischer Timings (13th Oct)

The LCA team have provided some guidance on what to do if a league game cannot be finished. The most likely reason for this is that the venue must be vacated before the end of the game. Read Guidance

AGM minutes (15th Sep)

The minutes for the AGM held on Sunday 8th September are now available on the website.

Lincolnshire League Survey (15th Sep)

A questionnaire was sent to all secretaries of the clubs affiliated to the Lincolnshire Chess Association. The purpose of this was to look at potential improvements that could be made to the Lincolnshire League. The survey results are now available to download.

Changes to league rules (15th Sep)

Here is a summary of the changes to the league rules:

  • All moves will be played in 1 hour 20 minutes with 10 second increments for each move.
  • The home team shall have white on odd boards
  • Matches shall start at 7:30pm at all clubs unless a different time is agreed by both team captains and the league secretary is informed

Lincolnshire Chess Association AGM (31st Aug)

Message from John Grasham

The Lincolnshire Chess AGM will take place on Sunday 8th September at 1.30pm at Church House, 6 Upgate, Louth, LN11 9ET. An agenda, minutes of the AGM and a list of proposals resulting from the Lincolnshire League Survey are available to download.

Firstly, due to the potential changes in the Lincs League as a result of the survey that will be discussed at the meeting, the fixture meeting will take place after the AGM rather than before it.

Secondly, I am sure everyone is already aware, but I am resigning from by posts as secretary, league secretary and MCCU delegate at the meeting. These posts are up for election. If anyone in interested in taking these roles on, please let me know.

George Renison Memorial Jamboree (4th Aug)

This year's George Renison Memorial Jamboree will take place in Louth on Saturday 14th September. The cost per person is £8 whcih will cover the costs of the buffet and tea and coffee. Full Details