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

Minor County Match: Surrey v Lincolnshire (15th Jul)

Lincolnshire reached the Minor Counties final for the third successive year but unfortunately they came up short and narrowly lost 9-7 to Surrey. Full Results

Alf Newman Memorial Quickplay 2018 (8th Jul)

Joe Kilshaw and Samuel Milson were joint winners of the quickplay with a score of 5/6. Full Results

Simultaneous Display by GM Keith Arkell (8th Jul)

There will be a Simultaneous Display by GM Keith Arkell on Sat 11th August at the Great Gonerby Social Club in Grantham. The event starts at 12 noon. Entry fee is £10 for adults and £5 for juniors. To book your place email the Grantham Club Secretary, Christopher Holt. Full Details

Lincolnshire County Championships (10th Jun)

The Lincolnshire County Championships will be held on 21-22 July at The Atrium in North Hykeham, Lincoln. There are 2 sections - Open and U150. Prizes are available for the top 3 places in each section plus grading prizes. An entry form is available to download.

Minor County Match: Lincolnshire v Devon (10th Jun)

The Lincolnshire team beat Devon 10-6 in the semi final. They are now through to their third successive Minor Counties final which will be against Surrey. Full Results

Minor County Match: Lincolnshire v Norfolk (13th May)

The minor team beat Norfolk by a score of 9½-6½ in the quarter final. They now progress to the semi final to face Devon. Full Results

Alf Newman Memorial Quickplay (13th May)

The Alf Newman Memorial Quickplay Chess Tournament will take place on Saturday 23rd June at The Woolpack Inn in Louth. The time limit is 25 minutes for each player to complete all their moves. A number of prizes are on offer. An entry form is available to download.

Minor County Match: Lincolnshire v Warwickshire (1st Apr)

Lincolnshire retain the Midlands County Team Championship with a 10-6 win against Warwickshire. The team now progress to the quarter finals in the national stages. Full Results

Blackpool Congress (18th Mar)

Samuel Milson (Louth) scored 3/5 in the open section. There were 2 lincs players in the minor section: Pawel Szutkowski (Spalding) scored 3½/5 and Bill Egan (Scunthorpe) scored 2/5.

Doncaster Congress (18th Mar)

Joe Kilshaw (Grimsby) came equal 3rd in the open section with a score of 3½/5 and won £33.34 in prize money. Samuel Milson (Louth) won a grading prize of £5 in the open section with a score of 3/5. Here are the results for all the lincs players who took part in the competition (all scores out of 5):

  • Open: Joe Kilshaw (Grimsby) 3½, Samuel Milson (Louth) 3, Murray Smith (Lincoln) 1½
  • Major: Allan Marshall (Boston) 1
  • Intermediate: Bill Egan (Scunthorpe) 2
  • Minor: Robert Stokes (Scunthorpe) 3, Neil Milson (Louth) 2½

U120 County Match: Derbyshire v Lincolnshire (11th Mar)

The U120 team had a convincing 7½-4½ win over Derbyshire and are now joint top on 6 points. Full Results

U140 County Match: Lincolnshire v Nottinghamshire (23rd Feb)

The U140 team lost 9-7 to Nottinghamshire in their final match of the season. Although the team weren't able to win any of their matches this season there was never more than a couple of points between the scores. Full Results

U120 County Match: Staffordshire v Lincolnshire (4th Feb)

Lincolnshire narrowly lost to Staffordshire by a score of 6½-5½. Full Results

Nottingham Rapidplay (3rd Feb)

Peter Damms (Louth) won the intermediate section with a score of 5½/6 and received £100 prize money. Here are the results for all the Lincs players who took part in the competition:

  • Major: Jules Brown (Lincoln) 3
  • Intermediate: Peter Damms (Louth) 5½ 1st, John Grasham (Louth) 2½, Kishore Murugesh (Horncastle) 2½, Neil Roberts (Lincoln) 2
  • Minor: Andrew Watson (Horncastle) 4½, Paul Fischer (Lincoln) 4