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

Weekly Team Battle - Update (25th May)

A Lincolnshire team has been created in lichess for those Lincolnshire players who want to participate in the tournament but don't have a team to join. The name of the team is Lincolnshire Nomads.

The direct links for the tournament in the coming weeks are as follows:

Tuesday 26th May -
Tuesday 2nd June -

If you want to enter your own team then you will need to tell Adam Robinson so that he can add it to the tournament.

Lincolnshire clubs go online (25th May)

Due to the current situation clubs in Lincolnshire have moved online. The two main platforms of choice are and Here are the links to each of the clubs:

Weekly Team Battle (25th May)

Adam Robinson from the Louth Chess Club has organised a weekly team battle on between all his former and current clubs including Louth. He would like to invite Lincolnshire clubs to take part. The tournament takes place every Tuesday at 7pm. The time control is 3+2 blitz chess. Full Details

Further update on League (19th Apr)

With the country now in full lock down due to the coronavirus pandemic, the advice from the management team is to postpone the league indefinitely. A further advice document is available.

League postponed (17th Mar)

The Lincolnshire Chess Association Management team have reached the decision to postpone league matches for 3 weeks until 5th April. At that time the management team will review the situation and make a decision on whether a further postponement is necessary. This is because of the increasing spread of the Coronavirus around the UK and the risk it poses to chess players. The Management team have produced an advice document for you to read.

Minor County Match: Nottinghamshire v Lincolnshire (15th Mar)

A highly impressive performance save the minor team beat Nottinghamshire 12-4 and share the MCCU title with Warwickshire. Full Results

U140 County Match: Lincolnshire v Worcestershire (15th Mar)

The U140 team lost 10-6 to Worcestershire. They finish in third place and qualify for the national stages. Full Results

Minor County Match: Shropshire v Lincolnshire (1st Mar)

The minor team had a comfortable 8-4 victory against Shropshire. With a large difference in grades between the two teams the match result was never in doubt. Full Results

U140 County Match: Lincolnshire v Leicestershire (9th Feb)

Leicestershire conceded the match as they were unable to field a team. Lincolnshire collect the 2 match points and are noew securely in 3rd place in the table.

Minor County Match: Lincolnshire v Worcestershire (19th Jan)

The minor team had a comfortable win against Worcestershire. This puts them top of the table with Warwickshire. Full Results

Minor County Match: Lincolnshire v Warwickshire (17th Dec)

The minor team drew 8-8 with Warwickshire in a match they should have won. Full Results

U140 County Match Round Up (17th Dec)

The U140 team won against Derbyshire and Staffordshire which puts them equal 2nd in the table. Good results in their remaining 2 games will give them the chance to qualify for the national stages.

30 Nov Derbyshire 7-9 Lincolnshire Full Results
7 Dec Staffordshire 6½-9½ Lincolnshire Full Results

Minor County Match: Leicestershire v Lincolnshire (24th Nov)

In an evenly contested match the minor team prevailed with a 10-6 win over Leicestershire. Full Results

U140 County Match: Lincolnshire v Nottinghamshire (20th Oct)

The U140 team lost their opening match of the season against Nottinghamshire by a score of 9½-6½. Full Results

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