Lincolnshire Chess Association

Welcome

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

Blitz Tournament (28th Sep)

Message from Nigel Birtwistle

Our next scheduled blitz tournament will be held next week on TUESDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER @7.30PM.

https://www.chess.com/live#r=492112

The time control will be 3 minutes for each player plus a 2 seconds per move increment.
Arena Tournament running for 90 minutes from 7.30pm - 9pm.
Registration for the tournament opens at 6.30pm.
Earn points by winning or drawing, and score bonus points for winning streaks. You can join or leave at anytime. When the time is up, all games end.

Everybody is welcome for a fun, fast paced evening of chess. We hope to see all of our regular players in action and it would be nice to have a few new faces competing as well!

Thursday 10 Minute Arena tournament (23rd Sep)

Message from Nigel Birtwistle

After a short break we are back running tournaments for our Lincolnshire Chess members again. The first tournament of the Autumn series kicks off this coming THURSDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER@ 7.30PM:

https://www.chess.com/live#r=490860

Arena tournament running from 7.30pm and finishing at 9pm.
Play as little or as often as you like.
Extra points are scored for winning streaks. When time is up the tournament ends.

We hope that you will continue to support our tournaments and hope to see you all on 24th September@7.30pm!

Online County Championships (13th Sep)

Lincolnshire had two teams playing in the finals. Neither team were successful on the day. The open team lost 8½-3½ to Northumberland and the U1825 team lost 7½-3½ to Essex.

Tournament on Thursday 20th August at 7pm (20th Aug)

Message from Nigel Birtwistle

https://www.chess.com/live#t=1511213

A six round Swiss Tournament.
15 minutes for each player but no increment.
Players of all strengths welcome.
We hope to see you all there!

Online County Championships (16th August)

The knockout stages began on 8th August. The Open team comfortably beat Norfolk 7½-4½. The U1825 team had a much tougher match but just edged past Middlesex winning 6½-5½. Both teams progress to the finals.

Online League Chess (16th August)

The Iceni Live League starts on 28th September. The time control is 15m + 10s and is played on chess.com via the club match feature. Teams must consist of at least four players but can extend to any number by mutual agreement. There are two divisions - an open division and a division where players must be U140 and 50% players U120. This may change depending on the number of teams participating.

The League is open to clubs from Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.

For clubs interested in playing, please follow these steps:

The closing date for entries is Thursday 24th September.

For more information please go to https://www.chess.com/clubs/forum/view/iceni-live-league-1.

Online Individual Swiss (16th August)

The Iceni Live Classic starts on 8th September. The time control is 45m + 15s and is played on chess.com. It is a 6 round tournament with one round played each week.

The tournament is open to players from Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.

The deadline for entry at Round 1 is Friday 4th September.

For more information please go to https://www.chess.com/clubs/forum/view/iceni-live-classic-1.

Blitz Tournament on Saturday 15th August @ 6.30pm (15th Aug)

Message from Nigel Birtwistle

https://www.chess.com/live#t=1508419
A six round Swiss tournament starting at 6.30pm this Saturday 15th August
Slow Blitz - 15 minutes per player - no increment.
We hope to see you all there!

Random Fun Arena Thursday 13th August at 7pm (13th Aug)

Message from Nigel Birtwistle

https://www.chess.com/live#r=414796

After the drama of last Saturday's County Semi Final matches a chance to relax and enjoy a fun Tournament.
Arena tournament running from 7pm until 9pm.
Time control 5 minutes per player plus a 5 second increment.
Players of all strengths are welcome.
We hope to see you all there!

Arena Tournament Thursday 6th August at 7pm (5th Aug)

Message from Nigel Birtwistle

https://www.chess.com/live#r=401894

The Tournament runs from 7pm until 9pm.
Play as little or as often as you like.
This week the time control is 7 minutes for each player but no increment.
Players of all strengths are welcome.
Also a good warm up for those players representing the two Lincolnshire teams in Semi Final action this Saturday.
We hope to see you all there!

Online County Championships (5th Aug)

Both Lincolnshire county teams have qualified for the knockout stages. The U1825 team play Middlesex and the Open team play Norfolk. The matches will be played on Saturday 8th August.

The National 100 (5th Aug)

The National 100 is a 4 region slow play national mini-league for U100 players played across the 3 middle Saturdays in August at 6:30pm. The first match starts on Saturday 8th August. Midlands U100 players wanting to play for the region will need to be ECF members and should fill in the form on the Midlands club home page.

Thursday Night Arena Tournament 30th July at 7pm (29th Jul)

Message from Nigel Birtwistle

https://www.chess.com/live#r=308718

The tournament runs for two hours from 7pm until 9pm. Play as little or as often as you like. Players of all strengths are welcome. We hope to see you all there!

Thursday Night Arena Tournament 23rd July at 7pm (21st Jul)

Message from Nigel Birtwistle

https://www.chess.com/live#r=275977

This week the time control is 5 minutes for each player plus a 3 seconds per move increment.

Play as little or as often as you like.

Players of all strengths welcome.

We hope to see you all there!

Arena Blitz Tournament Thursday 16th July at 7pm (14th Jul)

Message from Nigel Birtwistle

https://www.chess.com/live#r=262132

The tournament will run from 7pm until 9pm. Play as little or as often as you like.

This week the time control is 10 minutes for each player but no increment.

As usual all of our members are welcome but this will also serve as good warm up for those players who are playing in Saturdays county matches.

County Tournament (9th Jul)

Message from Nigel Birtwistle

Tournament reminder for tonight 9th July at 7pm - https://www.chess.com/live#r=259237

All Players are welcome. Play as little or as often as you like! The tournament runs for two hours from 7pm until 9pm. Tonight the time control is 7 minutes for each player plus a 3 seconds per move increment.

We hope to see you all there!

County Warm-Up Arena (2nd Jul)

Message from Nigel Birtwistle

A quick reminder about tonight's tournament: https://www.chess.com/live#r=246407

An Arena tournament which starts at 7pm and finishes at 9pm. Play as little or as much as you like. 10 minutes per player. Everybody welcome but a good warm up competition for those who are playing in the county teams on Saturday.

Saturday Night Double (27th Jun)

Message from Nigel Birtwistle

This Saturday 27th June is tournament night!

Saturday Night Double - At 6:30pm we have an 8 minute time control 90 minute Arena tournament - https://www.chess.com/live#r=244105

Then following on straight after for the speedsters a bit of fun with a 7 round Swiss 3 minute Blitz from 8:15pm https://www.chess.com/live#t=1289383

We are trying to offer something for everybody and hope that you will all join us for both of our Saturday evening events!

Note: You will need to be a member of the Lincolnshire Chess club on chess.com to join the tournament.

Tuesday Night Slow Blitz (22nd Jun)

Message from Nigel Birtwistle

Tuesday Night Slow Blitz tomorrow night 23rd June 7.30pm start. 5 Round Tournament - 8 minutes each player but no increment. ALL are welcome to come and play. You can join the tournament from 6.30pm onwards. To find the tournament use the link below:

https://www.chess.com/live#t=1271342

We hope to see you tomorrow night!

Note: You will need to be a member of the Lincolnshire Chess club on chess.com to join the tournament.

Online County Championships (21st Jun)

Lincolnshire have entered 2 teams in the Online County Championships - one in the Open section and the other in the U1825 section. Both teams were playing on Saturday. The U1825 team beat Leicestershire 10½-1½ and the Open team beat Cheshire & N. Wales 8-4.

Tuesday Night Arena Tournament (16th Jun)

Message from Nigel Birtwistle

Tuesday Night Arena Tournament - ALL welcome for 90 minutes of fun - Play as much or as little as you like - points for win streaks and a little increment for those who need it !

Use the link below to join:

https://www.chess.com/live#r=218174

This should be a good warm up tournament with both Open and U1825 teams in action next Saturday evening. See you all there on Tuesday 16th June at 7.30pm!

Note: You will need to be a member of the Lincolnshire Chess club on chess.com to join the tournament.

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 - https://lichess.org/tournament/B9lar0BS
Tuesday 2nd June - https://lichess.org/tournament/JUuQ9JYe
Tuesday 9th June - https://lichess.org/tournament/MlELzaug

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 lichess.org and chess.com. 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 lichess.org 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