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

Cleethorpes Rapidplay (19th Feb)

Message from Nigel Birtwistle

The 2nd Cleethorpes Rapidplay will take place on Sunday 25th June 2023 at Cleethorpes Leisure Centre. The inaugural event last year was a great success with 86 players taking part.

Congress details
Online Entry form
PDF Entry form

Minor County Match: Lincolnshire v Worcestershire (22nd Jan)

The minor team beat Worcestershire 10-6 to win the MCCU Championship and progress to the national stages of the Minor Counties competition. Full Results

Lincolnshire Chess on Facebook (22nd Jan)

There is a new initiative by the Lincolnshire Chess Association to help get clubs on to Facebook so that they can reach out to as many people as possible. Message from Nigel

Minor County Match: Warwickshire v Lincolnshire (12th Dec)

The minor team won convincingly in their first match of the season against Warwickshire with a score of 10½-5½. Full Results

Lincolnshire Chess Association AGM (25th Jul)

The AGM will be held on Saturday 10th September at the Lindum Construction Business Park in the training room. The fixture meeting will start at 11:30am, followed by the AGM at 1pm.

The minutes and accounts from the previous meeting are available to download.

Cleethorpes Rapidplay (25th Apr)

A 6 round rapidplay congress is being organised at Cleethorpes Leisure Centre on Sunday 3rd July 2022. The rate of play is 20 minutes plus 10 second increment per move. You can enter online or print out the pdf entry form. Full details

County Chess update (25th Apr)

Unfortunately a decision has been made not to enter the Lincolnshire team in the Open competition of this year's County Championship. The reasons are: not enough players being gold members, some players not returning to OTB chess at present and not enough players available for either 23rd Apr or 14th May.

Hopefully things will improve and we will be able to go again with the county team next season.

County Chess update (6th Feb)

Lincolnshire have entered the Open section of the County Championships this season. The secheduled round dates are:

Preliminary Round: Sat 23rd April
Quarter Final : Sat 14th May
Semi Final : Sat 11th June
Final : Sat 2nd July

The qualifying matches for almost all the unions are running behind schedule with several matches to complete before the end of March. Lincolnshire will either play in the prliminary round or go straight to the quarter final stage depending on entries in the Open section.