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

Hampstead Congress (25th Jan)

Stephen Prior (Grantham) won first place and £150 prize money with 4½/5 at the 46th Hampstead Congress. He had a performance rating of 2220 and gained 17 points to his FIDE rating.

Minor County Match: Warwickshire v Lincolnshire (25th Jan)

The minor team beat Warwickshire by a score of 9½-6½ to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the national stages. Full Results

Lincolnshire County Championships (15th Jan)

The Lincolnshire County Championships will be held at the Lindum Business Group Atrium (same as last year) on July 15 & 16. There will be two separate sections this time - Open and Under 150. Hopefully this will encourage lower graded players to enter.

Minor County Match: Worcestershire v Lincolnshire (23rd Dec)

The minor team lost 8½-7½ to Worcestershire. Although this was a disappointing result the team did very well to fight back from 7-1 down and make it a close match. Full Results

Junior News

Delancy UK Chess Challenge (29th Jan)

Louth Chess Club will be hosting a first round of the Delancy UK Chess Challenge tournament for junior players aged between 8 and 18. The schedule for the rounds are as follows:

Tuesday 14th February - Rounds 1, 2 and 3
Tuesday 21st February - Rounds 4 and 5
Tuesday 28th February - Rounds 6 and 7

Please note that entrants do not have to compete in all 3 rounds, however your chances of winning the top prize will be reduced if you do not. Entry cost is £1 per evening.

LSCA Grand Prix Event 3 Grimsby (15th Jan)

The third event in the LSCA Grand Prix series will be held at St. James School in Grimsby on Sunday 5th February. It is a 6 round swiss tournament for pupils at lincolnshire schools aged 11-18. The entry fee is £5. An entry form is available to download.

LSCA U9 & U11 Tournament (18th Dec)

The LSCA are holding an U9 & U11 tournament in Spalding on Saturday 21st January 2017. This is a 6 round swiss tournament with each player getting 20 minutes on the clock. An entry form is available to download.