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

U1650 County Match: Lincolnshire v Worcestershire (7th Feb)

The match took place at East Goscote on Saturday 20th January. Lincolnshire won 9½-6½ against Worcestershire. Lincolnshire win the MCCU Championship and both teams progress to the national stages. Full results

Minor County Match: Worcestershire v Lincolnshire (29th Dec)

The match took place at Sharnford on Saturday 2nd December. Lincolnshire won 9-7 against Worcestershire. As there were only 2 teams this season Lincolnshire win the MCCU Championship and both teams progress to the national stages. Full results

County Championship (29th Dec)

The County Championship took place on 15-16th July this year. The county champion was Jason Dilley with a score of 4/5. Nicholas Lees won the 1825 section. Full results

County Teams for 2023-24 Season (1st Oct)

Lincolnshire have entered 3 teams in this season's competitions: Open, U1850 and U1650.

The September 2023 ratings will be used to determine eligibility to play for the U1850 and U1650 teams. This will allow you to play in all the matches throughout the season regardless of subsequent increases in your rating. Board order will be based on player ratings on the day of the event.

Due to the low number of teams entering the competitions this season, only one match will be played for each team.

Lincoln Rapidplay (1st Oct)

Following on from the success of the Cleethorpes Rapidplay there will be a new Rapidplay event in Lincoln on Sunday 10th December.

There is limited parking at the venue but plenty of space in the surrounding side streets and also nearby on South Common.

There is a substantial guaranteed prize fund on offer in all three sections and full details of the event including online entry can be found here - Entry is strictly limited to a maximum of 96 players.

Cleethorpes Rapidplay Results (23rd Jul)

The Open was won by GM Danny Gormally with a score of 6/6. A report of the event is available to download. The results have been published on the chess results website.

Minor County Match: Lincolnshire v Norfolk (12th Jun)

Lincolnshire lost 10-6 to Norfolk in the Semi Final of the ECF Minor Counties Championship. It was a tough match that unfortunately didn't go our way. Full Results

Lincolnshire Chess Association AGM (15th May)

The Lincolnshire Chess Association AGM took place on Sat 10th Sep 2022. The minutes and accounts are available to download for meeting.

Lincolnshire County Championships (15th May)

This year's Lincolnshire County Championships will take place at the Lindum Training Centre in North Hykeham on 15th-16th July. An entry form is available to download.

Minor County Match update (15th May)

Somerset were unable to field a team for the Minor Counties Quarter Final on Sat 13th May. This means that Lincolnshire advance to the Semi Final stage where they will play against Norfolk. The Semi Final is scheduled for Saturday 10th June.

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