This is the homepage of the Leeds Chess Association.
We organise chess competitions and promote chess in the Leeds area.
On these pages you'll find details of chess clubs in our area and links to other useful sites.
If you want to check the latest fixtures, results or League tables, please go to the Chessnuts website.
New Season News
2017-18 Fixtures and Calendar now out. Fixtures will go up on Chessnuts as soon as possible but they are published on a new page here for now. Note that there are now 9 teams in Division 3 so these teams play of 18 weeks of fixtures, with one team receving a bye each week. There are no free league week dates, but teams in Division One and Two can if necessary use the extra "Division Three" weeks if we are unlucky enough to have any bad weather postponements.
The Calendar page has been updated with the 2017-18 program. Fixtures for the Mini & Rapid Play leagues, the Arjay Toprhy and Individuals will be posted in due course.
New Rules for the 2017-18 Season were agreed at the 2016-17 AGM
Incremental time control for the main leagues : 80 minutes for the whole game with 10 seconds increment per move (If no digital clock available 35 moves in 75 minutes + 15 minutes to finish game)
Revised incremental time control for the Rapid Play league : 25 minutes for all moves with 10 seconds increment per move (if no digital clock available 30 minutes for all moves)
Please make sure that you know how to set up your club's digital clocks for these time controls!
Congratulations to all our 2017-18 Winners:
Division 1 : Moortown A
Division 2 : Rose Forgrove B
Division 3 : Pudsey B
Arjay Trophy : Moortown 1
Arjay Plate : Moortown 3
Mini League: Rose Forgrove 6
Rapid Play League: Moortown 1
Team Lightning : Leeds
Norman Ellis : Ian Hunter
Kenneth Appleby : Richard Hersey
Gambit Trophy : Richard Hardy