Leicestershire & Rutland Chess Association is the body recognised by the English Chess Federation as being responsible for chess in the city of Leicester and the counties of Leicestershire and Rutland.  The Association is affiliated to the Midland Counties Chess Union.

Latest News

County Teams – U100 team beat Notts to reach National Semi-final – 20 May 2018

John Oliver reports: Having beaten Notts 7.5 - 4.5, on the way to the Midlands title, it was a bit disappointing to meet up with them again in the National 1/4 Final, but at least it meant a home venue at Thurmaston and on a warm, sunny afternoon, forsaking the royal wedding, we were fairly confident of beating Notts again. This time however, it turned out to be a very close match. Full article

League Finished, Syston 1 are Division 1 Champions – 16 May 2018

All matches in the 2017–18 League season have now been played. Syston 1 are the overall winners, taking the Division 1 title from Wigston 1, who had won it every season since 2006–07. Congratulations Syston!

Congratulations also to the other Division winners:
- Division 2: Ashby 1
- Division 3: Market Harborough 1
- Division 4: Ashby 3
- Division 5: Market Harborough 2

County Teams – U120 Team win against Surrey to reach National Semifinal – 14 May 2018

The U120 team had a convincing 8.5-3.5 win against Surrey in the National County Team Quarterfinal at a neutral venue at Brogborough on Saturday 12th May. Full article

Annual General Meeting – AGM Scheduled for 23 May – 08 May 2018

The LRCA is having its AGM at The Regent Sports & Social Club, 102 Regent Road, Leicester LE1 7DA on 23 May, starting at 7:30pm. Full article

H.E. Memorial Atkins Rapidplay 2018 – 06 May 2018

The H.E. Memorial Atkins Rapidplay 2018 will take place on Sunday 7th October at Leicester Grammar School. As last year, it will be a 6 round swiss (time control 20 mins + 10 secs) with the following sections:

Open, U165, U140, U115 and junior only U80, U40

An online entry system and further details will be available shortly.

County Championships – 2018 Pairings /Results Site – 06 May 2018

Entry lists, Results and pairings for all sections of the County Championships can be viewed here: Full article

New LRCA Website Up and Running – 01 May 2018

The LRCA now has a brand new website. This website contains general LRCA information, news, committee lists, club information, fixtures and results, all in one place.

County Championships – First Round Draws – 30 Apr 2018

The draw for the first round of the 4 sections of the 2018 County Championships has been made. Full article

U11s in EPSCA Final – 23 Apr 2018

Leicestershire finished 12th out of the 15 teams that competed in EPSCA (English Primary Schools Chess Association) U11 final in Birmingham on the 21st April. Read More

Leicestershire beats Lincolnshire in Junior U130 competition – 27 Mar 2018

Leicestershire achieved a comprehensive victory against Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire in the Junior U130 12 board competition that took place in North Hykenham on Sunday 25th March. Full article