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 beat Lancashire to retain National Title – 10 Jul 2018

The U100 team achieved a stunning result in coming from behind to beat Lancashire 7-5 in the National U100 final at the Trident Centre, Warwick on Saturday 7th July. Full article

Leicester HE Atkins Memorial Rapidplay Online Entry Now Open – 14 Jun 2018

The 2nd Leicester HE Atkins Memorial Rapidplay will take place on Sunday 7th October 2018 at Leicester Grammar School. It's an ECF graded 6 round Swiss rapidplay (20 mins + 10 sec) in Open, U165, U140, U115 and Junior U80/U40 sections.

Click here for Online Entry and full details

Any queries to Andy Morley (email: a.morley953@btinternet.com Tel. 0116 2831488/0776 9721980) and Paul Mottram (Junior sections) (email: chess@paulmottram.com tel: 0798 9151175)

County Teams – U120 team lose to Norfolk in close National Semi Final – 11 Jun 2018

The U120 team suffered a narrow 5.5-6.5 defeat at the hands of Norfolk in the National U120 Semifinal at Wisbech on Sunday 10th June. Full article

County Teams – U100 team through to National Final – 11 Jun 2018

The U100 team have advanced to the National Final for the 2nd year in succession and will have a chance to retain their title if they beat Lancashire on the 7th July. Surprisingly Surrey, were unable to raise a team for the semifinal and so defaulted the entire match to Leicestershire.

Annual General Meeting – 2018 AGM minutes – 04 Jun 2018

Added the minutes for the 2018 LRCA AGM Full article

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.