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

9th LRCA Blitz 25/05/20 – 31 May 2020

Mark Hebden won the 9th LRCA Online Blitz competition on chess.com winning with all 6 games with Tom Brown clear in 2nd with 5pts.
Full results are here

The next LRCA Blitz (6 rounds, time control 5 mins + 3 secs) will be on Monday 1st June at 19:30

It's open to all members of the LRCA online club on chess.com. You can join for free here: https://www.chess.com/club/lrca

A direct link to the tournament is available here - you can register/join from 18:30 on 01/06/20: 10th LRCA Blitz 01/06/20

8th LRCA Blitz 18/05/20 – 24 May 2020

Shabir Okhai won the 8th LRCA Online Blitz competition on chess.com winning with 5.5/6 with Martin Burrows in 2nd with 4.5pts.
Full results are here

The next LRCA Blitz (6 rounds, time control 5 mins + 3 secs) will be on Monday 25th May at 19:30

It's open to all members of the LRCA online club on chess.com. You can join for free here: [[https://www.chess.com/club/lrca|https://www.chess.com/club/lrca]

A direct link to the tournament is available here - you can register/join from 18:30 on 25/05/20: [[https://www.chess.com/live#t=1238790|9th LRCA Blitz 25/05/20]

7th LRCA Blitz - 11th May – 17 May 2020

Twenty players played in the 6th weekly LRCA Online Blitz competition on chess.com on Monday evening

Mark Hebden won the competition winning all 6 matches with John Naylor clear in 2nd on 4.5pts.
Full results are here

The next LRCA Blitz (6 rounds, time control 5 mins + 3 secs) will be on Monday 18th May at 19:30

It's open to all members of the LRCA online club on chess.com. You can join for free here: https://www.chess.com/club/lrca

A direct link to the tournament is available here - you can register/join from 18:30 on 18/05/20: 8th LRCA Blitz 11/05/20

LRCA Annual General Meeting postponed. – 11 May 2020

The 20th May AGM has had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 epidemic. The policy committee will review ongoing government advice and rearrange when social meetings are allowed.

6th LRCA Blitz - 4th May – 09 May 2020

Twenty players played in the 6th weekly LRCA Online Blitz competition on chess.com on Monday evening

Mark Hebden won the competition winning all 6 matches with Shabir Okhai clear in 2nd on 4.5pts.
Full results are here

The next LRCA Blitz (6 rounds, time control 5 mins + 3 secs) will be on Monday 11th May at 19:30

It's open to the all members of the LRCA online club on chess.com. You can join for free here: https://www.chess.com/club/lrca

A direct link to the tournament is available here - you can register/join from 18:30 on 04/05/20: 7th LRCA Blitz 11/05/20

5th LRCA Blitz - 27th April – 01 May 2020

Twenty five players played in the 5th weekly LRCA Online Blitz competition on chess.com on Monday evening

Shabir Okhai won the competition winning all 6 matches with Tom Brown clear in 2nd on 5pts.
Full results are here

The next LRCA Blitz (6 rounds, time control 5 mins + 3 secs) will be on Monday 4th May at 19:30

It's open to the all members of the LRCA online club on chess.com, which now numbers 75 members. You can join for free here: https://www.chess.com/club/lrca

A direct link to the tournament is available here - you can register/join from 18:30 on 04/05/20: 6th LRCA Blitz 04/05/20

ECF Online Blitz Championship – 30 Apr 2020

Entries are now open for the English Online Blitz Championship on 9th May (Final is 16th May). Information and entry is here: https://englishchessonline.org.uk/english-online-blitz-championships-2020

To enter, you need to be a member of the ECF online club on chess.com which you can join here: https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation-members
Approval can take a couple of days so best not to leave it till the last minute.

4th LRCA Blitz - 20th April – 25 Apr 2020

Twenty players played in the 3rd weekly LRCA Online Blitz competition on chess.com on Monday evening

Laurence Livsey won the competition winning all 6 matches with Shabir Okhai clear in 2nd on 4.5pts.
Full results are here

The next LRCA Blitz (6 rounds, time control 5 mins + 3 secs) will be on Monday 27th April at 19:30

It's open to the all members of the LRCA online club on chess.com, which now numbers 72 members. You can join for free here.

A direct link to the tournament is available here - join from 18:30 on 27/04/20: 5th LRCA Blitz 27/04/20

David Reynolds – 17 Apr 2020

Neil Roberts writes:

It is with much sorrow that we have to inform you that David Reynolds has passed away.

David has been a member of Ashby Chess Club for 18 years. He served the Club as Secretary and Team Captain throughout his time with Ashby, and played a big part in creating the Club’s social atmosphere, which many visitors have commented on.

He has also served on LRCA committees and in particular as League Secretary for the 2018-19 season. He will be a big loss to Leicestershire Chess.

3rd LRCA Online Blitz - 13/04/20 – 16 Apr 2020

Twenty two players played in the 3rd weekly LRCA Online Blitz competition on chess.com on Monday evening

Martin Burrows again won the competition with 5.5/6 with Shabir Okhai and Tom Brown on 4.5pts.
Full results are here

The next LRCA Blitz (6 rounds, time control 5 mins + 3 secs) will be on Monday 20th April at 19:30

It's open to the all members of the LRCA online club on chess.com, which now numbers 70 members. You can join for free here.

A direct link to the tournament is available here - join from 18:30 on 20/04/20: 4th LRCA Blitz 20/04/20