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

H.E. Atkins Rapidplay – 02 Nov 2022

Hi Everyone

The LRCA are delighted to be able to announce that there will be an Atkins Rapidplay on Sunday 15th January 2023.
Online entry and event details are here: Online Entry

Please support your local congress!

County Championships – County Championship games – 01 Nov 2022

Games from the 2022 County Championship are now available. See the "County Championships" news feed for more details. Full article

County Championships – County Tournaments winners now complete – 04 Oct 2022

The 2022 County individual tournaments are now decided. Congratulations to the winners:
County Championship: Shabir Okhai 4.5/5 (one game still to play)
Challengers: Julian Tarwid 5 / 5
Major: Ben Horspool 4 / 5
Minor: George Gowers 4.5/5

45 players took part in these events. All of the results can be found under the heading "County Championship 2022 Results and Pairings"

Summer Cup results – 18 Sep 2022

Chapman Cup - winners Anstey

Wylie Cup - winners Wigston

Harrod Cup - joint winners Anstey 1 & Ashby 2

Presentation/Charity Evening and quickplay competition. – 08 Sep 2022

To kick off the new season the Presentation evening will be held on Tuesday 20th September at 7:30 pm at Syston's venue.

This will be followed by a charity quickplay competition for the boot trophy.

County Championships – County Championship update – 08 Aug 2022

The Championship is progressing well although as players have not all played the same number of games, the tournament position is not yet clear. See the attached spreadsheet for the latest results and scores Full article

Annual General Meeting – Minutes of the LRCA 2022 AGM – 20 Jul 2022

Minutes of the LRCA 2022 AGM Full article

County Championships – COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP is now an all play all event – 08 Jul 2022

Due to a player withdrawal, the County Championship has been changed from a SWISS tournament to an all play all. Full article

Annual General Meeting – Additional accounts – 13 Jun 2022

Additional Accounts Full article

Annual General Meeting – Additional Accounts – 13 Jun 2022

Additional Accounts Full article