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Welcome to the Home page of the Lancashire Chess Association's official website.
Our aim is to promote the game of chess throughout the county of Lancashire. This site provides information about adult and junior chess within the county and gives details about affiliated chess clubs, their meeting times and their locations.
The annual general meeting of the Lancashire Chess Association will take place on Tuesday 8th September 2015 at Lytham Ex-Service & Social Club, Chapel Street, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire, FY8 5ND. The meeting starts at 19:30.
All Lancashire chess clubs are encouraged to send representatives to this meeting.
Click here to view a copy of the agenda.
Lancashire u160’s ran away with the national County final against Essex on Saturday July 4th. Even though I knew we had a good team, none of us expected to win by such a wide margin of 11.5-4.5.
A Lancashire Chess Association Junior Congress and Coaching day was held on Saturday 27th June 2015 at St Michael's Primary School, Delph Park Avenue, Aughton.
Many thanks to the school's PTA and staff who provided a barbecue and refreshments.
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Sadly the LCA have to report that George passed away on Wednesday June 3rd. George was a Lancashire Stalwart and his support for the LCA will be much missed. Read tributes to George from Jeff Horner and John Cooper.
The funeral will be at 11am on Thursday 18th June at All Saints Church, 36 Valeway Avenue, Blackpool, Thornton-Cleveleys, Blackpool FY5 3RN.
The service will be in the church, followed by a burial at All Hallows church Bispham which is about a mile away. Then there will be a buffet in All Saints church hall. People are welcome to come to the cemetery but if preferred people to go straight in to the church hall after the service if they wish.
Family flowers only please, but there will be an opportunity to give to the Parkinsons society if people wish.
LCA Chess President
Perhaps just once in a generation the stars align and everything falls into place. On this occasion nearly all of the team were available and the motorways to the venue at Northamptonshire were moving. And as a result a magnificent result was achieved by the team after a very long and tense struggle.
With one player having travelled down from Windermere, the competition looked set for a keen tussle with nineteen players battling for the Queen's 79th annual appearance.
This was a very strong line-up with many times winner Brett Lund making a return to try and wrest his crown back from the 2013 winner, Roy Ellames.
The completely revised, corrected and expanded "A History of Lancashire Chess from 1871 to 2011" by Mike Conroy is now available and selling fast.
This 500+ page bound hardback book with fly cover and colour photographs is ready for immediate dispatch. This edition has had many corrections and additions compared to the softback original. It contains many pictures and games of current players across Lancashire but there have been 150 copies produced only and so it is a collector’s special.
The price of the book is only £25. However current LCA members can pick up an absolute bargain at just £15!
Postage for the book will be £5.30 as a standard parcel or £8.30 First Class in the UK. However if we can arrange to meet somewhere convenient within Lancashire to hand over your copy then the postage cost will reduce to zero.
To order your copy simply get in touch via our Contact Us form.
Lancashire Chess Association has available a Junior Players Course.
The aim of this course is to take new players to chess, teach them the basics of the game, and then show them techniques and strategies to bring them up to a standard where they can hold their own in a competitive game, whether it be league or congress.
The course manual is ideal for anybody running a junior chess club. To obtain a free copy, please get in touch through our Contact Us page.