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 Colne Junior Congress took place on Saturday 6th December 2014 at Laneshaw Bridge Primary School, Laneshaw Bridge, Colne.
|TINY PAWNS||Matthew Wood|
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.