Junior Congress Calendar
- March 29th (Clitheroe)
- June 7th (Bispham, near Blackpool)
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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 Lancashire Chess Association 2014 Junior Chess Championships were held on Saturday 8th February 2014 at Holy Family High School, Heywood., The age group champions were:
|U13||Mark Power & Calvin Robinson|
NCCU U160 Lancashire 8 v 4 Cumbria - Played at the Reform Club Lancaster 09/02/14
After Cumbria's victory last season, it was with some trepidation that we met again. However I felt we had a stronger team this year. Jordan Lewis was the first to finish, with a draw on board 3. Speaking later George said he was happy to get the draw, as he felt Jordan had an advantage in the ending. Roger Chapman weighed in with a nice win to give us a lead, which Paul Bridge doubled quite soon after. 2½-½.
The Colne Junior Congress took place on Saturday 11th January 2014 at Laneshawbridge Primary School, Colne.
|TINY PAWNS||Joseph Scott|
The Lancashire Chess Asociation would like to place on record thanks to Dave Gaston for all the work he has done in the past for the LCA, both at an adult county side level, and his work with LCA youngsters. We understand Dave's decision to retire from LCA activities, and wish him well personally in the future.
Could all parents with any queries regards LCA coaching and training their youngsters throughout Lancashire please contact JOHN WOOD:
Bill O'Rourke - LCA President
Lancashire's u16 and u12 players were up against some of the top junior counties in the country on Saturday 9th November at Telford. Matters were not helped for the u16 team when the withdrawal of two key players left the team badly weakened and short of one player despite frantic attempts to find replacements.
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 continue to support these NYCA (National Youth Chess Association) events as a means of giving our youth experience of playing against their peers at national level and bringing them to the recognition of national selectors.
Lancashire's u18 team is a little bit of a misnomer, giving the impression of eight players having their last experience of u18 chess; in fact for a good many years the team has been made up of couple of 16 or 17 year olds accompanied by many talented u16's (and younger). This year was no exception, with one nearly 17 year old, many 15 year olds, and even one (very strong!) 10 year old!
Lancashire's U180 and U160 players headed off to Finals Day of the ECF County Championships on Saturday, 13th July 2013. The venue for the event was the Trident Centre, Warwick and play was due to start at 13:30. Unfortunately many of Lancashire's players were late due to closure of the M6 and this did our players no favours at all.
Despite the travel problems, and defaulting board 1 because Dominic Rabbitte couldn't make it through the traffic on time, the U180 team were comfortable winners in the end against Cambridgeshire. Congratulations to captain John Cooper and all his players.
Unfortunately the U160 team couldn't quite surmount the travel difficuties and ended up losing a very close match to Essex. Many thanks are due to the organisers and the Essex captain and players who all did what they could to accomodate our late arrivals.
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.