Forthcoming DCA Events

Derby Cup / Plate
Remaining dates for the Cup / Plate competitions are as follows:

Thurs 28th February (Semi)
Thurs 02nd May (Final)

Matches take place at Rolls Royce Club. Please be ready to play by 7:15pm

Derbyshire Chess Association

The Derbyshire Chess Association is affiliated to the English Chess Federation (ECF). The Association runs the Derby and District Chess League as well as a number of other chess competitions in Derbyshire.

Any Chess Club interested in entering a team in the Derby and District Chess League should make contact through the Officers and Contacts page. All standards of play are catered for.

Anyone interested in joining a Derbyshire Chess Club for social and/or competitive chess can find details of clubs on the Chess Clubs.

Derbyshire v Staffordshire U120

The Derbyshire U120 County team suffered a minor setback on Saturday 1st December by losing to Staffordshire by 4.5 boards to 7.5. This marks the end of matches until the beginning of next year but the loss still leaves Derbyshire at the top of the U120 League Table. 

Although having to default a board on the day, it was encouraging that the team fielded two players new to county chess as interest continues to slowly rise as players realise that County competitions offer graded games for all levels of player. Players interested should contact Leslie Fancourt (

Derbyshire Cup and Plate

The four quickplay rounds of the Derbyshire Cup and Plate competition have now been completed. The two resulting Cup semi-finals will be Breadsall v Rolls Royce A and Derby A v Chesterfield. The two Plate semi-finals will be Rolls Royce B v Belper B and Spondon 'A' v Rolls Royce C

Derbyshire Chess History

Do the names George Moorcroft, Arthur Severn, Isaac Iglesias ring any bells? They are certainly a blast from the past for me.

They are featured in the History section. If you have any interesting material relating to Chess in Derbyshire suitable to be featured, please send it to Kevin Gallagher at

Chess Activities and Events
  • Seven Seas Chess Tournament

    The  annual Cheddleton Chess Club Christmas Crazy Chess Competition (The seven Cs) will be held at St. Andrew's Chapel, Ostler's Lane, Cheddleton, ST13 7HS, on Friday 21st December starting at 7.15 p.m.   

    All are cordially invited to this quickplay fun event.

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