Forthcoming DCA Events

Derby Cup / Plate
Dates for the Cup / Plate competitions are as follows:

Thurs 18th October
Thurs 29th November
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.

Derby League 2018/19

With all fixtures now agreed and completed, the Derby League 2018/19 season is now live. The League Table, Fixtures and Results pages now show all correct fixtures. Please report all match results to Kevin Gallagher ( as soon as possible.

Have a great season!

Derbyshire Individual Competition

Entries are now being accepted for this year's Derbyshire Individual Competition. FREE ENTRYEntry qualifications are: 

a) Be resident in Derbyshire, and either an individual member of DCA or a paid up member of a club based in Derbyshire.

b) If not resident in Derbyshire, be a paid up member of a club which is affiliated to DCA and have played for that Club in  league/competitive chess in Derbyshire. 

The competition decides the Derbyshire Individual Champion 2019 who will hold the Lt Colonel Robinson Trophy for one year. In addition there are two lower grading categories which compete for the Harry Broughton Trophy and the Dorothy Harrison Cup, decided by highest points after seven rounds.

The competition is an ECF Graded seven round Swiss, playing one game per month, which you arrange with your opponent, playing at an agreed venue and time initially proposed by the player drawn black. .

Please provide Name, Club, Latest grade, ECF number, Contact number/ email (DCA Data protection policy) to Mike Boreham at


Jonah Willow (FM)

Congratulations to Jonah Willow of West Nottingham Chess Club who has been awarded the title of FIDE Master (FM) for maintain a grade above 2300. 

His rise may decelerate slightly now because his k-score has consequently been reduced from 40 to 20 ('Adult Player') which is an achievement in itself aged just 15.

I am sure that everyone is urging him on to that eventual most coveted title of Grandmaster.

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

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