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  • The fixtures are now available on the fixtures page.
    I have corrected some typos, so hopefully the number of problems should reduce.
    If there are any mistakes or problems, please let me know as soon as possible.

  • The League Jamboree takes place on Tuesday 2nd September at the Leamington chess club venue (Home Guard club Portland street).
    The Jamboree (traditionally the Leagues curtain raiser),is an easy going competition designed to blow the summer cobwebs off.
    Teams of two compete in two pools of strength over four or five rounds to determine the winners.
    Each team of two must be from the same club and have a combined grade of no more than 280.
    There will be an entry fee of £1.00, which will be used for prize money.
    As last year refreshments will be provided.
    Entries to J. Madden
    Tel. 01926650115
    Mob.07432660335
    Email maddjase@hotmail.com

  • Entry is now open to the 2014/15 Leamington and District Individual Chess Championships.
    Sections as follows:
    Open
    Open Rapid play*
    U-150
    U-120
    U-90
    Trophies for all winners to keep for twelve months.
    Individually engraved medals to all winners
    Home ties for non-drivers (first round only).
    *In the Open Rapid thirty minutes each in a best out of three competition.
    The higher graded player concedes 5 minutes for every 10 grading points up to a maximum of 40.
    The draw takes place in September.
    So if Tom's grade is 100 and Fred's is 180, Tom Starts with 10 minutes per game and Fred 50 minutes.
    The idea for this competition is to enable all players to compete in one open competition,
    giving lesser graded players the opportunity to compete with the "Big Boys".
    For all entries and enquires,please contact Jason Madden
    Tel. 01926650115
    Mob. 07432660335
    Email: J. Madden

    Great news for Leamington and District chess players.
    The winner of this seasons Individual Open will automatically qualify for next years British Chess Championships, to be held at Warwick University.
    Where the winners already qualify via other methods, the runner up will qualify.
    If he has qualified, then suitable playoffs may be arranged to bestow this place upon someone else.

  • Unfortunately the Leamington Rapidplay Congress has been cancelled this year due to ill health of the organisers
    It is hoped to run the Congress in September 2015 once the health of organising team is back to normal.
    We apologise to all those who wanted to enter, and hope you will support us next year.

  • The League AGM was held on the 2nd June at the Leamington Home Guard Club.
    The minutes of the meeting are in AGM Minues page.
    The teams for next year are on the Formation page.
    If there are any errors, please let me know.
    Peter Leggett has stood down as League Chairman to devote more time to playing chess.
    I would like to thank Peter for all his hard work as Chairman.
    The new Chairman is Joshua Pink of Kenilworth.
    I shall be updating the Clubs page over the summer, can clubs please let me have details of team captains once thwey have been decided.

    For photos of the prize giving at the AGM click here



  • For older entries see the archive page


  • Meanwhile here are 3 little chess puzzles for you to try :-




  • Note: It is a condition of playing in any League Competition that the player agrees to his or her grading information being published on the ECF and League websites.
    If you have any information that you would like put on the website, telephone Steve on 01327 860371 or email him on WebMaster
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