Promoting Chess
throughout the district:
  • Banbury
  • Coventry
  • Daventry
  • Kenilworth
  • Leamington
  • Olton
  • Rugby
  • Shirley...
  • Solihull
  • Stratford

Banbury, Coventry, Daventry, Kenilworth, Leamington, Olton, Rugby, Shirley & Wythall, Solihull, Stratford

FIXTURES 2023-2024
TABLES 2023-2024

Welcome to the Leamington & District Chess League (LDCL) Website

The LDCL promotes chess throughout the district; arranges chess competitions between clubs or teams in membership of the League as set out in the League's Constitution


Warwickshire Chess Association AGM

Published on: 10 -04-2024

The Annual General Meeting of the Warwickshire Chess Association will take place at South Birmingham Chess Club at 19:30 on Monday 29th April. It meets at Moseley All-Services Club, 91 Church Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 9EA.

Anyone interested in Warwickshire chess is invited to attend.

Alex Holowczak

LDCL Lightning Tournament

Published on: 04 -04-2024

The date has been set for Wednesday 1st May at Solihull.
The aim is for a prompt start at 7.30 pm. players are requested to arrive 7-7.15 pm for registration.
The entry fee is usually £2 and distributed in prize money.

Chess in Schools and Communities

Published on: 16 -03-2024

Chess in Schools & Communities is a national charity that aims to introduce and raise the profile of chess. 

The charity aims to make chess available to everyone and it works with communities throughout the UK to ensure that everyone can benefit from the game, providing support such as free chess sets, training in how to teach chess and access to their teaching materials.

Much of the work is in schools but its mission does not stop at the classroom door. There is a growing interest in providing chess in the wider community, such as libraries, prisons and youth justice services and to older people where it can help keep cognitive abilities active and tackle loneliness.

Chess in Schools have arranged a training day on 25 May - more information and booking details are available at: 

Tutor Training Day Birmingham, Saturday 25th May 2024 | Chess in Schools and Communities

If people are interested in working for the charity, training places are free.

I attended one of these training days a few months ago and found it very worthwhile and interesting!

John Pitcher, South Birmingham Chess Club

LDCL Knock-Out finals

Published on: 11 -03-2024

The LDCL Knock-Out finals have been arranged for 8th May at Solihull Chess Club.

Upcoming Warwickshire Chess Association Tournaments

Published on: 21 -02-2024

SPTW Warwickshire Women's Rapidplay
28th April at the University of Warwick.
Open, Secondary School and Primary School sections.
A lesson with IM Lorin d'Costa and a 5-round Rapidplay.
Minimum £400 prize fund in the Open + certificates and medals in the junior sections.

SPTW Warwickshire Women's Rapidplay Entry

Leamington Open
18th and 19th May at Trident Park, Leamington.
Open, Under 2000, Under 1750 and Under 1500 sections.
5 rounds.
£1,500 prize fund.

Leamington Open Entry

Alex Holowczak

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