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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


Richard Simpson

Published on: 07 -12-2023

Once again with a heavy heart we acknowledge the death of someone we all knew and respected - two weeks ago Richard Simpson, a stalwart of the club for many years who had suffered from lymphoma in recent times, died suddenly at home.

Please read the attached document for full details.

Gordon S.G. Christie, Secretary, Shirley & Wythall Chess Club

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Dispute Ken D v Leam A Mon 30th Oct

Published on: 06 -12-2023

A Dispute was referred to the Committee in relation to a league match where it was claimed that a mobile phone had been switched on during the game. The Committee found that there was insufficient evidence to prove either that the phone was on, or that it was off. Accordingly the Committee felt it necessary to declare the game void with no score for either party.

As a general point to all clubs:
Please ensure your players are aware of all parts of Rule 19. Mobile phones in the playing area MUST be switched off. The wording of the rule may seem to require a sound to be emitted before an infringement has occurred, but that is NOT the case – the very fact that a mobile phone is on is enough. In case of such an infringement, or indeed ANY infringement, supporting evidence should be acquired and submitted.

LDCL best game prize

Published on: 10 -11-2023

The LDCL best game prize returns for the 23/24 season. Perhaps you’ve already played a winning sacrifice or a tactical masterpiece? Enter the best game contest and you may get your name on the trophy at the end of the season.

  • Entries should be sent to
  • At the end of the season, these will be sent off anonymously for a highly-rated and uninvolved player to judge which is best
  • All entries will be displayed on the website at season’s end
  • Any game played in an LDCL competition is eligible
  • Feel free to include your own notes of commentary on the game

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Printable Match Results Cards

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The Minutes of the 2023 AGM

Published on: 29 -07-2023

New Website

Published on: 28 -07-2023