Latest News

ECF County Championship Finals

Quick update, full report to follow.  Got back from Warwick at 10:15pm last night.  A long day for a chess match.  Lancashire OPEN team RETAINS the Championship with a repeat performance 8-8 board count win against Yorkshire.  The U160’s gained revenge for last year’s loss, beating Yorkshire 11-5 to erase the memories of last year’s loss.  A clean sweep alluded Lancashire, the U100 lost a galiant effort against Leicestershire losing 9-7.  Full reports to follow!

ECF County Championship Semi-Final

A great set of results from Lancashire, details here

ECF County Championship Roundup

A roundup of where we are as we reach the semi-final stages, report here.

U160 County Chess Update

Match report from Carl Tillotson for the U160 QF match against Nottinghamshire, with Lancashire just coming out top, report here.

 U120 County Chess Update

Match report from Bill O’Rourke for the recent U120 Lancashire v Yorkshire match, with Lancashire coming out top, report here.

Looking for Junior Chess

The Juniors now have their own site, pop over to check the latest news, reports and chess puzzles for Juniors.  Next Junior Congress – Details Here

Current Issues

The URL links within each of the club details have been stripped out during the migration of the data, this was due to how they were stored originally. *Ongoing*

Two Ginger GM’s

Our very own GingerGM went head to toe with the other one from “darn sarth…”, full story here


Lancashire Chess Association was founded in 1897, and is a voluntary organisation that exists to promote chess in Lancashire at both adult and junior level.

The Association is run by officers who are elected at an Annual General Meeting each year.

You can contact any officer using the contact page.

The current team are as follows:


President Bill O’Rourke
Secretary Peter Barlass
Treasurer Martyn Hamer


If you have any comments, feedback, suggestions or have an enquiry for one of the Lancashire Chess Association officials, please use the contact form below.