Welcome to Lancashire Chess!  We are have moved from the old site, and currently in the process of building up content.

We know you might still want to access the old archive material, I am working on how best to do this and will update the site when I have a plan.  The old site has been archived, so I have access to all the old material.  I will probably put the old documents and images into an archive area.

Latest News

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 News


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.