24th June 2022
AGM July 9th 2022
Dear Club Secretaries and Captains
I would ask you to encourage as many of your members as possible to come to the AGM to ensure that we can get the season off to a positive start.
You will recall that last year, to accomodate Covid, teams
of 3 rather than 4 were allowed together with much more flexibility around the
fixing of dates for matches. There has been no proposal to amend the
number of members in a team but the League Controller's proposals seek to
tighten up the organisation of match dates. The rules as currently
drafted are included in the Constitution which is available on the CCA website.
I look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
21st May 2022
Cumbria Open League 2022
Maryport A have drawn their last game with Barrow and thus have won the Open League for the 2021-22 season.
What a wonderful achievment for Maryport A !
A very close finish. Barrow could have won it yesterday.
9th June 2022
South Lakes Congress 2022
The 24th South Lakes Congress took place this weekend.
A list of the prize winners can be seen here.
The full results are here.
21st May 2022
AGM July 9th 2022
Dear Club Secretaries & Officers
next annual general meeting of the Cumbria Chess Association will be held on Saturday
9th July. Subject to final confirmation, it will be held at the Crown
at Eamont Bridge starting at 2pm.
The impact of Covid haunted last season with quite a few matches not played despite the reduction in team size and the increased flexibility around fixture dates. Hopefully this will not be a factor next Winter and it is therefore important that all clubs join in discussion of what they want out of league and cub chess and what rules should apply so that there can be a full and enjoyable season ahead. As always, it is important that all clubs be represented at the meeting.
As required by the Constitution, I will send out an agenda at least two weeks before the meeting and would be grateful if, before then, you could give me any items or proposals that you would like to be included.
18th May 2022
Lancaster One Day Rapidplay 18th June 2022
There is to be a one day rapidplay tournament in Lancaster on 18th June. Details can be seen here.
11th May 2022
NCCU AGM Minutes 2022
The NCCU AGM minutes from April 2022 can be seen here, and on the
10th May 2022
North East Final of National Youth Chess Championships
North East chess organisers,
I would like to invite juniors from your area, school and chess club to take part in the North East Final of the 1st National Youth Chess Championships.
It is being held on Saturday 28 May, 2022, from 10:00am to 5:00pm at St Mary's Catholic School, Benton Park Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7PE
I am organising the North East Regional Finals on behalf of the English Junior Coaches and Organisers Association (EJCOA).
Competitors will be organised into several age categories (Under-8, Under-10, Under-12, Under-14, Under-16, Under-18 and Under-20, with ages as of 01/01/2022) and will play five rounds of chess (each player will have 25 minutes to make all their moves, plus 10 seconds per move).
The winning boy and girl in each category will be eligible to compete in the National Finals at Nottingham High School, July 8-10. There will also be trophies and other prizes, to be announced on the day, depending on the number of entries.
To enter the North East Regional Final, go here:
Further details can also be found here:
This is not a school-run event and so St Mary's Catholic School takes no responsibility for admissions or to attend/supervise on the day. The students and their parents are responsible for these things.
Please don't hesitate to get back to me if you have any questions.
EJCOA Regional Organiser
Tel: 0750 372 2366