Page last updated Sunday 13 October 2019 Good Night

The Cumbria Rapidplay is on Sat 2nd November at The Crown Hotel, Eamont Bridge, Penrith

Whitaker Round 2 draw has been made.

 23rd September 2019

ECCF Grades

The ECF are starting monthly grading this coming January so we need to send our internal club results to Andy every week. 

We could no no worse than follow Bill Hardwick's example which he has been doing on a weekly basis for years now. An example of an email to Andy -

ast night's results - 19.9.2019;- 

Club Championship - 90 mins

M Byrne   1 - 0   B Hardwick

Club Rapidplay - 30 mins

J Ovens    0 - 1   A Kirkbride

D Millar     0 - 1   S Barnes

D Millar     1 - 0   J Ovens  

This has all the info that Andy will need. The tournament, the time limit, the colours, and the result.

So please start sending Andy your emails every week with your internal club game results.

Thank you !

20th September 2019

Cumbria Tournaments

The Cumbria Rapidplay is now on Sat 2nd November at The Crown Hotel, Eamont Bridge, Penrith.

The Cumbria Individuals is still planned for 21st - 23rd February 2020.


18th September 2019


Unfortunately Barrow are not running a team in the Open League this season.

The fixtures have been amended.

6th September 2019

Whitaker Round 2 Draw

The draw for Round 2 of the Whitaker took place at Kendal Chess Club last night and can be seen on the Whitaker Page.

The last date that these matches can be played is Sunday 15th December.

10th September 2019

Cumbria Tournaments

Saturday 26th October is the likely date for the Cumbria Rapidplay, though Peter Hanks is to confirm.

21st - 23rd February 2020 is the date for the Cumbria Individuals.


6th September 2019

Whitaker Round 1 Draw

The draw for Round 1 of the Whitaker took place at Kendal Chess Club last night and can be seen on the Whitaker Page.

Note that we have an unusual situation as there are only 2 teams in the first round.

5th September 2019

Carlisle New Team Names

Please note that Carlisle have renamed their 3 teams from the Open League. They are now called Carlisle Bishops, Carlisle Kings, and Carlisle Rooks. Contact details are on Clubs Page.

They are not in any order of strength.

Other clubs are very welcome to do similar if they so wish. Either for the Open League or the Whitaker. If clubs still want to have a first team and a second team in order of playing strength they are very welcome to do so, but there is no obligation to do this.

22nd August 2019

Cumbria Membership Form

Will all clubs please ensure that this year's Cumbria Membership form is returned to Dave Cole at the earliest opportunity.

Note -

Players can join the ECF individually on-line or through Cumbria a 1 discount no longer applies on line. A 1 discount does still apply if names are submitted to Cumbria before 31st October.

Clubs can submit en bloc ECF membership applications to the Membership Secretary. If players join on-line, please include their names in this list.

20th August 2019

Junior Organiser

Please note that John Lydon has taken on the post of Junior Organiser. Well done John !

17th August 2019


The 2019-20 fixtures are now on the Fixtures page.
Please note that these fixtures are a simple reverse of last season's fixtures.

Reversing the fixtures means those teams that had 5 away games now have 5 home games.  

31st July 2019

Cumbria AGM



Following from our AGM here are the -





 There were little changes to match rules -

           I should remind that Rule 4 2 e) 
1)  applies to League games, NOT Whitaker games.
2)  states  -  " if a club's estimates of playing strength differs from the grading order.....". So it is NOT a method for tactical manoevering.

25th July 2019

July 2019 Grades

The July ECF grades have now been issued and can be seen on the ECF Grading page.  

  The Top 10 grades
Name Club Grade
Robin MossCarlisle Austin Friars201
Matthew MackenzieBarrow187
Stavros Karampatos Carlisle Austin Friars 182
Dave PhillipsWindermere180
Dave ColeBarrow170
Neil MaxwellKeswick168
Alex J. BillingsWindermere167
Holden DavisPenrith165
Roger HartMaryport163
Martyn HarrisKendal160
   Congragulations to Robin on leading the table !

25th July 2019

NCCU AGM Minutes

The latest NCCU AGM minutes can be seen here, and on the Library Page.

1st July 2019

Cumbria AGM

Email from Jonathan Rashleigh -

Dear Association Officers and Club Secretaries

I attach the agenda for the AGM to be held in Kendal on Saturday 20th July together with the proposals received for changes to the rules.

The Minutes of last year's AGM held on 23rd June 2018 and the Special General Meeting held on 1st September 2018 were previously circulated and are available in the library section of the CCA website together with the current version of the Constitution.

The Abbott Hall Social centre is not licensed, but tea and coffee will be available during the meeting. Regrettably there is no adjacent free parking on a Saturday afternoon but there are pay and display car parks next to the hall and in the adjoining streets.

Kind Regards

Jonathan Rashleigh - Secretary

The Agenda is here. Please note that the name Bill Henderson was incorrect on that circulated by email and has been changed to Bill Hardwick.

13th June 2019

South Lakes Congress

White to move.

The game between Gary Sharkey and Colin Rees can be seen on the Games Page.
Brilliant game.


11th June 2019

South Lakes Congress 2019


The results of the 2019 South Lakes Congress can be seen here

and on the Archives page.

Another great congress !


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Open League
Team Pld Pts
Penrith A29
Keswick B26
Keswick A26
Carlisle Bishops14
Penrith B22
Carlisle Kings21
Carlisle Rooks11

South League
Team Pld Pts
Barrow A 
Barrow B
Ulverston A
Ulverston B

See League Tables for full details.

See ECF Grading page for grades.
The Clubs Page has a link to grades for each club

Join Cumbria Chess Online Club  here.