Saturday 1st January 2022


The fixtures for 2022 are now available.

Posted By: Stephen Dunning at 10:35am

Tuesday 5th October 2021

Zoom Club Meeting

There will be a meeting for clubs on Friday 15th Oc

This meeting will be on Zoom. For the link details, please contact the President.

Posted By: Stephen Dunning at 7:26pm

Monday 23rd March 2020

Online chess

Now that our regular chess nights are suspended we are setting up a team on lichess.

Now that our regular chess nights are suspended we are setting up a joint Wirral and Chester & District team on lichess. The initial aim is that this will provide opportunities for club and league members to meet up to play games. We will likely set up tournaments and possibly matches against other groups. In order to take part please follow the following steps:

1) Set up an account on lichess This is free and quick to do. You create a username which could be based on your real name or you might want to be more creative or humorous.
2) Once you have an account look for the Wirral and Chester & District Leagues team
3) Send a request to join this team. Please include your real name and club in the accompanying message so we can keep it to genuine members.
4) Once this has been approved you will be able to join events in the team area. There is an initial informal tournament set up to play 5m+3s games at 7.30pm on Sunday 29th March. You can join it here:

If anyone has questions please feel free to contact Phil Crocker at Chester. If you don't have my email you can use initially. If any clubs are interested in setting up their own club team this is straightforward to do. Again you can drop me a note if you want advice on how to do this. You can also drop a note with your email if you'd like to be informed or reminded of upcoming events. Thanks Phil

Posted By: Stephen Dunning at 7:42am

Friday 20th March 2020

League Individual Championship - CANCELLED

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak it has been decided to cancel this seasons League Individual Championship.

Posted By: Michael McDonagh at 11:46pm

Sunday 15th March 2020

Corona Virus

All Chester & District league matches are suspended

Following consultation with league officers and others, the decision has been taken to SUSPEND ALL CHESTER & DISTRICT LEAGUE MATCHES FROM TODAY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

We are conscious that many teams have players in the 'at risk' category, and that some clubs already have players not prepared to play, so it does not seem worth taking risks just for a game of chess

As to whether we will continue the season at a later date, or abandon it all together, that will be considered in due course as we see how things pan out.

Please inform all your captains.

In the meantime, please keep safe and well!

Stephen Dunning
Chester & District Chess League.

Posted By: Stephen Dunning at 2:48pm

Thursday 27th February 2020

League Individual Championship - 6/7th June 2020

Support your local league tournament!

As in previous years it is the intention that two sections will be ran:

ECF Open - Open to all players

Prizes: 1st £60, 2nd £30, 3rd £20
Highest scoring player rated under ECF 160: £20
Highest ranked Junior: £20

ECF U135 - Open to players graded below ECF 135

Prizes: 1st £60, 2nd £30, 3rd £20
Highest scoring player rated under ECF 100: £20
Highest ranked Junior: £20

Further details on how to enter are available at:
Please send your completed entry forms electronically to:

Posted By: Michael McDonagh at 5:15pm

Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Frodsham Chess Congress 2020

At Frodsham Community Centre 31st January to 2nd February

Entry Form here

Posted By: Steve Lloyd at 6:53pm

Sunday 17th November 2019

Import Fixtures Into Calendar

You can now download your team or club fixtures into 'ics' format for use in (e.g.) Google Calendar.

Do this by clicking on your team name in "Fixtures" then clicking on the iCal link at the top. This file can then be used in Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird etc.

Posted By: Steve Lloyd at 11:48pm

Monday 21st October 2019

Nominated Players

These can now be updated.

The new website now supports identifying nominated players. Can clubs please updated their own information or alternative inform the League Conductor of their nominations.

Posted By: Michael Whale at 10:20am

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Handbooks Available

Copies of this year's Handbook are being distributed to clubs and there are plenty more available.

By popular demand, the League Handbook is back! The first batches of this year's Handbook, with details of fixtures, club contacts, player grades, rules - in fact all you need to know about the League - are now being distributed to clubs. There are plenty more available, at only £2.50 per copy. Would clubs please check with their members and let Haydn Parry know how many more they would like. Haydn can be contacted on 01352 753234 and via

Posted By: Pat Ridley at 12:59pm

Wednesday 11th September 2019

Upcoming Events

A list of upcoming local events, including the annual Mike Evans Memorial Wrexham Rapidplay.

Posted By: Steve Lloyd at 9:23pm

Sunday 25th August 2019

Website URL Updated

New address is simply as it was before.

The oldsite is still available at

Posted By: admin at 12:50am

Friday 26th July 2019

CDL Website Relaunched for 2019/20 Season

Fixtures, club information, player lists and grades all added. Check back later for more updates.

Posted By: admin at 8:35pm