Wednesday 2 December 2020

​A Joint Coventry and Leamington Online Chess League in the new year, 2021!


Coventry, Leamington, and surrounding area / 02 December 2020

Building on a successful Autumn 2020 season of online chess (despite the pandemic), the Coventry and District Chess League will be forming a joint 2021 Spring League with the Leamington and District Chess League.

Local chess across the Coventry and Leamington area, remains vibrant as ever. The new joint league plans to bring together all the existing clubs in both Leagues. This comes in the backdrop of Warwickshire and surrounding areas entering Tier 3 restrictions, the Coventry's City of Culture 2021 celebrations, and of course, the renewed interest in chess from the Netflix's Queen Gambit TV show - watched by over 70 million people since its release!

The Coventry and Leamington Online Chess League looks forward to an exciting year, in the backdrop of Coventry's City of Culture 2021 celebrations!

The joint Online League is due to begin in the new year, on the week beginning 25th January 2021, and will be run over 3 Divisions - Open (Tuesday 7.30pm), U560 (Thursday 7.30pm), and U480 (Tuesday 7.30pm). It currently has eighteen teams stretching across the borders of Warwickshire. The League is open to all existing Coventry and Leamington League clubs, and any new clubs based in historic Warwickshire. The deadline for entries, is 23.59 Wednesday 13th January.

If you are a beginner, casual player, or an experienced player, many local CDCL and LDCL clubs will be delighted to welcome you, including, Coventry, Leamington, Nuneaton, Rugby, Kenilworth, Sutton Coldfield, Shirley and Wythall, Stratford, Solihull, Olton, Daventry, Banbury, and Rugby Juniors. University students in Birmingham, Coventry, and Warwick, may also play for their university teams.

We highly encourage members of the public to join your local chess club. Equally, we would welcome new teams of four, from the Warwickshire area. 

For further information about the League, our Tournament Controller, Colin Green would be delighted to hear from you. Full details of the current league, can be found on our website:

FINAL DRAFT RULES: here. (29-DEC-2020)