Welcome to the Coventry and District Chess League's website!

We welcome players and clubs of all strengths, and have fostered chess across Coventry, Warwickshire, and the Midlands for over a hundred years - celebrating our Centenary in 2019!

For our regular season, we run our main League Tournament from October to March, with 20+ teams in the area, across three Divisions. This is interspersed by our Divisional Cup, and our Knock-Out Cup and Plates. Each year, we also run an individual Rapidplay Tournament, to complement our standard-play team events!

During the Coronavirus pandemic, Coventry & District ran the foremost Online League in the Midlands, with nineteen teams across two divisions. In the following season, the Coventry & District League ran a joint Online League, with the Leamington & District League, with thirty teams across three divisions. It was an all-round success to ensure that local chess stayed vibrant throughout the pandemic.

As ever, we welcome new and local teams to join us, so please do get in touch! Our League Secretary, Malcolm, would be delighted to hear from you. Email: malcolmharding@mail.co.uk

Junior clubs, and local schools interested in any online sessions, access to online resources, support for beginners, and/or competitive games, may get in touch with the Secretary for Junior Chess, who would be very keen to support you where possible.

Coventry & District Chess League Links:

The Constitution for the Coventry and District Chess League, may be found here. [Last uploaded 10 NOV 2023]

Local Clubs:

Birmingham University
Campion School, Leamington
Coventry Chess Club
Coventry University Chess Society
Kenilworth Chess Club
King Edward VI Stratford
Newdigate Chess Club

Nuneaton Chess Club
Rugby Chess Club
Rugby Chess Club Juniors
Rugby School
Shirley and Wythall Chess Club
Stratford Chess Club
Sutton Coldfield Chess Club
Warwick Alumni Association

University of Warwick Chess Society

Chess-related Links for the CDCL:

English Chess Federation
ECF Grading database
Leamington and District Chess league
Mike Donnelly site (Cov Chess club player)
Warwickshire Chess Association

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