Wednesday, 6 December 2017


Nuneaton Chess Club are proposing to change their Coventry League Tuesday venue as from 1st January 2018 as the usual venue is not available for chess due to changes in use.

From 1st January 2018 (and for the rest of the 2017/8 season) they propose to play at:
CV11 4JX
024 7673 5344

There is street car parking but also a car park at the rear accessed from George Street and a passageway to the front of the building.

This venue is already used on a Monday evening so some of you may already be aware of it.

Please contact Colin Green if you have further questions about this change. 

Monday, 6 March 2017

Message from the Chairman of the League

As Chairman of the Coventry and District Chess League I have to announce 
that at the end of the present season Mike Johnson will be stepping down 
from all his C&DCL posts.
These are:
Results Service Manager.

Mike has served this league for 40 years in various capacities and he 
feels that this is the time for him to step down.  We owe him a great 
deal for keeping the league running over all of those years but we must 
now look to find new organisers to take the league forward.

Mike will provide help and training to anyone who might be interested in 
these posts and support them as they get to grips with their new 
Together the three above posts contain quiet a lot of work but they 
could be done by three separate persons with the posts of Grader and 
Results Service Manager being able to be done from home.
It is important that the league finds candidates for these posts as we 
cannot arrive at the A.G.M. without someone to take over.

For information on what exactly is involved Mike might be the best 
person to contact but I would appreciate it if anyone who might be 
interested in any of these posts register their interest with myself.

I shall be e-mailing all of the membership at Nuneaton and I hope that 
you will be able to do the same within your own clubs so that as many 
people as possible are aware that these posts must be filled if we are 
to play chess next season.

Many thanks,
Colin Green.
League Chairman.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016


It has (rightly) been pointed out that the League website has not been updated for a while - two years! If anyone would like to provide content and regular updates please let a member of the committee know and we can arrange to add you as an Administrator.

A few updates for now:

1) A very belated welcome to Kenilworth, who have entered a team in the First Division. This has helped to really strengthen the First Divison and make it very competitive.

 2) An EGM was held on the 13th September to update and revise all the League Rules. A copy will be issued to all club secretaries and it is also hoped to place a copy on this site for all players to read.

3) Oliver Cosham has resigned as Fixtures secretary. Oliver has given many years service to the League and I am sure we all would like to express our Thanks for the efficient way he organised the Fixtures every year. He will be a very tough act to follow for whoever takes over that position!

Thursday, 25 September 2014

University Fixtures Until December 2014


Oct-07 University B (H) University A(A) no game Coventry E (A)

Oct-14 no game Rugby A (H) Rugby B (A) Rugby C (H)

Oct-21 Coventry A (H) Coventry B (A) Coventry C (C) Coventry G(A)

Nov-04 Coventry B (A) Coventry A (H) Coventry D (A) Coventry F (H)

Nov-11 Nuneaton B (A) Nuneaton A (H) Nuneaton C (A) Nuneaton E (H)

Nov-18 Rugby A (A) no game Newdigate (A) no game

Nov-25 Nuneaton A (H) Nuneaton B (A) Nuneaton D (H) Chelmsley Wood (A)


Monday, 4 August 2014

2015 British Chess Championships - to be held at Warwick University

The 2015 British Chess Championships will take place at the University of Warwick from 25 July to 8 August.

Apart from the main championship there are many competitions to suit all tastes including ones of varying length and catering for various grading bands. (Information on who can play is shown here).

So, if you might want to play or watch then don't book your holiday in that period.

The website for more information is (currently showing mostly information about the 2014 event - this will give you an idea of what you could be in for).

Thursday, 26 June 2014

U140 and U120 County Championship captains sought

Warwickshire Chess Association are seeking volunteers to captain teams in the Under 140 and Under 120 County Championship in 2014/15. To express an interest, please contact Alex Holowczak at before 31st July. If there are no volunteers by the passing of the deadline, then these teams will not run next season. (Message received via Mike J).

Monday, 7 April 2014

Coventry Chess Academy

Message from Mike Johnson:  Short video promoting Coventry Chess Academy. Please share link: