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Below are listed various links to both local and national chess websites. There is some useful and fascinating information contained within each one. To view these websites simply click on the highlighted text in the site summary.


Chessnuts - For all the latest Yorkshire gradings, fixtures and results. The site contains details of live grades and monthly grading lists all of which is updated from the efforts of fifteen grading reporters feeding results in.

Leeds Chess Club - This club website offers not only information about the club but also details of upcoming events as well as the recently re-introduced Leeds Chess Congress.

Matthew Webb Chess Blog - During his year off from work Matthew Webb has been doing battle in chess competitions both here and abroad. Follow his exploits in this fascinating blog with insights into local, national and international chess.

Hebden Bridge Chess Club - A cracking good website from the ever industrious Intermezzo. It features many interesting musings on the game of chess as well as updates on the Calderdale leagues.

Yorkshire Chess Association - An excellent new website from the Lewyk and Webb production team. Very accessible with information on Yorkshire Chess including details of officers, competitions and events

ECF - The English Chess Federation is a site dedicated to the latest news from national tournaments and events. It includes county and national championships as well as various features

TWIC - The Week In Chess is a site containing the latest news in world chess, along with book reviews, tutorials and various columns

4NCL - The Four Nations Chess League is a site dedicated to the strongest chess league in the United Kingdom. It offers details of fixtures, matches, tables etc.

Michael Adams Chess Website - The latest updates from the games and chess experiences of Britain's top grandmaster.

Idle Chess Club - A site from the popular Bradford-based club who organise a variety of chess nights.

Bradford & District Chess Association - For the latest updates of chess in the Bradford area.

Chess Cafe - A multitude of interesting chess features and columns from renowned chess writers.

The Chess Improver - A fascinating chess blog written by GM Nigel Davies with many musings on both modern and past chess games and players.

The King's Head Chess Club - One of the strongest chess playing clubs in England. The site has some tremendous articles and fascinating chess games.

British Chess Magazine - A periodical devoted to the latest in British chess.


Chess In Leeds

An inside view of the teams, venues and contacts of the various Leeds chess clubs and events that form the focus of the season

Upcoming Matches
Rose Forgrove 1 v Rose Forgrove 2
Rose Forgrove 3 v Copperworks A
Rose Forgrove 4 v University
Leeds C v Rose Forgrove 5
Rose Forgrove 1 v West Leeds A
Pudsey A v Rose Forgrove 2
Rose Forgrove 3 v Alwoodley B
Leeds B v Rose Forgrove 4
Rose Forgrove 5 v Alwoodley C
Alwoodley E v Rose Forgrove 6 (Mini)
Rose Forgrove 8 v Leeds (Mini)
Alwoodley F v Rose Forgrove 9 (Mini)

2010-11 Review

A Look at another successful season for Rose Forgrove Chess Club

2011 review

The LCA and YCA Trophies

The silverware that counts; a look at the different trophies which fire the aspirations of our local clubs

Quiz Time

The Forgrove Test

Do you know all about our chess club? Find out in our very own quiz

The Leeds Chess Test

Do you know all about the chess clubs, venues, characters, winners and events in Leeds?

Need to plan your Leeds chess league year ahead? This seasons fixtures list for Rose Forgrove 1, 2 and 3 teams can be found here
Need to plan your Leeds chess league year ahead? This seasons fixtures list for Rose Forgrove 4 and 5 teams can be found here
Need to plan your Yorkshire chess year ahead? This seasons fixtures list for Rose Forgrove A and B teams can be found here



Oops, I blundered again!

The blunder is an integral part of the game of chess but it can be a multi-layered beast

1861 tournament

1861 Leeds Tournament

Was this the strongest chess tournament to grace the fair city of Leeds?


Alcohol & Chess

Boozing and pushing wood; can they really mix? or should our decision-making be alcohol free?


Rose Forgrove History

The thrills, the spills, the glory and the failures are all charted in the club's history