Welcome to the Hull and District
Chess Association

The Hull and District Chess Association is a registered Charity (number 1155858) and a member of the English Chess Federation (ECF). We are committed to make chess more accessible to all by supporting  and promoting Chess, Chess Clubs and Chess players throughout Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire. Our vision is for Hull to:

Become one of the best places to play Chess in the UK and for Hull to have one of the most forward thinking and vibrant Chess environments in the UK. We will make Hull recognised as a good place to play Chess and make people want to come to Hull to play Chess.

Whether you are an experienced chess player or new to the game and looking for help on how to get started this web site will have something to help you! Here you will find everything you need to play chess in Hull and East Yorkshire including information on how to get started and finding information on all the local clubs as well as the events run by the Association. Information on junior chess in schools, Chess clubs in the area, a calendar of events, History of chess in Hull, Chess Congress information, and much, much more.

How to contact us?  The web addresses of all our officers can be found by clicking here If you are a new player please contact the General Secretary or the Junior Chess Officer who will be able to assist you in finding out how to get help in playing chess and joining a club.

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Play Chess Festival

August saw the beginning of a three month Chess Festival in Hull.

Here is a list of events taking place in the City in September - all these events are free to attend:

  • Saturday, 4th September, 11 am – 12.30 pm: Chess for everyone, Fred Moore Community Library

  • Thursday, 9th September, 11.30 - 13.30: Chess in the Brain Jar, Trinity House Lane

  • Saturday, 11th September, 11 am – 12.30 pm: Chess for everyone, Greenwood Avenue Community Library

  • Saturday, 18th September, 11 am – 12.30 pm: Chess for everyone, Ings Community Library

  • Saturday, 18th September: Chess café Day at venues across the city to be announced. Come and enjoy the age-old custom of coffee-house chess with its buccaneering style!

  • Saturday, 25th September, 11 am – 12.30 pm: Chess for everyone, Bransholme Community Library

Watch out for more Festival announcements! This is a dynamic programme! We will be taking over an empty premise in the City Centre for a few days…

More information on the Festival or how you can start to play chess (or further develop your interests) please contact the General Secretary  (sjgreep@gmail.com)


Player Resources

The following links provides direct access to all the information local players need to know during the season.

The Rules of Chess

Rules seminar slide pack

Match scoresheet template

LMS User Guide for Team Captains & Club Representatives

How to set the time on the Leap chess clock

How to set the time on the DGT2010 chess clock

How to add 2 minutes on the Leap clock

How to add 2 minutes on the DGT2010

HDCA SwissManager Training slides

HDCA Rules

HDCA Rule Change Proposal Template

HDCA Rating list 01/09/2021 - 31/01/2022

HDCA Handbook 2021-2022 v1_1

HDCA fixtures in LMS

HDCA Constitution

Code of Conduct

Results and fixtures can be found on LMS.Please refer to the ECF Grading site for the latest grades.

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