Welcome to the Hull and District
Chess Association

The Hull and District Chess Association is a registered Charity (number 1155858). We support and promote Chess, Chess Clubs and Chess players throughout Hull and the East Riding. 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 our area including 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.

Notification Board

2019/2020 Season

Corona virus update

With regret all matches until the end of the season are cancelled. This includes our congress, scheduled for the end of October. We hope to move this to an online event. A further update will be issued in due course.

In the meantime, please join us on lichess for online chess:





New Chess Player Support Fund Announced

To assist people who may struggle to meet the costs of playing chess the assocation has establshed a new fund (The Chess Hardship Fund). For full details of this fund see under the organisation tab. 

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

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 fixtures in LMS

HDCA Constitution

HDCA 19-20 Handbook

HDCA 19-20 Grades

Code of Conduct

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

Upcoming Events

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Junior Chess

Junior Chess

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