The aim of the League is to promote chess activities and competitions. It extends from Morecambe in the north to Leyland in the south and encompasses players of varied abilities and ages. If you would like more information about the league contact the league secretary The League's Privacy Notice is here: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/45048

The league has 3 divisions, Division A with no rating limit, Division B where the teams total rating must be under 7300 and division C

The League Rules are here: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/36296

Results for the 2022 Silver Queen are here https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/133328

Nominated Players for 2022/23 Season

Preston in division A - playing two evenly matched teams (Rule 17a):

  • For Preston 1, Malcolm Peacock and Brett Lund will not be eligible to play for Preston 2.
  • For Preston 2, Peter Jowett and Jim Sumner will not be eligible to play for Preston 1

Preston in division B - playing two evenly matched teams (Rule 17a):

  • For Preston 3, Geoff Pennington and Kenny Quinn will not be eligible to play for Preston 4.
  • For Preston 4, Paul O'Mara and Sebastien Szydlowski will not be eligible to play for Preston 3

Lytham 2 and 3 in Division B playing in order of strength (Rule 17b):

  • For Lytham 2 Phil Raynor and David Aspinall will not be eligible to play for Lytham 3

Lytham 4 and 5 in Division C playing in order of strength (Rule 17b):

  • For Lytham 4 Ben O'Rourke and Graham Smith will not be eligible to play for Lytham 5
  • For Leyland 1 Sean Fitzgibbon and Bill Moffatt will not be eligible to play for Leyland 2

Rapidplay cup

Teams: Lytham 1, Lytham 2, Lytham 3, Preston, Poulton 1, Poulton 2, Leyland

Plate

Losing teams in the rapidplay cup play in the plate.
Online Chess
Whilst no online chess is envisaged for the coming season, the links are retained for how to challenge your opponent on lichess and the Online League Rules are here: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/64404

Latest Results

Preston  3½ - 4½  Poulton  Wed 8th May 2024
Geoff Pennington recently leant me a book : Preston in 50 Buildings. It lists the 50 most
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Preston 1  2½ - 1½  Lytham 1  Wed 1st May 2024
Sorry for the short report - my game went to the wire and I didn't see much of the ot
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Poulton 2  4 - 4  Lytham 2  Mon 29th Apr 2024
New player: board 3 for Poulton = Amelia Dridge (ECF 367074A) Grades Poulton: 5968 Ly
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Lancaster   ½ - 3½  Preston 2  Tue 30th Apr 2024
New Player: 344832A Hoggarth, Robert - currently assigned to Lancaster Chess Academy
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