Junior Chess






For Sale

To celebrate the visit of GM Michael Adams (see posters opposite) to Hull in June, Roger Noble has designed and produced a print (approved by Michael Adams). These will be signed by Michael Adams and are available from Roger direct


The costs are:

A3 Framed     £20

A3 unframed  £12

A4 unframed  £5

Click on the below for a larger version

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.

Our next events (click on the image for entry details/full image)

Rapidplay 2017 Results

54th Hull Chess Congress Results are here

The British Chess Championships are coming to Hull

27th July to 5th August 2018

Details here

Twenty years ago medics told Dave Milton he had just months to live but he has kept proving them wrong...

It is sad too announce that Dave Milton has passed away after a long battle with Leukemia. R.I.P Dave.

Dave was an important member of HDCA for many years, John Lawson, together with George Willoughby,Fred Worsey and others were responsible for the big Hull Congresses and Simuls which attracted some of the top players in the UK during the post war period.   He also organised three Congresses at Bridlington. Dave was one of the founder members of St Andrews CC and also took over from John Lawson as Hull Daily Mail chess correspondent  and Secretary  of the Association.

The funeral is to be on 09/01/2018, at Park Wood Crematorium, Park Rd, Elland HX5 9HZ, starting at 14.15; no flowers, any donations to MacMillan Fund Halifax.

Read Steve Mann's Report here









New on the Web site

Details and an entry form for the congress can be found by clicking on the poster opposite

Details of the AGM and all papers can be found by clicking on the AGM poster

Details of the Team Lightning and Presentation evening can be found by clicking on the  relevant poster

Details of two new events : featuring Grand Master and England No 1 Michael Adams. Click on the poster for more details of the simultaneous.

A number of pages have recently been updated. In particular the minutes of the HDCA committee have been added for the least year. The home page contains information on our forthcoming events. Updated 29/05/17).

Player Resources


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

HDCA 16-17 Handbook

HDCA 16-17 Fixtures

HDCA 16-17 Grades

HDCA rules

HDCA Constitution

The Rules of Chess

Results and up to date grades can be found on the YCA Chessnuts web site.

Newsletters on the current season can be found here