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14th November: The county first team and the Under 100's have been in action over the last month (whilst your webmaster went on a well earned holiday!) and the results and scoresheets can be found on the county teams tab

17th October: The annual H. E Atkins memorial congress is coming up soon - the last weekend of November (28th to 30th) - at Regent College, Regent Road, Leicester. Details can be found here. Please note that if you know you can't play all 5 rounds and would like a (half-point) bye in any round (except the last) you can take one. You can enter online here

30th September: The handbook for season 2014-15 can be found on line - this is the latest version with a few modifications to the printed copy which was distributed last week to all clubs. It contains the new fixtures, county team fixtures and August gradings.

29th September: The Leicestershire under 14's took part in the National Youth Chess Association county championships on Saturday and there is a comprehensive report on the juniors tab

26th September: The annual presentation of trophies and the BTH Smith charity shield quickplay tournament took place last night at the Latimer club. There were 16 teams of four taking part - an increase over recent years - and the winners over 5 rounds were the Braunstone team of Paul Colburn, Mike Salisbury, John Robinson and Stephen Hamby. The Boot handicap trophy was won by a scratch team put together by Paul Deacon. A big thanks to the Latimer club for hosting the event, and to Andy Morley who controlled it, and the sum of £132 was raised for the President's chosen charity LOROS.

2nd September: A meeting of the Junior committee took place last month and the minutes can be found on the handbook and minutes tab