If you want to learn more about chess beyond coming along to Crewe chess club. You can find out what’s going on in the local Stoke league, what congresses are taking place further afield; and check out the links to other resources that may help improve your play.
The ECF is the governing body for chess in England
Players who play competive chess will end up with a chess grade. The ECF publishes these grades twice a year (January and July), and they can be accessed from this website. The ECF also maintains a calender of events, such a congresses and tournaments that are taking place throughout the year. You can also become a member of the ECF via their website – something you would need to do if you wanted to play league chess.
The official Stoke League website
This site provides news and information about chess in North Staffordshire, the NSDCA’s Constitution and Rules. It also provides links to other chess websites which may be of interest.
Provides NSDCA player details, fixtures, Team Captains details and latest results for the NSDCA League.
Wirral Chess League
The official Wirral Chess League website
Wirral Chess League website contains information about clubs in their league (Crewe is one of them), players and members. On the website you can find up to date results and fixtures for matches that has been played.
Dedicated to helping chess players improve their game
Chess tempo is a great resource that can help you in every way. It provides you with problems to solve, training with different tactics with end game solutions and the chance to play against the PC when your not with us at the Club.
Both of these sites are very popular with club players. You will always find 1 or 2 Crewe players you can challenge. Give them a try you can play for or free be a member.
Everything you need in one place
This is a great site that focuses almost exclusively on tactics. The site is very bare bones making it ideal for people accessing the internet from a phone. The Chess Tactics Server for intermediate and advanced chess players who want to brush up on tactics and also a great alternative for any beginners.
Nothing is more helpful than the study of problems
For chess players seeking to improve their game, nothing is more helpful than the study of problems. Users interactively solve and explore all varieties of problems through an interactive applet. The interactive problems support multiple solution paths, refutations, comments, and real-time refutation generation on some mating problems.