Useful Links

If you want to learn more about chess come along to Crewe Chess Club.

You can find out what’s going on in the local Stoke league or the Wirral league. You can find out what congresses are taking place. Check out the links below to other resources that may help improve your play.

The Fédération Internationale des Échecs or World Chess Federation it is an international organization that connects the various national chess federations around the world and acts as the governing body of international chess competition. It is usually referred to as FIDE
The below link is the full set of rules for the game of Chess. It is a must for all Chess players wanting to play in  competitive congresses, league chess and club competitions.

ECF to FIDE Conversion

English Chess Federation (ECF)

ECF Grading database 

ECF Congress Calendar

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.

NSDCA Playing Rules

NSDCA Constitution 

League Management System 

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.

Wirral chess league Rules
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.