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Association Funding - Finance Update May 2023

Afraid there has been no progress with Barclays Bank in getting the association accounts reopened, after they were closed down during COVID as a result of “inactivity”. As a result, Lancashire Chess Association is still unable to field any teams at senior and junior level. We will keep everyone informed of any developments in due course.

Lancashire Chess League Round Up

As we approach the end of May, alongside the Premier League title being sorted, we also have the local chess leagues coming to an end and champions being crowned.

Blackpool Congress Report

Blackpool Congress completed for another year, winners and runner-up can be found in the News Section.

Mark Whitehead RIP

It is with sorrow we have learnt of the death of Rochdale club player Mark Whitehead. Mark was known around the 4NCL for captaining the Manchester Manticores. Mark played many games for Lancashire at various levels in the County Championship and was a regular supporter and player at the Lancashire congresses, as well as a regular player for Rochdale Chess Club in the various chess leagues across the county.

We pass on our sympathy to his family at this difficult time.

Rossendale Chess Club

Rossendale Chess Club are currently without a venue. New arrangements being made. Please contact Peter Barlass, see details on the club page.

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