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Entries still open for the BLACKPOOL CONGRESS taking place between FEBRUARY 10th and 12th. Details on the Congress News page.

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.

Finance Update

Lancashire Chess Association still remain in limbo with the finances. We are still working with Barclays to get the frozen accounts reinstated.Until we get this resolved, we are unable to take affiliation fees from clubs nor are we able to enter any teams in Junior and County events. Fortunately, this issue only impacts the Main and Junior accounts, the Congress is not impacted. Further details of this debacle can be found in the article.

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