Welcome to the LMS Home Page of the Croydon & District Chess League.

We are a small and friendly league for chess teams in South London. Matches are held at the venues of our member clubs which are in Coulsdon, Croydon, Lewisham, Petts Wood, Streatham, Sydenham, Thornton Heath, Wallington and West Wickham.

Matches played in the league are for teams of four players - so only one car is needed to take a team to its away fixtures. Teams compete in three divisions according to strength (see playing rules for details) and there is a fourth division where games are played to rapidplay time limits.

Our season starts in October each year and teams can apply to join up to the end of August before the start of the new season.

You'll find more information about the league on this platform, including news, recent results and league tables. If you are a chess player and you would like to find a team to play in, contact your nearest club. Clubs thinking of applying for membership of the league should contact one of the league officials for further information.

The Rating Limits for our Competitions are:

Croydon Shield: Open
Martin Cath: 7800
Dave Luckin: 6600
Deric Cox: 5800
David Hodgson (Rapidplay Division): 7800

There are also some selection restrictions, in terms of player strength, in some of the Divisions. These are::

Only one player in a Martin Cath team may be above 2125.
Only one player in a Dave Luckin team may be above 1825.
Only one player in a Deric Cox team may be above 1600.

Latest Results

Petts Wood & Orpington R  3 - 5  Streatham R  Fri 20th May 2022
A match of two halves!
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South Norwood D  2 - 2  Streatham D  Thu 19th May 2022
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West Wickham B  0 - 4  South Norwood B  Wed 18th May 2022
Well done South Norwood .. very solid performance
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Lewisham B  2½ - 1½  Coulsdon Chess Club B  Wed 18th May 2022
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