Sheffield & District Chess Association

Established 1883







Online League Season 2


S&DCA Hon. Sec. Geoff Brown has written to team captains as follows:


Hi everyone


The fixtures for our second season are now up on the ECF LMS pages ECF League Management System ( 


Although the University team haven't confirmed whether or not they are going to enter the competition we have decided that we needed to cater for them entering.  Hence division 1 currently has six teams in but may reduce to five if University don't enter.  (Yang, Jose, Alex - can you let me know one way or the other as soon as possible please?).


Divisions 2 and 3 only have five teams in each.  Therefore there will be a bye in each round but we've catered for that by pairing the bye from Division 2 with the bye from Division 3 - see Lucky Dip competition.


A week or so back I asked that clubs / teams arrange for their secretary, team captain or other nominated person apply to the ECF for a log in ID because we're going to expect the clubs to enter team lists directly onto the LMS rather than sending them to Phill.  I can see that most clubs have set this up but I still need someone from Hillsborough and Nomads to do it.  If you need any help then let me know but it's really just a case of following the 'LMS Contact' hyperlink at the top left of the LMS pages.


Secretaries / captains should ensure that their club's Player List is up to date and that their Lichess username is linked to the LMS. (Click on player's name and it should be showing, in red, halfway down the right hand side of the page).  If it's not there then let me know and I'll update them.  I think I've done it for everyone that played in Season 1 but I might have missed one or two.  


I have attached a copy of the latest version of the competition rules.  [See here.]  They are still a work in progress but they now follow our over-the-board rules more closely and I've also 'borrowed' some wording from the 4NCL competitions.  If you've any queries, about the rules or anything else, then you can ask Phill or myself.


Best wishes


Geoff Brown


The composition of the Divisions is as follows:



Division 2

Division 3

Lucky Dip

Hillsborough A

Sheffield Nomads B

Clay Cross

12 teams in Divs. 2 & 3

(match played when a bye is received in the main Division, 2 or 3)

Sheffield University *


Darnall & Handsworth B

Woodseats A



Sheffield Nomads A

Woodseats B

Sheffield Deaf

Darnall & Handsworth A

Hillsborough B

Sheffield Nomads C





* unconfirmed





The Thursdays on which matches are scheduled are:

March: 11th, 25th; April: 8th, 22nd; May:6th, 20th; June: 3rd, 17th; July: 1st, 15th


The divisional fixture lists are on LMS at

All fixtures in a single list are at