League & cup Fixtures

Penrith Chess Club currently runs two teams in the Cumbria Open League, though we have had as many as four. We also usually enter two teams in the Whitaker Handicap Trophy and from time to time, the Northern Counties Chess Union Competition.


Cumbria Open League

Cumbria Chess Association runs two leagues; the Open League and the South League which is played on weekday evenings. Penrith teams play in the Cumbria Open League. Each team consists of 3  players (4 if both captains agree). Matches are scheduled for Saturdays but can be played on any day of the week, depending on the arrangements made by the teams taking part. The time allowed for each game is normally 2 hours per player for all moves for afternoon matches or 1 hour and 30 minutes per player in evening matches. League points are awarded as follows: 3 for a team win; 1 for a draw and 0 for a loss.


League and Whitaker matches must be played prior to, or up to 5 weeks and 2 days after, the dates shown on the original fixture list. When a fixture date has been agreed, it will be shown in blue and the start time displayed too. We play away to red teams.
Please check these fixtures regularly as they can and often do, change (watch this space).
Sadly, due to lack of entrants, the Team Rapidplay has been postponed until the end of the season.
………Andy McAtear (Match Secretary).

Away Venues

You can find the venues for away matches by clicking on the links below:
* Barrow                The Navy Club, Ramsden Dock Rd, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 2TN: 54.10157, -3.22941
Carlisle:                  Bungalow next to Austin Friars school, Etterby Scaur, Carlisle CA3 9PB: 54°54.43′ N 2°57.1′ W
Cockermouth:      Papcastle Village Hall, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 0LB: 54°40’10.26″ N   3°22’59.35″ W
Grange:                  Hampsfell House Hotel, Hampsfell Road, Grange LA11 6BF
Kendal:                  Abbot Hall Social Club, Dowkers Lane. Kendal, LA9 4DN
Keswick:                Friends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick CA12 5NZ (Opposite Booths)
Maryport:              Ewanrigg & Netherton Community Centre, Ennerdale Road, Maryport, CA15 8HN: 54°42’25.98″ N 3°29’21.72″ W
SASRA:                   Gosforth Road, Seascale, Cumbria CA20 1PJ. Tel. 019467 28468: 54°23’53.76″ N   3°28’36.26″ W
SASRA:                   Falcon Club, Croadalla Avenue, Egremont,  CA22 2QN:  54°29’05″N 3°32’12″W
* Ulverston:            The Stan Laurel Pub, 31 The Ellers, Ulverston LA12 0AB
Windermere:         Marchesi Centre, Holly Road, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 2AF: 54°22’32.91″ N   2°54’18.68″ W
* Matches against Barrow and Ulverston may be played at Burneside Cricket Club, Ellergreen Park, Kendal LA9 6QL