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Page last updated 30 August 2017

Role of Chess Counties in the MCCU

Eleven county chess associations - Derbyshire, Manchester Chess Federation (playing as Greater Manchester), Herefordshire, Leicestershire & Rutland, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire - currently form the MCCU. At times in the past Oxfordshire (currently without affiliation) and Huntingdonshire (now part of Cambridgeshire CA in the EACU) were members of the MCCU.

The counties have agreed annual funds based on the level of chess activity in each county to pay for the competitions run by the MCCU. Each county association has four votes at the annual MCCU general meeting and may send more than one delegate or appoint a proxy vote.

Most of the county associations forming the MCCU field teams in inter-county competitions organised by the MCCU. Warwickshire and Nottinghamshire have the greatest number of county teams in MCCU competitions while Herefordshire and Northamptonshire are the only ones that do not. If you are keen to organise a county team, please talk to your county secretary and the MCCU Chief Executive Officer.

MCCU Counties
The eleven counties that form the MCCU

County Association Directory

Information was taken from websites in July 2013 and the webmaster will be pleased to receive corrections and notification of changes from County Secretaries and individuals. County team captains and their contact details are listed within the 'County Matches' pages and junior organisers' contact details are in the 'Juniors' pages. Clickable e-mail or web links are in green.

Derbyshire website

Secretary: John D.Hoddy. Tel: 01773 822044
MCCU delegate: Simon Gilmore. Tel: 01332 720475

Nottinghamshire website

Secretary: Position vacant (link will reach Notts CA President)
MCCU delegate 1: Robert Richmond. Tel 01159 455 908
MCCU delegate 2: Drag Sudar. Tel. 01159 786 124
MCCU delegate 3: Tim Walker.

Herefordshire website

Secretary: Alan Leary. Tel 01432 358259
MCCU delegate: Alan Leary as above

Shropshire website

Secretary: Glyn Pugh. Tel 01952 243 381
MCCU delegate 1: Roger Brown. Tel. 01746 768 604
MCCU delegate 2: Richard Thompson. Tel 01952 812054

Leicestershire & Rutland website

Secretary: John Pattinson. Tel. 0116 238 6758
MCCU delegate 1: Shabir Okhai.
MCCU delegate 2: Sean Hewitt. Tel. 07883 495758
MCCU delegate 3: John Mitchell.

Staffordshire website

Secretary: Ray Dolan
MCCU delegate 1: Andrew T Leadbetter. Tel 01785 258 043
MCCU delegate 2: Robert Milner
MCCU delegate 3: Matthew Carr
MCCU delegate 4: Ray Dolan

Lincolnshire website

Secretary: John Grasham. Tel 07707 624 975
MCCU delegate 1: Peter Sherlock. Tel 01522 888693
MCCU delegate 2: John Grasham. Tel 07707624975

Warwickshire website

Secretary: Andrew Ward.
MCCU delegate 1: Andrew Ward
MCCU delegate 2: John Pakenham. Tel 0121 601 3920
MCCU delegate 3: Alex Holowczak. Tel 07913 976 768
MCCU delegate 4: David Thomas

Manchester Chess Federation website

General Secretary: Vacant, contact Jon below.
Executive Officer: Jon Lonsdale. Tel 07980 604 302
MCCU delegate 1: Julian Clissold. Tel 01204 852 036
MCCU delegate 2: Jon Lonsdale. Tel 07980 604 302
MCCU delegate 3: Chris Jardine Tel 07761 210 651

Worcestershire website

Secretary: Ray Collett Tel 01905 454 754
MCCU delegate 1: Ray Collett. Tel 01905 454 754
MCCU delegate 2: John Wrench.
MCCU delegate 3: Paul Sharratt. Tel 07515 688 795
MCCU delegate 3: Richard Collett

Northamptonshire website

Secretary: Keith Ball. Tel. 01536 482 238
MCCU delegate: Chris Gibson. Tel. 07812 679 089