Role of Chess Counties in the MCCU
Ten county chess associations - Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Leicestershire & Rutland, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire - currently form the MCCU. At times in the past, the Manchester Chess Federation, playing as Greater Manchester (currently affiliated to the NCCU), 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. The Covid epidemic has reduced players’ willingness to travel to distant away venues and there is a reduced level of activity in the 2021-3 seasons. Traditionally, Herefordshire and Northamptonshire have not competed as teams. In 2022-3 season only Lincolnshire, Notottinghamshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire entered teams in the MCCU county teams competitions.If you are keen to organise a county team, please talk to your county secretary and the MCCU Chief Executive Officer.
The ten counties that form the MCCU