MCA News

Xmas Greetings from the President.

Xmas Greetings from the President.

It is the time of the year when we, as individuals, look back over our experiences during the past 12 months and, more importantly, look ahead and plan for the future.
We must do this in the chess world.
If you have ideas as to how we can improve the Merseyside Chess League please send them to myself or the league secretary.
I wish you all the very best over the Xmas period and I look forward to working with you to build a successful future for our league.

David Pearcey


All members of the MCA Committee wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2019!
Have magical Christmas Days and find always the the best move!

Enjoy the legendary Freddy Frinton and May Wardon in

"Dinner for one"

All the best!



@ Team Captains and Club Officials

All team captains and all club officials are invited to register on our MCA website. This is necessary for managing all teams, leagues, competitions and club details as easy and smoothly as possible.

Thank you for reistering yourself and for your understanding.

MCA webmaster

User Registration

You are welcome to register yourself on our website.

Registering on our website the webmaster requests you strongly to

  • register with your real name
  • to activate your new account in at last two weeks
  • to provide all neccessary information, in particular juniors and their parents

Otherwise the account will be deleted.

Thank you for your understanding.

Martin Blasczyk, MCA webmaster


Players 2018

The CLM 3 is ready for the new season!

All players have now been imported into the CLM 3.

At least on September 4th the ECF has published the "August" grading list. I immediately downloaded the list, imported all players into the CLM 3 and assigned the team captains to their teams. Sadly I did not have all the necessary information. If you experience any problems, please contact me. I will update the website e.g. the CLM 3 as soon as I get the missing or updated information.

All team captains are requested to submit the match results online. Additionally the can update the list of players of their team by themselves.

In the download section of this website you will find a HowTo for team captains.

Have a great season and support us by submitting all results using our website and the CLM 3.


Fixtures 2018/2019, latest update

Fixtures 2018/2019, latest update

The fixtures 2018/2019, updated on 09/07/2018, are now ready. You can access them on this website, just click on "MCA Leagues and Tables" and click through the menue "MCA Leagues 2018/2019"

As a service for all clubs, you can download spreadsheets of all fixtures. Go to "Downloads" and choose "Merseyside Chess Association". There you will find the files "Fixtures 2018/2019" in .xlsx and .ods format. Both are identical. The fixtures are for every club and every league/division.

NCCU Senior Final

Prescot & Knotty Ash are the new Seniors Champions!

The final was held on 30th June at the Bradford Latvian Club.
It proved a close match, but in the end a victory for the Prescot & Knotty Ash Club, who beat holders, South Shields, by 2½-1½. The Merseyside Club were outgraded on every board but in the end youth triumphed over age and experience – South Shields were on average 10 years older than their opponents.

Match scorecard:

Prescot & Knotty Ash

South Shields


Mike O’Mahoney

½ – ½

Joe Watson


Kevin Sartain

½ – ½

Paul Bielby


David Owens

½ – ½

Brian Towers


Michael Delaney

1 – 0

Dave Patterson

2½ – 1½