Useful / Fun Links

 

Local Clubs & Leagues

 
These are some of the most useful / informative websites for local clubs and leagues.
 

Newcastle Chess Club    Incl. Chingland & 'Rambling Rook'

Wolverhampton League    WDCL News etc.

MCCU (Midland Counties Chess Union) Midlands chess news

North Staffs Chess    Chess news from around North Staffs 

Staffordshire Chess    Be sure to check the General News

Useful References

 
Not clear on the Rules of Chess?  Want to find your grade?  Then these links should help.
 

The English Chess Federation 

ECF Grading Database    Search by name or club

  FIDE Laws of Chess    Includes downloadable handbook

  The Week in Chess    Download magazine. Watch live games

English Chess Forum    Discuss all things Chess

Play Chess / Solve Chess Puzzles Online

 
Some of the best online chess sites I have found without annoying advertising.  What's more you can play for free!
 

Chessworld.net    Modern day 'correspondence' chess

Playchess.com    Play 'live' chess online 

ChessProblems.com    Interactive Puzzles. Easy to Fiendish
 
CTS    Chess Tactics Server