The crunch title decider went Cambourne's way, as they defeated King's to open up a surely unassailable 6.5 point lead with just four matches left. But, in chess anything can happen, so they won't be celebrating yet.

It has also been confirmed that the two remaining events in January and February will by played on the Lichess website due to COVID restrictions.


Our online chess matches are now a well-oiled machine. We are close to the halfway point in the season and Cambourne have extended their lead over King's to 2.5 points with 7 matches left to play. The next games are in just three weeks' time.


Unwilling to let COVID-19 wreck our chess season, we started as planned today, playing the first three rounds of matches online. It was a great success with considerably more games of chess being played than when we meet over the board. Cambourne have taken an early lead with perennial title contenders King's Cambridge hot on their heels.


Due to COVID-19, the matches in the autumn term will take place online using the site Your child's school's chess club leader will be in touch with details of how to sign up and join the online team.


Congratulations to St Matthew's, who become the CCC champions for the first time, dethroning King's Cambridge in a nail-biting finalé to the season. It has been a wonderful year with over 1000 games of chess played over five Saturdays. Dates for next season can be found on the Dates page, so please put them in your calendars. The CCC committee would like to thank all the children, parents and coaches who make this league possible. Have a great Easter and summer, and we'll see you in October.