Barnsley Chess Club Online


Most of our club members use lichess to play individual games


We compete in the Sheffield Teams Online Chess Seasons run by the

Sheffield District Chess Association to play online league chess against other chess teams,


Some Barnsley players also compete in individual competitions with Rotherham Online Chess.


For team fixtures, match cards and league position information go to the Teams page


Join the Barnsley Lichess Page

Lichess is a free chess server powered by volunteers and donations

Anyone can play anonymously, although players may register an account on the site to play rated games.

Lichess is ad-free and all the features are available for free, as the site is funded by donations from patrons.

Today, Lichess users play more than a million games every day. Lichess is one of the most popular chess websites in the world while remaining 100% free.

Playing a chess game is far from the only thing you can do on Lichess. After finishing a game, you can request computer analysis using the latest chess engines and learn from your mistakes or compare your game against a massive database of chess masters’ games.

You can watch top players and even GMs battle it out and discuss the game with your friends;

Players wishing to improve can hire a coach and use real-time collaborative “studies” to share games, positions, annotated variations and chat.

Barnsley Chess Club has its own private Barnsley Lichess Team Page

Private online chess for Barnsley chess club members
and players who play in the local chess leagues in South Yorkshire.

Press the “JOIN TEAM” button to verify your lichess account so you can become a member of the Barnsley team.

Please enter your real name and grade in the message box so your application can be accepted by the team leader.

Benefits of Joining the team include battle matches against other teams, team tournaments, swiss tournaments, individual Challenges between team members, a Barnsley forum and a Barnsley team chat room.

To join the Barnsley Lichess Team Page

Signup to Lichess

Login to Lichess

Then join Barnsley Lichess Team Page

Sheffield and District Chess Association

Rotherham Online Chess

The Sheffield District Chess Association is running Online Team Chess Seasons to provide competitive chess between clubs using Lichess.

The next Online Chess Season will start in April

  • Teams compete in divisions according to their strength

  • Teams usually consist of four players.

  • Each player has a time limit of 45 minutes plus a 15 second increment after each move to complete a game

  • The ECF League Management System is used to manage the fixtures and pairings

  • The matches are all played on a Thursday Night starting at 7.30.

Games can be viewed live by clicking on the match score and then on a players tv icon

Use the hyperlinks above to find out more

Rotherham Online Chess runs individual chess tournaments using blitz, rapid and classical online time limits.

Entry is free so there are no prizes.

They have a friendly community mainly based around South Yorkshire players provided by the slack interface

Players can communicate together using chanels or by sending private direct messages to each other

Slack uses Lichess to play their chess tournaments.

Use the hyperlink above to find out more