The D & A Challenge Cup is an annual match between Chester Chess Club and Wallasey Chess Club, taking place every May or June at alternating venues, and has had as many as 30 players per side. In the most recent encounter Chester defeated Wallasey 12-10 at Chester.
The cup is the brainchild of David Hulme a former member of both Wallasey and Chester during his chess career. Both clubs are the largest in the local area and the event has helped relationships between the clubs to develop positively and is a major factor in the spirit of the Wirral League.
The intention has always been to balance the overall strength of the two sides and accommodate as many players as possible from both clubs. This keeps both sides in contention and most years has seen the match only decided when the final games have finished. After 10 matches there is only 3 points between the overall scores ! (despite Wallasey leading the series 5-4 with 1 drawn match).
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