D & A Challenge Cup

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).

YearVenueChester ScoreWallasey ScorePlayer per SideTotal Number of Players
2018Chester12102244
2017Wallasey13112448
2016Chester9.511.52040
2015Wallasey12.516.52958
2014Chester15.56.52244
2013Wallasey14163060
2012Chester10.511.52244
2011Wallasey7.56.51428
2010Chester8.58.51734
2009Wallasey791632