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Although the British Chess Federation was formed in 1904, primarily by the “federation” of the regional county chess unions, it was not until 1908 that a counties championship was established.  Yorkshire has won it five times so far: 1921, 1974, 1982, 2000, 2009, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

 

Winners hold for one year the Löwenthal Cup, which was presented to the BCF in 1922, but was engraved with earlier winners from 1908 to1821.

 

The tally of total wins by county (to 2018) is as follows:

Middlesex

29

Lancashire

22

Kent

13

Yorkshire

8

Surrey

7

Cambridgeshire

6

Essex

4

Greater Manchester

3

Warwickshire

3

Oxfordshire

2

Leicestershire

1

Staffordshire

1

The chronological list is as follows:

 

Year

Winning County

 

Year

Winning County

 

Year

Winning County

1908

Middlesex

 

1952

Oxfordshire

 

1986

Middlesex

1909

Middlesex

 

1953

Middlesex

 

1987

Middlesex

1910

Middlesex

 

1954

Surrey

 

1988

Kent

1911

Surrey

 

1955

Middlesex

 

1989

Middlesex

1912

Kent

 

1956

Middlesex

 

1990

Greater Manchester

1913

Middlesex

 

1957

Warwickshire

 

1991

Kent

1914

Middlesex

 

1958

Essex

 

1992

Staffordshire

1915‑19

no contest

 

1959

Lancashire

 

1993

Kent

1920

Surrey

 

1960

Lancashire

 

1994

Leicestershire

1921

Yorkshire

 

1961

Warwickshire

 

1995

Cambridgeshire

1922

Lancashire

 

1962

Warwickshire

 

1996

Kent

1923

Lancashire

 

1963

Middlesex

 

1997

Kent

1924

Surrey

 

1964

Middlesex

 

1998

Kent

1925

Middlesex

 

1965

Middlesex

 

1999

Cambridgeshire

1926

Lancashire

 

1966

Lancashire

 

2000

Yorkshire

1927

Middlesex

 

1967

Lancashire

 

2001

Cambridgeshire

1928

Middlesex

 

1968

Lancashire

 

2002

Essex

1929

Surrey

 

1969

Lancashire

 

2003

Kent

1930

Lancashire

 

1970

Cambridgeshire

 

2004

Greater Manchester

1931

Middlesex

 

1971

Cambridgeshire

 

2005

Greater Manchester

1932

Middlesex

 

1972

Cambridgeshire

 

2006

Essex

1933

Lancashire

 

1973

Essex

 

2007

Lancashire

1934

Middlesex

 

1974

Yorkshire

 

2008

Lancashire

1935

Lancashire

 

1975

Kent

 

2009

Yorkshire

1936

Middlesex

 

1976

Kent

 

2010

Lancashire

1937

Middlesex

 

1977

Lancashire

 

2011

Surrey

1938

Lancashire

 

1978

Lancashire

 

2012

Middlesex

1939‑45

no contest

 

1979

Middlesex

 

2013

Surrey

1946

Lancashire

 

1980

Middlesex

 

2014

Yorkshire

1947

Middlesex

 

1981

Kent

 

2015

Yorkshire

1948

Lancashire

 

1982

Yorkshire

 

2016

Yorkshire

1949

Middlesex

 

1983

Kent

 

2017

Lancashire

1950

Middlesex

 

1984

Kent

 

2018

Lancashire

1951

Oxfordshire

 

1985

Middlesex

 

 

 

 

 

Created

25/04/2012

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Last Updated

13/07/2018