Welcome to the world of circular chess

Circular chess is a stimulating and entertaining variation of the traditional square board game, and is growing in popularity. Whether in the pub, or in the home, chess played on the Lincoln board offers a mixture of fun, mental agility and tactical endeavour.


Who will be the 2007 world champion?

Make a date in your diary, because the 12th annual world championship will be held in the historic Cathedral city of Lincoln on Sunday, 20 May, 2007. It only costs £10.00 to enter, and there are prizes for the overall winner – plus a special award for the best newcomer to the tournament.

Limited offer:
Own a Lincoln board with replica Lewis isle pieces

A wood board with the Lincoln fleur-de-lys crest, a commemorative wood board with the three lions motif, hand-made Medieval-style chess pieces, and replicas of the famous 12th century Lewis chessmen, will be available shortly.

Meet the Castle knights of the round table

Lincoln Castle – built on the orders of William the Conqueror – hosted the 11th World Circular Chess Championship on Saturday, 20 May, 2006.

Correspondence circular chess: Join in and watch today’s “LIVE” games

This is your chance to challenge one of the circular chess society’s players to a friendly email game. It’s fun, free and each match can be viewed on the website, for all to enjoy.

Competitors get early view of Da Vinci set

Last year’s world championship was held in the magnificent Chapter House of Lincoln Cathedral.

Just a few hours before the 10th annual tournament took place, the historic room was being used as a set for the Da Vinci Code movie, directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks, Sir Ian McKellen and Audrey Tautou.

Let’s talk about … chess

What is it all about? Circular chess devotees explain why they find the long-lost version of the game so entertaining