Club closed for remainder of season

Hi again,

In light of the continuing lockdown the club will unfortunately not reopen for the remainder of the season, hope to see everyone in September.

In the meantime, an online version of the club has been created here to keep in touch and help enjoy some chess.

All the best,




New season approaches

With summer coming to an end it’s almost time for the new chess season. Our first club night of the year will be on Monday 16th September,

New members and visitors are always very welcome and I look forward to seeing lots of old and new faces.

We’ll also be holding our AGM on the 23rd, with the short formal part followed by the always enjoyable cheese + wine quickplay evening.

End of season

Hi all,

The club is now closed for the end of the season, our results:

City 1 finished second to a very strong Uni 1 side who were runaway leaders once again

City 2 have (we think!) narrowly maintained their position in division 2 after a hard fought season

City 3 finished a very respectable 4th in the 3rd division

City’s cup team remains in the running with a semi-final match against University on Monday

We’ll be back in September, my thanks to John Yates and Simon King who are stepping down as Treasurer and Secretary after 30 and 25 years in the posts respectively, I’m sure the rest of the club would join me in their thanks. This does mean we are in search of two new officers come our AGM in September, please let me know if interested.

Have a good summer!


AGM + quickplay 22nd Sep 2018

It’s been good to see a strong turn out for the first couple of club nights and enjoy some games, and especially to welcome several new faces to the club.
Before the first matches start up in the league the following week we plan to hold the AGM on the 24th September – next Monday.
AGM starts promptly at 7:30 and normally takes c.45mins. As in previous years we’ll follow on with a handicap quickplay tournament for the remainder of the evening, with cheese and wine to accompany.
Look forward to seeing many of you there. New players are very welcome for what is normally a fun evening.

Season starts

After the summer break the club is restarting on the 10th September at 7:30, so it’s time to dust off the chess skills after the summer break. Hopefully will see lots of old and new faces there.

AGM + quickplay

Some photos from the quickplay the other week, a very enjoyable evening all around.

Thanks to Ian Brooke for setting up, Peter Mccleod for providing lots of food + drink and well done to Matt Rose for winning the blitz.

AGM + quickplay this monday

Hi all,

The club AGM will be held Monday 25th September, to kick the season off this will be followed by the traditional cheese + wine quickplay. We play this with a handicap system to level the playing field between players of various strengths within the club.

Visitors and new members are very welcome but might prefer to arrive 8ish, assuming the cheese + wine quickplay is of more interest than the AGM anyhow!