Welcome to the website of probably the best chess club in Nottingham.

We meet on Tuesday evenings throughout the year, welcoming both members and non-members. We are one of the few Nottingham based clubs that stay active during the summer months.

We are located at the Lincolnshire Poacher real ale pub, 161 Mansfield Rd NG1 3FR (upstairs function room). It’s only a 5 – 10 minute walk from Victoria Centre, or just a couple of stops by bus. Parking is available on Mansfield Road (a small parking charge applies until 8pm) and on North Sherwood Street.

We have 6 teams in the Nottinghamshire Chess League this season (see the Nottinghamshire Chess Association’s website http://nottschess.org/), so we can offer competitive league chess to players of all abilities.

We also have several internal competitions, such as the Club Championship each May, an  ECF graded Rapid Play Swiss that runs throughout the year, and various summer Swiss events including the traditional and very popular pre-season 10 mins per player time handicap Swiss. Please see the ‘News’ page for reports about these events.

For more information please see our ‘Club Information’ page or contact our club secretary Brian Hayward at bmhayward@aol.com or on 0115 9873784.