Welcome to our website.
We meet every Tuesday evening throughout the year, and welcome both members and non-members whether you wish to play league chess or just have some friendly games.
Our club meets in the upstairs function room at the Lincolnshire Poacher real ale pub, 161 Mansfield Road, NG1 3FR, which is 10 minutes walk up from the Victoria Centre. It’s also only a couple of stops by all NCT buses going up Mansfield Road (Stop FO12 ‘Huntingdon St’ if coming from town or stop FO09 ‘Huntingdon St’ if going towards town). Parking is available on Mansfield Road (a parking charge applies until 8pm) and just around the corner on North Sherwood Street.
We are perfectly located for anyone who likes chess and works or studies at Nottingham Trent University, which currently doesn’t have a chess club.
We have 5 teams in the Nottinghamshire Chess League (see the Nottinghamshire Chess Association’s website https://nottschess.org/): two in division one; one in division 2; one in division 3; one in division 5. Therefore we can offer competitive chess to players of all abilities.
We also have several internal competitions: the club championship each May; an ECF graded rapidplay tournament which runs throughout the season; a pre-season 10 minute time handicap; a lightning event (10 seconds on the buzzer) and various ad-hoc blitz events.
We would encourage players who have only ever played internet chess to come along and play across the board with another person. It is a completely different feel to playing online, arguably much more enjoyable, and a better way to determine your chess ability.
For more information please see our ‘Club Information’ page or contact our club secretary Brian Hayward at email@example.com or on 0115 9873784.