Southport Chess Club provides a friendly and supportive environment for chess players of all ages: the Senior Section of the club has members ranging in age from 16 to 80+, and the very active Junior Section caters for children of age 7 years and upwards. New members are always welcome.

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Southport Chess Club  currently meets every Tuesday evening in the Central Club, 20 Bath Street. The Junior Section commences at 6pm and the Senior Section runs between 7:30pm and 10:30pm.

In the Senior Section of the club you can partake in friendly games against other members with a broad range of ability. Competitions are held throughout the year ranging from one-night Lightning or Blitz tournaments through to all-against-all competitions running over several months.

 We have  three  teams in the Merseyside League and we also compete in Merseyside Cup and Lightning Competitions.

 If you are interested in playing Chess on a friendly or competitive basis, just turn up to the Club any Tuesday evening to give it a try. You can attend for three times before deciding to become a Club member.

In the Junior Section of the club structured tuition is provided to develop the chess skills and competences of the members, who also participate in friendly games and competitive tournaments.

 We have a team in the Merseyside Junior League, some Junior members play in the Senior teams and we also compete in other tournaments in the region.

 The Junior Club is also a a Learning Destination for the Children’s University.

  To find out more about the Junior Section click on the tab in the menu bar above.
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  • New Featured Game  On Tuesday 4th February 2020 Southport 1 beat Prescot 1 by 4.5 to 1.5;   Paul Dansey (on board 2),  playing against David Owens, used the "Staunton Gambit Accepted ...
    Posted 8 Feb 2020, 10:41 by Kevin Walsh
  • Summer Lightening Tournament  The 2019 Summer Lightening Tournament was held on Tuesday 13th July. There were 18 entrants, three of whom came from our Junior Club. Ten seconds were allowed per move, as ...
    Posted 15 Aug 2019, 09:55 by Kevin Walsh
  • New Venue for Chess Club!  Southport Chess Club now meets at the Central Club, Bath Street. The same place as before but no longer the Conservative Club which has changed its name to the Central ...
    Posted 18 Nov 2018, 13:17 by Kevin Walsh
  • Lightening Tournament Results  The pre-season Lightening Tournament proved very popular. The 14 entrants played 5 rounds with opponents being drawn in the "Swiss style" in which players are matched according to ...
    Posted 31 Aug 2018, 11:37 by Kevin Walsh
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