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.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus problem all Senior and Junior club activities have been suspended until further notice...... but join our online club instead

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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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  • Southport Chess Club goes online  We may not be able to meet in person, but that doesn't stop you playing other members of the club (or indeed other players worldwide). To join our online ...
    Posted 19 Mar 2020, 10:32 by Kevin Walsh
  • Club Activities Suspened  Due to the Coronavirus, we have suspended all chess club activities for the foreseeable future.  There will be no Tuesday club nights for the Juniors or Seniors. The Merseyside ...
    Posted 18 Mar 2020, 05:17 by Kevin Walsh
  • 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
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