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.

The Senior Section of the club meets every Tuesday night from 7.30pm to 10.30pm in the Mount Pleasant Hotel.

Here 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 are two Senior 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.

The Junior Section of the club meets on Monday nights during term-time from 6.30pm to 8.30pm in the Leyland Road Methodist Church Hall

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 Junior team in Division 4 of the Merseyside League and we also compete in other tournaments in the region.

To find out more about the Junior Section click on the tab in the menu bar above.
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  • Not one, but two Division titles for Southport!  On Tuesday Southport 1 beat Atticus 4 (by 5 games to 2) to secure the Merseyside League Divivsion 2 title for 2014-15, and still a final game in hand ...
    Posted 9 Apr 2015, 12:46 by Kevin Walsh
  • Final Game for 2nd Team - Match Report  The final game of the season saw Southport 2 travelling to Aigburth to take on their 4th team. Southport needed a draw to secure the Merseyside League Division 4 title ...
    Posted 9 Apr 2015, 12:34 by Kevin Walsh
  • Buzzer Lightning Tournament  This event is a single evening tournament of five games each where a buzzer sounds every ten seconds and each player has to play his move ON THE BUZZER, not ...
    Posted 17 Mar 2015, 11:12 by Kevin Walsh
  • New Venue for the Senior Club From the beginning of March 2015, the Senior Club will be changing both its venue and its club and match nights. The new venue is the Alexandra Suite in the ...
    Posted 19 Feb 2015, 06:29 by Kevin Walsh
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