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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  • The Queen's Gambit - book review  The Queen's Gambit, released by Netfix as a mini series in 2020, is based on a book by Walter Tevis first published in 1983. Southport Chess Club member Paul ...
    Posted 19 Dec 2020, 09:21 by Kevin Walsh
  • The Junior Club Closed  It is with deep regret that due to the worsening conditions we feel we must again close the Junior Club. 
    Posted 3 Oct 2020, 09:45 by Kevin Walsh
  • The Junior Club is Continuing to Meet  In compliance with Government Guidance on after-school clubs, and other out-of-school settings we are pleased to announce that our Junior Club will continue to meet as normal ...
    Posted 16 Sept 2020, 13:51 by Kevin Walsh
  • Club Activities Suspended - Again   Following a very brief one night reopening of the Chess Club  we have now had to postpone the club nights again for the foreseeable future as a result of the ...
    Posted 10 Sept 2020, 10:44 by Kevin Walsh
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