.Opportunities

Chess

The Chess Club is a place for chess players of all standards to meet. We provide equipment for casual play at club nights, to practice and improve, and provide an environment in which players can learn from one another and analyse games they have played.

We also play competitive chess at a variety of levels. We run tournaments within the club, and travel to external tournaments, encouraging our members to get more involved in chess. Our club nights are Thursday evenings, 6:30-10:30pm in the Bridge in the top floor of the SUSU building, as well as extra unscheduled meetings on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, announced shorter notice to our Facebook group..


About Chess

Membership Fee Information

These are the current membership fees offered by Chess, although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.

You must be a member of the Students' Union to join a club or society
NameCostValid PeriodDetails
Social Membership 2019/20FREE01/09/2019 - 31/08/2020This membership is for people who are interested in playing chess casually, and are not wanting to play in our league teams. Our Thursday evening club nights are free for all to attend and play chess in a casual setting. As there are no costs for the club for our casual sessions, Social Membership is free. League Members are also free to attend club nights.
League Membership 2019/20£1501/09/2019 - 31/08/2020This membership allows you to participate in our teams in the Southampton Chess League (SCL). The membership fee will go towards the SCL entry fee and travel for members to away matches. You will also need to purchase membership of the English Chess Federation (ECF) to play more than 3 games.

The Committee

All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Chess this year are:

  • Roman Mitra
    A Team Captain
  • Rui Simpson
    B Team Captain
  • Mohammad Leily
    C Team Captain
  • Rui Simpson
    President
  • Matthew Pugh
    Secretary
  • Bud MacAulay
    Social Secretary
  • Thomas Evans
    Treasurer
  • Patrick Rice
    Vice President