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 in 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.

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
  • Matthew Pugh
  • Bud MacAulay
    Social Secretary
  • Thomas Evans
  • Patrick Rice
    Vice President

Health & Safety

All clubs & societies are required to risk assess their activity to ensure it is carried out in a safe manner for members. Current risk assessments for Chess are available to view below