Chess Club

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, 7:30-10:00pm in the SUSU Cafe on the 3rd floor of the SUSU building..

About Chess Club

Membership Fee Information

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

NameCostValid PeriodDetailsJoin
League Membership£1001/09/2018 - 31/08/2019This membership allows you to participate in our teams in the Southampton Chess League (SCL). The membership fee will go towards game fees 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.Buy Now
Social MembershipFREE01/09/2018 - 31/08/2019This 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.
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The Committee

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

  • Paul Waddingham
    A Team Captain
  • David Lambton
    B Team Captain
  • Matthew Pugh
    C Team Captain
  • David Lambton
    C Team Captain
  • Patrick Rice
  • David Lambton
  • Michael Fernandez
    Social Secretary
  • Thomas Evans
  • Stephen Gow
    Vice President