St Albans Chess Club meets on Mondays at the County Club, Ridgmont Road. (See map)
Juniors: 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Adults: 7:30pm onwards
In Summer (July and August) we relocate to the Goat Inn, Sopwell Lane. (See map)
Prospective members are encouraged to visit the Club as our guests, play a few games and chat with the Club Secretary and other Members. The Club caters for players of all strengths.
As well as hosting informal games and organising competitions between club members, St Albans Chess Club competes in a wide variety of matches against other Hertfordshire clubs.
Domestic club competitions include: The Silver Rook Individual Championship, Handicap Rapidplay Cup, Lavers Ladder (15 minute Rapidplay), pre-season Cheshire Board match against Watford (up to 20 boards) and end-of-season Double Cross rapidplay against Harrow (up to 20 boards).
St Albans enter teams in the following competitions: Hertfordshire League (6 divisions), Hertfordshire Knockout Cups (Russell Open, Sharp U160, U140 and U120), Hertfordshire and District U160 League (2 divisions), Hertfordshire U120 League (1 division) and Old Puller Cup Rapidplay.
Club Members are also eligible to enter the Hertfordshire Closed County Individual Championships comprising: Caple Open, Burn U160 and Bounce U120 Cups.
Keen players may also like play for a Hertfordshire County Team on Saturdays in the Southern Counties SCCU League (Open, U140 and U120) or East Anglian EACU  League (U160) and progress, if the county team qualifies, to the National Final of the Minor Counties Knock Out.
The club also organises: Early Knights Junior Chess Club, exhibition matches by International Players, St Albans Annual Weekend Congress, Ampsters' weekend trips abroad and matches against visiting European Clubs.