St Albans Chess Club is the largest chess club in Hertfordshire, and runs an active programme of internal club competitions, league and cup matches against neighbouring clubs and, of course, informal games against other club members. The club is also active socially, including an annual overseas jamboree (in which chess is not the only activity!) And our venue has a nice bar ...
If you are interested in coming along, you will be cordially welcomed, whatever the standard of your chess. Members can opt to play as much or as little chess as they choose, so you needn't worry about having to commit large amounts of your time in advance.We meet on Monday or Tuesday evenings (click here for a full list of the club evenings for the current season) from 7:30 at the County Constitutional Club, 29 Ridgmont Road, St Albans, AL1 3AG. Club nights run every week of the year, except bank holidays.
During the summer, the club continues to meet on Monday evenings but at a different venue: The Goat Inn, 37 Sopwell Lane, St Albans, AL1 1RN.
Every Easter the club organises the St Albans Chess Congress, which is one of the most popular chess congresses in the area.
The club makes a major investment in the future of chess in our area through our separate club for school-age children, the "Early Knights", which meets before the senior club on Monday evenings during school term. The Early Knights are coached every week by younger members of the senior club (several of whom are former Early Knights), and once a month by Chris Cook, a Hertfordshire junior coach. With over 25 members, the Early Knights currently has a short waiting list for new joiners, but please don't hesitate to put your child's name on the waiting list, as we are planning to increase our coaching capacity.