St Albans Chess Club

The County Club, 29 Ridgmont Road - a short walk from St Albans City station.
SatNav location: AL1 3AH

Adults & Older Juniors
Monday, 7.30pm to 11.00pm
Contact: Aidan Ellis,
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Early Knights
Monday, 6.15pm to 7.15pm (during school term)
Contact: Rosemary Phillips & Michael Flatt
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Welcome

The new season began on Monday 4th September 2017 at The County Club, Ridgmont Road.

Early Knights meet from 6.15pm, and the adults section, including older juniors, from 7.30pm.

The Final of the Lavers Ladder, carried over from the end of last season, was won by John Gemmell.

Monday 11th September saw IM Peter Roberson give a Simultaneous Exhibition over 20 boards against club members and guests. He scored 17 wins, 1 draw (against Simon Narbeth) and 2 losses (against Jeremy Fraser-Mitchell and Aidan Ellis).

Tuesday 26th September, St Albans travelled to Watford to contest the annual Cheshire Board match. Watford wrested the trophy from St Albans, with the final score 9-6.



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Double Cross Match, June 2017    © Surjit Dhemrait


This season, the Club will again be entering teams in the Hertfordshire League, Herts & District (U160) League, U120 League and KO Cup competitions. Fixtures are now available.

The Amsters Travel Club are currently planning their trip to Delft, Netherlands for the first weekend in March 2018. Members interested in joining the chess and cultural excursion should contact the foreign secretary, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Annual subscription are unchanged and should be paid to the Treasurer before the end of September to obtain the discounted rates: adult membership is £50; Junior, full time student, unwaged is £25.

It is also recommended that members playing in competitions should renew their ECF membership so as to avoid ECF grading fees incurred by unregistered players being charged to the Club.

Two clubs will be moving to new venues this season:

Bishops Stortford Chess Cub (from September 2017).
Meet on Thursday.
Bishop’s Stortford Methodist Church Hall, 34b South Street, Bishop’s Stortford CM23 3AZ

Watford Chess Club (from October 2017).
Meet on Monday (changed from Tuesday).
West Herts Sports & Social Club, 8 Park Avenue, Watford WD18 7HP