Liverpool Chess Club

Liverpool Chess Club Overview

Liverpool Chess club today is thriving in the heart of Liverpool at our home in The Vines Public house on Lime Street in the centre of Liverpool  which is a tremendous venue in terms of location, vibrance and its perfect atmosphere for playing chess. In 2018/19 season we will have five teams represented in all Divisions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the Merseyside Chess Association leagues and Liverpool Juniors who won the first Merseyside Junior League from May 2017 will play in the Junior League

The Club was founded on 15th December 1837 in the Lyceum building in Bold Street, the club is one of, if not the oldest existing chess club in England today although a number of other clubs were founded before 1837 and records indicting the club existed by at least 1813. In 1892 Liverpool was seen to be the largest chess club in the world with 150 members

New members are very welcome, we are always looking for new members of all standards to join the club so please join us any Tuesday from 7.30pm or from 6pm -7.30pm for Juniors (aged 7-17)
Free coaching is provided for all members of the club, our Senior players of a variety of styles will gladly help you develop your game and the club run Internal competitions all year round to allow all members to challenge for trophies and places in the various club teams

We also have special events for new members, juniors, and simultaneous displays with Grandmasters and International masters visit the club to challenge up to 20 members at once

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Merseyside Junior Chess Congress – Sat 26th March 2022

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Liverpool Chess Club leaflet

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