Club Founded 1901
The Alice Cross Day Centre,
(Opposite St. James Church)
3 Bitton Park Road,
The Teignmouth Chess Club, has existed continuously
for over 114 years, and has come through two World
Wars as well as periods of social and economical
change, it is embodied with tradition and is proud
to be there for all who love and enjoy the
disciplines and artistry of playing and competing in
the wonderful game of Chess. We have a healthy
membership of all standards from beginners to very
strong county players and a
special welcome is extended to new members of all
standards, including beginners in addition, if you
are not sure about joining, then free sessions are
offered for you to introduce yourself to the Club.
The chess club looks forward to welcoming you and is
confident that you will find our club welcoming and
will provide you with what we consider the best
chess playing facility within Devon County
Teignmouth Chess Club
2015/2016 season will commence on Tuesday 8th.
A special welcome is always extended to new
All standards, including beginners, are invited to
Free sessions are offered for you to introduce
yourself to the Club.
Club meets 6.30 to 10.30 p.m. approx.
Normally two Saturdays each month, from 2.30 to 6.30
p.m. (subject to variations due to County Leagues
and matches, congresses, etc. A list of Saturdays
will be included in the Fixture Card given to all
members at the beginning of October.
ends with the Clubs’ Annual General Meeting on
Tuesday May 10th. 2016.
Alice Cross Day Centre, (opposite St. James
TQ14 9BT (Tele: 01626 778039)
The Club has a range of playing
standards from those of a very good standard to those
who would regard themselves as comparative learners.
The Club participates in the
Devon County Chess Leagues (Divisions 1, 2, 3 and 4
and K-O) and Torbay Chess Leagues (Divisions 1, 2, 3,
4 and Rapidplay and Knockout). League players must be
at least Bronze members of the English Chess
Federation (included in Club subscripti
Internal Competitions %
Internal Club competitions are
run throughout the season, to give members the
opportunity to play competitive chess. The internal
games are pre-arranged, which is a very popular system
with the members, this ensures that all members have a
competition (ECF Graded) game at each club evening.
The following list of Club tournaments indicates the
high level of activity at each Club evenings.
All players in the following
internal Club competitions must be Bronze members of
the English Chess Federation.
Handicap. Each player is
awarded a start score. Games are standard play.
Internal competitions games
are prearranged for you by John Ariss, Club
All Club games are registered
for English Chess Federation grading (400+ games last
season). The Club matches are organised by John Ariss,
also Match Captain Torbay League and Ray Chubb DCCA
League, for 2015/16. Each Team has a Team Captain.
A very popular Swiss Tournament. This runs from May
2016 through to September 2016.
It is also open to none Teignmouth Club members as a
drop in (£1 board fee).
Chess training sessions can be arranged during the
season when requested.
Teaching, coaching and playing
sessions may be arranged on Tuesdays during the Club
Evening, with more advanced beginners and juniors able
to join in all the activities of the full Club
Teignmouth Chess Club Rapidplay Congress (1 day).
To be held at Trinity School,
Teignmouth on Saturday 26th. March 2016 (tbc). The
Congress brochure is normally published during
January. Congress Secretary Norman Tidy (01803
There are excellent facilities at the Centre. There
are some chess instruction DVD’s available for
borrowing. Refreshments are available
(Tea/coffee + biscuit at £1.00 or orange drink
+biscuit 50p) with members taking turns in serving
on a tea rota.
subscription for 2015-2016 season is £33.00, which
is inclusive of the English Chess Federations
Bronze membership (£10 for juniors under 18
years on the 1-9-2015).
Newcomers are welcome to
attend a few sessions without charge, until they have
made up their minds whether they wish to join.
(Special arrangements can be made for paying
subscriptions by prior arrangement with the
The Chess Club looks forward to welcoming you and is
confident that you will find our Club the best.