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Season 2016/17



Torbay Chess Club is a newly formed Chess Club within Torbay and is an amalgamation of Torquay and Brixham Chess Clubs. The club is spearheaded by John Ariss, well known local arbiter and organiser at various local chess clubs. Its aim is to firmly re-establish a chess club within Torbay and create a club worthy of the size of area it represents.

The club offers the opportunity to play at various locations throughout the Bay with club nights at Paignton on Mondays, Brixham on Tuesdays, and Torquay on Wednesdays. However, the main club night is Paignton on a Monday and newcomers to the club are recommended to go to Paignton on a Monday.

The first club session will be held at Paignton on Monday 5th December at Room 1, the Methodist Church, Palace Avenue, Paignton. The plan for the current season is to hold an internal rated competition and to play a few matches with local clubs. Then in the following season the club will enter teams in the Torbay League and DCCA Leagues depending on the makeup of the club and the likely commitment.

There are no membership costs, you pay a 2 table fee on the night at Torquay and Paignton, and nothing at Brixham. Club nights start at 7 p.m. and their locations are:


Room 1,

Methodist Church,

Palace Avenue,


TQ3 3EQ.



Brixham Conservative Club,

New Road,





Torquay Bridge Club,

Zion Road,


TQ2 5RZ.


When you turn into Zion Road there is a cream coloured building straight ahead of you.  Turn left at this building down a narrow road and the Bridge Club is straight ahead. The Chess Club is on the top floor (ring the bell if the door is locked).


For further details, contact John Ariss on 01803 843754 or e-mail  marriottqpr@hotmail.com. Alternatively, go to http://www.torbaychessclub.com/