Teignmouth Chess 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 115 years, and has come through two World
Wars as well as periods of social and economic
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
The Teignmouth Chess Club 2016/2017 season
will commence on Tuesday 13th. September 2016.
A special welcome is always extended to new members
All standards, including beginners, are invited to
Free sessions are
offered for you to introduce yourself to the Club.
Tuesday. 13th September to
Tuesday. 3rd January to
Tuesday. 19th. May 2017.
Club meets 6.30 to 10.30 p.m. approx.
Normally two Saturdays each month, from 2.00 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.
The season ends with the Clubsí Annual General
Meeting on Tuesday May 10th. 2016.
The Alice Cross Day Centre, (opposite St. James
3 Bitton Park Road,
Teignmouth. TQ14 9BT (Tele: 01626
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 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 subscription
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
player is awarded a start score. Games are standard
Club Weekly Competitions throughout the Year
Internal competitions games are prearranged for you
by John Ariss, Club competitions organizer.
All Club games are registered for English Chess
(400+ games last season).
Torbay and Devon Leagues
The Club leagues matches (Torbay and Devon County)
are overseen/organized by John Ariss with each team
having 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
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 sessions.
Teignmouth Chess Club Rapidplay Congress
To be held at Trinity School, Teignmouth on Saturday 1st April 2017.
The Congress brochure is normally published during
Organizer/Secretary Mark Cockerton Email email@example.com.
There are excellent facilities at the Centre. There
are some chess instruction DVDís 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.
The subscription for 2016-2017 season is £33.00,
which is inclusive of the English Chess Federations
for juniors under 18 years on the 1-9-2016).
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.