The Bare Bones:
Club night: Wednesdays
for 2016/17 season:
September 14th 2016
Venue: Old Heathcoat
School Community Centre, 81 King Street,
Tiverton EX16 5JJ
Subscription: £10 p.a. (£5
for juniors) plus £3 (£1 for juniors)
not charged for their first three attendances.)
recognises and caters for the differing requirements of social players,
making their first approaches to a chess club, and the experienced club
warmly welcomed and suggestions are made regarding appropriate
and guidance are available and an informal competition (not obligatory)
is provided. It is
hoped that we shall be able to provide coaching and discussion sessions
during the 2016/17 season. The
friendly atmosphere of the club is enhanced by the availability of
coffee, tea and biscuits. Please
do drop in (and leave if you wish!) at any time during our playing
experienced player there is a club championship and a Rapidplay
tournament (30 minutes on each clock).
Details for the
The results of
games in each of the formal club tournaments are forwarded to the
English Chess Federation for grading.
Inter club matches within Devon County are
also arranged. For
the forthcoming season an entry will be made for the Championship
(Division 2) of the Exeter and District League (EDL).
Entries will also be made to appropriate Devon
County Chess Association (DCCA) competitions after consideration of the
individual gradings of the membership.
The club is
first mentioned in DCCA records as winners of the Mamhead Cup in 1955. This was during the
period of active participation by our most illustrious predecessor,
Andrew Thomas (1904-1985). Andrew
was a mathematics teacher and House Master at Blundell’s School and was
selected to play chess for England.
He wrote two chess books, Chess
for the Love of It and Chess
1990s, the club was able to assist in the early development of the
young prodigy, Nick Frost, who ultimately achieved 3rd
place in the World Amateur Championships.
Hewson, club champion for some years, plays regularly in international
tournaments and obtains creditable results against International
2015/16 season the club won the following inter club competitions:
Championship Trophy (teams of 4 with an aggregate grade of less than
The DCCA Mamhead
Cup (teams of 4 with aggregate grade less than 640)
The DCCA Newman
Cup (rapidplay competition for teams of 4 with aggregate grade less
COME AND JOIN US.
WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU!
Drop in at any time during club hours on a
Speak to Secretary Ivor, 07976 942 352,
you would like further information.