The Huddersfield Chess Club was founded in 1852 by John Watkinson (his photo is in our logo courtesy of the British Chess Magazine) and we currently meet at the Huddersfield Ukrainian Club on a Friday from 7:30pm with a junior club from 6:30-8:00pm.
Weekend congresses, 30 minute rapidplay and 5 minute blitz tournaments are also organised by our Club attracting players from around the country.
Huddersfield Rapidplay - Sunday 10th August 2014
Daniel Gormally GM is this years Rapidplay champion making up for his disappointment in our first Grosvenor Rapidplay when he missed out to Mark Hebden GM. Ameet Ghasi came second with 5/6 who only lost to Daniel in round 5.
There were 2 grading prizes. 141 to 170 grading prize was shared between Huddersfield's Dave Tooley and Martin Sheard and the U141 grading prize was won by Paul May.
All the results are currently being processed and will be on the website shortly.
Thanks to all who entered.
The general feedback we've had from our Casino Rapidplays is that many don't mind the background noise of the occasional slot machine compared to a silent room where the slightest noise is annoying - it's obviously totally unsuitable for long play games but it appears to be working for the Rapidplay as a venue. So far our numbers haven't been exceptional but we are now currently looking at setting a date for our 4th to give people plenty of notice and we're also hopeful that we'll get some sponsorship from the casino for our next rapidplay to help boost the entry. Watch this space .....
Huddersfield's 10th Congress - 2014
All the results from this years congress can now be seen via our tournaments page.
Congratulations to all our winners ....
|grading prize (U180)=||John Garnett||3|
|Grading Prize U167=||Jonah Willow||3|
|Grading Prize U155||Joshua Blinkhorn||3|
|Grading Prize U131=||Paul Smith||3|
We had our AGM as planned - website will be updated with full details very soon.
October 2013 sadly sees another long serving member of the Huddersfield Chess Club leave us.
Eddie Mellor who has been a member of the club for over 40 years sadly lost his battle with cancer at the age of 76 and only recently stepped down as club secretary due to his health.
Eddie joins Edgar Priestley, Tony Midgley, Andrew Chadwick, James Rushton and Dennis Wilkinson in our list of departing long serving members.
Our aging members were recently the driving force of our club, so now we need to attract new faces to keep our club nights going.
It is interesting to note at this point that amongst all our current and past senior members, not one of them suffered with dementia. Is this one of the benefits of playing chess?