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 - 2014
We're holding another Rapidplay on Sunday 10th August 2014 at the Huddersfield Grosvenor Casino.
The format will be a single section accelerated swiss tournament.
1st = £500
2nd = £200
grading prizes = £100 each
Entry fee is £15 for ECF silver and above members. (£6 surcharge for everyone else)
Our leaflet can be downloaded here.
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|
Our annual general meeting is scheduled for this coming Wednesday 16th July at the Lindley Liberal Club from 7:30pm.
There are a number of items on the agenda....
With Robert Sutcliffe deciding to stepdown from all his posts we need a new secretary!
Teams for next year's leagues need to be decided upon and captains appointed to manage them.
Club venue ... it has been suggested moving our club night back to the Liberal Club earlier in the week.
We need ideas on how to re-establish our club night with many regulars now no longer with us with us losing Eddie Mellor earlier in the season.
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?
The dates for this years Club Championship are as follows:-
Round 1 - Friday 4th October 2013
Round 2 - Friday 8th November 2013
Round 3 - Friday 13th December 2013
Round 4 - Friday 10th January 2014
Round 5 - Friday 7th February 2014
Round 6 - Friday 7th March 2014
Round 7 - Friday 4th April 2014
Venue for all rounds being at the Ukrainian Club starting at 7.30pm
Pairings are done on the night with absentees getting a 'default'
2 bye's are allowed but the tournament committee must be told before the appropriate date