About the club
Phones Chess Club prides itself on being a friendly club. Players of all levels and strengths can be assured of a warm welcome and a game to match their ability. We have teams in Division 1, 2 and 3 of the Glasgow Chess League and with two major internal tournaments, you can play as seriously or as casually as you like.
New members are always welcome – just come along to the venue and you should be able to get a game and meet some of the members. Venue details are at the foot of this page.
Club is open throughout the year, except during the summer when we normally are closed and also on major bank holidays (Christmas and New Year etc).
The Chess Club meets on Wednesday evenings, between 7.20-10.00 pm for the adult members. (Months of October to June).
There are several teams and so plenty of matches to play in, if you want to play graded, competitive matches at some point. We also have informal games on club nights and welcome newcomers of all abilities and we only ask people to join after a few weeks attendance. Come along and show us the way you move!
Junior Chess Club meets from 6.45-7.45pm.
The club hosts a junior hour from 6.45pm – children and their parents are welcome, and coaching is free, with a small membership fee. The junior hour now runs until 7.45pm to allow preparation for the adult session.
We now have set up a waiting list for the Junior club, as we have reached our maximum number of junior members. This means anyone wanting to become new junior members will be put on a waiting list for next season. This does not affect current members.
Send an email to one of the coaches for more info. or on joining the club. Colin Paterson, Luke Barker and John Mcintyre are the registered Chess Scotland coaches, we also get assistance from club members and parents in attendance.
We ask only that the juniors join as school pupil members – at a one-off charge of £5 per season (Autumn and Spring). For more information contact John or Luke or Colin (details below), or use the website form to contact us.
Club Championship 2017-18 Season
Top places in this years club championship (April/May 2018) were:
Club champion Pavlos Bozinakis
2nd Equal David McCafferty & Diarmid Gibson
4th Dipen Shah
Congratulations to Pavlos and thank you to everyone for playing. Pictured is Pavlos receiving the trophy from Club President, Peter Griffin. 4th place Dipen in the background!
AGM June 18th 2018, key points:
- Adult/senior members: For season 2018/19, rate will be £20 for the year for all (waged and unwaged).
- Junior members: For season 2018/19, rate will be £5 for the term before Christmas and then an extra £5 for term after Christmas. (i.e. £10 total for the year).
The club will most likely be meeting on Wednesday evenings from October 2018. Same venue, and we remain grateful and feel lucky to be hosted by St Andrew Bridge Club.
Thank you to all the juniors and parents who came along to our two mini-tournaments, and made it a great success and fun way to end the season.
Getting to the club venue
We are currently hosted by a Bridge club, the address is:
St. Andrew Bridge Club
2 Woodside Crescent,
Glasgow G3 7UL
For further information, contact:
John McIntyre (click to send email)
Mobile : 07846 211 384
Luke Barker (click to send email)
Mobile : 07962 440 320
Or send us a message via the website contact form