Welcome to Phones Chess Club

Junior Tournament, Sat. 6th October 2018

A Junior 25 minutes per player Swiss Tournament of 24 players (graded under 1001), run under the auspices of the DDCA will be held by Phones Chess Club on 6/10/18 – registration is at 10am. There will be 5 or 6 rounds depending on results. Play will start at 10.15am and there will be a half hour break for lunch after Round 2, restarting at around 1pm and continuing until a finish. 

Entry is £3 per player. Depending on entries a First Prize of £25 will be on offer as well as a 2nd and 3rd prize. In the event of a tie, prize money will be shared equally (no play offs). All games will be sent to Chess Scotland for grading. Entrants to this Tournament will be eligible for the Walter Munn Grand Prix.

All are welcome but we have limited numbers, on a first come first served basis.

Click here for all details and how to enter (via Email, by 4th Oct.) 


The Club is closed for the summer, but will open again from 1st October

Note: We will this year meet on Wednesday evenings (not Mondays). Same venue.

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.

That’s the Club closed for the summer now…

…but we will be open again in October. We also will meet up informally in September. Send an email to one of the coaches listed below if you want more info. or on joining the club next season.

The Chess Club meets on Wednesday evenings, between 7.20-10.00 pm for the adult members. (Months of October to June).

We 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 6.15-7.15pm.

Junior Testimonial

The club hosts a junior hour from 6.15pm – children and their parents are welcome, and coaching is free, with a small membership fee. The junior hour now runs until 7.15pm 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.

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 an annual one-off charge of £5. For more information contact John or Luke or Colin (details below), or use the website form to contact us.

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.

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).

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 a map and directions click here


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