Join us for Chat and Chess

We've recently setup our own discord server. If you'd like to get involved, chat and play chess online, you're welcome to join us. Signing up is pretty easy, and you…

Continue Reading Join us for Chat and Chess

Meet GM Reggie Gottschalk

Meet the latest edition to the Gottschalk clan, Reggie is already kicking up a storm on the chess board! He has dad, Danny, right where he wants him! So Dad,…

Continue Reading Meet GM Reggie Gottschalk

Chess is Suspended

Given the current situation with the COVID-19 coronavirus, and recent government advice, we have decided to cancel our Monday evening sessions at the Abbey, with immediate effect. We'll keep you…

Continue Reading Chess is Suspended

My opponent won’t resign!

Following of from last week’s presentation, Mark Allison runs through a game and talks about staying calm and keeping a cool head, when your opponent won’t resign a lost position. (more…)

Continue Reading My opponent won’t resign!

Online Arena #7

Only 4 of us for this week's Lichess arena. A win for myself on 9 points, second for Brendan on 7 points, and third for Bill on 6 points. Enjoyed…

Continue Reading Online Arena #7

Online Arena #6

Congratulations to Daniel for his win tonight in our online tournament, finishing on a whopping 16 points, with David second on 12 points, and Brendan third on 8 points. Final…

Continue Reading Online Arena #6

Online Arena #5

There were 6 of us for this week's Lichess arena (some of us were away at the Doncaster Chess Congress). This week's winner was Jamie on 7 points, with runners…

Continue Reading Online Arena #5

Online Arena #4

A win for Jamie this week on 10 points, with Daniel and Brendan both finishing on 4 points. Only 5 players though, so we didn't all get the same number…

Continue Reading Online Arena #4

Online Arena #3

Great drama tonight in our online Lichess arena. Some very close and tense games. Some daylight chess robbery. Some of us definitely need to work on our time management skills.…

Continue Reading Online Arena #3