A tiger writes . . .

A member of the club, who is a bit of a literary gent on the quiet, recently sent me an email that started off "Dear Tiger . . .", an…

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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…

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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…)

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Lichess

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Quite a few of us have been playing on popular internet chess website lichess.org. More recently, we've been running an online tournament for club members every Sunday evening from 6:30pm.…

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Congratulations Daniel

News reaches us of a Fantastic result by Woodseats' newest and youngest member, Daniel Clayton. Playing in the Advanced group at the Yorkshire Junior Chess Day held at The Archbishop…

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Our New Home

We are no longer at the Red Lion on Chesterfield road. Our new home, is The Abbey, futher along Chesterfield road, at the junction with Abbey Lane. The Abbey 944…

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50 years of Woodseats Chess

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WOODSEATS GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY! In the summer of 1970, a group of gentlemen met in the Batemoor & Jordanthorpe Community centre and established the B.& J. Chess Club, 50 years on,…

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