Chess Club

About us


Chess is back at UCLAN and better than ever! The club aims to create a fun and friendly environment where players of all ability can chill out, socialise and learn the beautiful game of chess as a collective.

There is something for everyone!

  • Beginners: If you have always had an interest in learning how to play chess, now is your chance! Now has never been better to get into chess, as it’s a fun way to keep your brain active and develop problem solving skills. We will teach you how to play while having some fun along the way. We look forward to teaching you the exciting side of chess with our shorter time controls.
  • Intermediate/Advanced: For those that have been playing for a while and are wanting to improve, we aim to go through opening and tactics together alongside playing games. In our session we will mainly be playing 10 l 0 rapid, so get ready for exciting time scrambles. We will be looking to host tournaments online and over the board internally, with scope for external competitions.

WEEKLY SESSIONS: Every Wednesday 18:00-20:00

Putting the ‘S’ in chess! Socials:

We will be putting on a variety of socials throughout the year such as bowling, laser tag, minigolf, and group meals plus anything else that we can come up with!

Memberships for all this are only £5, so come be a part of UCLAN’s revitalised chess club


Committee Members 2023/24:

Chair - Joseph Knill-Jones

Vice Chair- Alfie Ryan

Secretary- Young Uwazuruike

Treasurer- Sairaj Patil



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