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A friendly club for all

Welcome to Ormsirk and District Chess Club

Summer Tournaments!

Monday May 6th sees the return of our popular post season club tournaments!

These are generally run as a 'swiss' style tournament with serveral short
games through the night. Play will start about 8pm.
Be there early to sign up as places are often limited.

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Weekly Meetings

The Club usually meets every Monday evening from 7:30pm
Aughton Institute, Bold Lane, Aughton, L39 6SG

See Map

** No meeting on 27th May due to Bank Holiday **

Click Meeting Schedule link below for this and other known variations!

Meetings Schedule

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About Us

We are a small but friendly club that has been running since 1968 providing a venue for like minded souls to have a game of chess in sociable and relaxed manner.
We submit teams to play in the Warrington League.
We play regularly each week either competitively against other teams or socially among our members.

Don't want to be in our teams, that's fine, join us to have just a friendly game with nothing more than your pride at stake.

Come along, see what's happening, play, learn, chat, all are welcome.

For further information contact acting Secretary Sean Murphy:

Telephone: 07809 828981 or E-mail: OrmskirkChess@OrmskirkChess.org.uk

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Meetings Schedule

Times:
Mondays (also some Tuesdays depending on venue availability) from 7.30 pm until 10.30 pm)
at the Aughton Institute, Bold Lane, Aughton, L39 6SG. See Variations listed below.

Attendance Rules:
All people attending are advised that you not allowed to bring your own food and drink to the venue. Please buy any refreshments from the Bar, it helps secure the venue for our future use of the room.
Also note our rules on younger players.

Click here for the location and a map.

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Variations on club meeting dates as currently known

Weekly meetings are normally held Monday of each week. Listed below is the schedule for May.
Any further changes will be notified here as soon as they are known.
 
Monday 6 May 2024
Monday Tuesday 13 14 May 2024
Monday 20 May 2024
Monday 27 April 2024 Bank Holiday
Monday 3 June 2024

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Junior and Youth Memberships

We have a dynamic Junior and Youth section, though the club makes no special arrangements for younger players.

Players aged 10 upwards may join for some friendly competition and advice.
They may also be offered the chance to join one of our teams and play more competitively against other clubs in the area.

Basic teaching of the rules are beyond our remit at present, though friendly advice is always available.

Players should to have a understanding of the rules and some basic tactics prior to visiting.
We suggest on-line at sites such as lichess.org or Chess.com or from a more formal source such as their school.

We offer the chance for a younger player to experience a more mature style of play.

Play against other club members of similar age (or otherwise), have fun and improve your game!
Some of our strongest players are under 18.
   
NB: Please note the club is not registered to look after unattended children. It is expected that a parent or guardian will be present to supervise for the duration of each child's visit.
(This also applies to any on-line participation.)
   
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Match Fixtures List

The club is a member of the Warrington and District Chess League (WDCL)

Current Season started in September 2023 New Season will be starting from September 2024

We have several teams entered in the Warrington and Disctrict Chess League matching our wits against other nearby clubs. The league is aligned to the English Chess Federation(ECF) which is the main national ruling body for chess in the UK promoting chess playing in the UK and also represents the country in chess matters internationally.
All League team players will earn a chess 'grade' which provides a standardised measure of ability across the country.

An up-to-date list and results can be seen here on the LMS site that is now being used to record match results, replacing the manual process run by the WDCL in earlier years.

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Club Information

Memberships
   
Fixtures
   
Teams
   
Officers
   
Honours

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Thinking Hard!
A friendly club, but sometimes it's serious competition!

Links

WDCL Warrington and District Chess League
   
LMS - WDCL League Management System - WDCL Page
   
Chess.com Our on-line chess tournament provider
   
ECF The English Chess Federation
   
MCA Merseyside Chess Association

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