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A friendly club for all

Welcome to Ormsirk and District Chess Club

Weekly Meetings

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

See Meeting Schedule link below for known variations!

Meetings Schedule

See Map

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*** Summer Competitions ***

This summer, up until the end of August, the club will hold regular mini competitions to offer a challenge for all players. Be there early to get your place, numbers are limited!

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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, sometimes the Merseyside League and have ran some events of our own.
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.
We do charge as small fee for all non-members of £2 per player again to cover room hire costs.
If you choose to join use, this charge does not apply.
Also note our rules on younger players and on Covid19 precautions.

Click here for the location and a map.

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Variations on club meeting dates as currently known

Other than the following dates, weekly meetings are normally held Monday of each week. Any changes will be notified here as soon as they are known.
 
Monday Tuesday 11 12 September 2023
Monday Tuesday 09 10 October 2023
Monday Tuesday 13 14 November 2023
 
CHRISTMAS 2023 and NEW YEAR 2024 meeting dates
Monday (normal day) 18 December 2023
No Meeting (Christmas) Monday 25 December 2023
No Meeting (New Year) Monday 01 January 2024
Monday 08 January 2024
 
Then normal Monday meeting are resumed except for following dates
 
Monday Tuesday 12 13 February 2024
Monday Tuesday 11 12 March 2024
Monday 8 April 2024

Covid19

The club would encourage members (and visitors) to take appropriate precautions
and not attend if they are feeling unwell

When arriving feel free to use the hand sanitiser provided!
(Club members arriving early should put these out from the club equipment box)

There is no longer a need to wear masks, but if you wish to do so, please do!
If spectating ideally, please keep back at least 2 metres. DO NOT crowd round table(s).

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On-line Meetings

The Club occasionally runs on-line tournaments via the Chess.com website.
Details of these will be advertised "as and when".

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Junior and Youth Memberships

We have a dynamic Junior and Youth section, though there are 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)

New Season will be starting from September 2023

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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