(updated 31st August 2023)
A friendly club for all
Welcome to Ormsirk and District Chess Club
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!
*** 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!
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
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.
A friendly club, but sometimes it's serious competition!
|Warrington and District Chess League
|LMS - WDCL
|League Management System - WDCL Page
|Our on-line chess tournament provider
|The English Chess Federation
|Merseyside Chess Association
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