Aberystwyth University Chess Club




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A society for both competitive souls and for those who just enjoy a good game of chess and great company. we compete at tournaments across the UK and hold 2 sessions a week (Monday and Wednesday)


Welcome to the Aberystwyth University Chess Society, asociety for both competitive souls, and for those who just enjoy a good game and great company. We welcome players of all abilities, including complete beginners. Whether you're a Grandmaster in the making, or just about know how the horses move, you’ll find your home with us. 

Over the last few years our growing society has had tremendous success over the board, becoming the 2018 BUCA Division 3 Chess Champions. Last year we continued our tournament success, reaching the finals of 20/20, narrowly missing out on 3rd in Division 3 of BUCA, and continuing our long-running Aberystwyth vs. Bangor Varsity win streak. In our first ever season in the local Dyfed chess league, we finished in an impressive 3rd place, and won the Iolo Jones Trophy for the best performance for a team by players rated under 1700. In addition to this tremendous success, we raised over £400 for charity in our annual 24 hour online tournament, which is always a fun and light-hearted event.

Normally, we would meet in the Aberystwyth Arts Centre on Wednesday at 12 noon - 6pm for our regular session. However, due to the current pandemic & social distancing guidelines, we have moved to an online format until we can find a safe way to hold sessions in person. We tend to host these online events on Lichess.org every Wednesday from 2pm

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email one of us, or join our Facebook page for constant updates.

President - Toby Bates: tob20@aber.ac.uk

Captain – Owain Davies: owd8@aber.ac.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/453596331407491/

Discord: https://discord.gg/kz7c2dZ


Code of conduct: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/file/C3DE1B9D-9EAD-45EF-A713-40A16AA67386?tenantId=d47b090e-3f5a-4ca0-84d0-9f89d269f175&fileType=docx&objectUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fprifysgolaber.sharepoint.com%2Fsites%2FChessSociety%2FShared%20Documents%2FGeneral%2FEssential%20files%20and%20links%2FCode%20of%20Conduct%20(SocietiesSports%2018.19).doc.docx&baseUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fprifysgolaber.sharepoint.com%2Fsites%2FChessSociety&serviceName=teams&threadId=19:40f8e09e9d8f4e3fa01c10c4809098f4@thread.skype&groupId=f09ee87c-4a23-4763-bee7-6c9c41171307 

Equipment list: here

Risk Assesment: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hNDNevWZ057wZBbv97ayouitZ-An7SRxnCmIQSpgVns/edit

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