Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Pre-Season Tournament (2nd, 9th and 23rd September)

Malcolm Harding is again running a pre-season tournament at the club over three Monday evenings in September. We expect to be in the ballroom so plenty of space to invite other chess clubs along (our opponents in the Coventry (CDCL) and Leamington (LDCL) leagues). The basic informaion is given below. This page (Link) gives Malcolm's contact details and contains further information, including about requesting byes if you cannot attend some dates. So don't be deterred if you can't make it to every meeting.

Six-round Swiss Tournament
Rapid-play – all moves in 30 minutes for each player
There will be two rounds on each Monday, starting at 7.45pm & 9pm.
Please arrive by 7.30pm.

The Rugby Workers Club, 32 Oliver Street, Rugby CV21 2ET., ballroom (see location info).

Clocks will be used but notation of the game is optional.

Not graded but there is a trophy!!

Entries should be made to Malcolm Harding before 7.30pm on Monday 2nd September. (There is also provision for late entries).

Monday, 8 July 2019


For the second year Rugby Chess Club players are setting up in the sunshine* to play some open air chess with each other and members of the public, as part of Rugby's Festival of Culture activities.

Here are some photos from last Saturday (6th July). On 13th July (10-1.30) we were be in the same place - outside St Andrew's Church in central Rugby. If you know how to play chess come and have a game or so. You don't have to be a grandmaster to play us (honest).

(* on Saturday rain stopped play at 1pm, but forecasts for next Saturday show no rain at all. So hope we can stay outside for the whole time).