• Mon evenings at 7:30pm Marches Arena Online. Contact Kieran Lappin.
  • Sat & Sun 18, 19 May. Leamington Open at Warwick Trident Park, Poseidon Way, Royal Leamington Spa. CV34 6SW. Five rounds, Open, u2000, u1750, u1500 sections. FiDÉ rated, ECF gold membership required, half point bye available rounds 1-4.
  • Sat-Mon, 25-27 May 2024. Cotswold Congress at The King’s School, Pitt Street, Gloucester GL1 2BG. Open, Major (u1850), Minor (u1635), 6 rounds, half point byes in rounds 1-5, time control 90 min + 30 sec.
  • 26-28 Apr. Bristol Chess Congress at Bristol Grammar School, University Road, Bristol BS8 1SR. Open (FIDÉ rated), Boniface (u1900), and Foundation (u1600) tournaments, time control 90 min + 30 sec, half-point byes available in rounds 1-4. Car travellers please note Bristol centre has a low emission zone.
  • ECF online. Tournaments most days

Recent news

Dillan Duke storms Hereford Megafinal

5 May 2024. Dillan (Hereford CC and Hereford Sixth Form Coll) won all six games in the Under-18 section of the Megafinal. James Thomas (Downend) and Josh Crompton (Hereford Cathedral Sch) scored 4 points in the Under-15 section.

GM Kieth Arkell simutaneous

13 Mar 2024. Thirty seven players from Hereford, Leominster Malvern, Kidderminster, Worcester and Abergavenny took on former English champion and grandmaster Keith Arkell at Hereford. Keith's youngest opponent was 8 and his oldest 86 years old. The overall result, with the last game finishing at midnight, was 33 wins and 4 losses in favour of Keith. The winning club players were Paul Barker, Oliver Layton, Dillan Duke from Hereford and Scott Oxtoby from Worcester.

Picture credit: Hereford Chess Club website

Arkel Simultaneous exhibition

New Leominster chess club starts on 9th January

9 Feb 2024. Andy Jenkins writes. We had a successful launch on the 9th of January and several busy weeks since then, we are attracting a broad range of players of all ages and skill levels, which is exactly what we wanted.
16 Dec 2023. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned player, there is a welcome every Tuesday starting at 7pm and going on to 9pm at Leominster Community Centre, School Road, Leominster HR6 8NJ. Chess coaching available. Visit the website.

New year, new secretary for Hereford Chess Club

2 Jan 2023. Andy Jenkins has taken the secretary’s role in succession to Alan Leary who has led the club for several years.

Hereford player in Welsh team for European Championship

12-21 Nov 2022. Lee Davis (Hereford and Malvern) represented Wales, playing on boards 3 or 4 in the European Team Championships in Catez, Slovenia.

Chess in the square in Ross

30 Aug 2022, Perry Walker reports: "I was in Ross at lunchtime yesterday and found a load of chess boards laid out under the market house. An initiative called Chess in the Square. I had my first over the board game for a year and a half - what a pleasure!"

Marches Area Arena online

16 Aug. Richard Croot won six games and Gold. Two new players occupied Silver and Bronze positions. Full results.
9 Aug. Kieran Lappin was on top form to gain the gold medal with 12 points. Full results.
2 Aug. Richard Croot was top with a clean sweep of 5 points from 5 games and Tom Skerrett was second with an FM performance. Full results.
26 Jul. Richard Croot won Gold, Kieran Lapping, Silver and Miles won Bronze. Twenty seven games were completed. Full results.
Click here for previous Arena results in 2021

Kieran Lappin wins 4NCL online tournament

24 May, Kieran won the u1700 tournament on tie-break scoring 4 points.

Hereford players score in 4NCL online

25 Apr, Kieran Lappin reports. Dillan Duke narrowly missed out of a first position on tie-break in the 4NCL online under-2000 tournament. Kieran was sixth out of 45 in the under-1700 tournament.

Hereford improve in West Midlands online

22 Apr. Although still foot of the table, team captain Kieran Lappin was not displeased. Match results had been closer and an aggregate draw achieved against Warwick University Alumni. The team played in the top division and doubled the points scored from last season. He thanked players from Malvern and Presteigne clubs who supported Hereford’s campaign. In the last match of the season, Hereford lost 2-6 to Worcester (score card).

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