Welcome to West Nottingham Chess Club

Welcome to the home of Nottingham’s largest chess club. The club welcomes players of all ages and standards – you can come along and play casual games in a friendly atmosphere, or join one of our teams in the Nottinghamshire League or the Derby and District League.

This site contains news about the club, its teams and its players, as well as links to other web sites of interest to chess players.

The club meets on Monday evenings from 6:15 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. for juniors and from 7:30 p.m. for adults and juniors involved in league matches at Bramcote Memorial Hall, Church Street, Bramcote, Nottingham NG9 3HD. Click on the links for more details about where to find us and how to join.

Paul Mould, 1961-2016

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you of the tragic death in a car accident of Paul Mould, one of our West Nottingham Club members and a good friend to all of us.

As you can imagine this has come as a total shock to all of us at the Club as Paul had been a member for many years and he had been with many of us only a few days ago at our Club AGM just before his very untimely death.

On behalf of all our Club members we send our heartfelt condolences to Paul's wife Jaine and to his children.

As a mark of respect and in mourning for Paul the Club Committee have decided that West Nottingham Chess Club will be closed now until the new season begins in September.

Membership form

Our membership form for new members this season is available to download. For more information go to our Membership page. To all league players, please don't forget to join the ECF at Bronze level or higher, to avoid paying the £2.50 game fee for each game!

Junior session

The junior session runs from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Parents are asked to collect their children well before 7:30 p.m. so that the later match session can start on time. Children playing in matches, or who have other family members playing in matches, are welcome to attend during the post-7:30 p.m. session.

Club champions crowned!

Antony Clare is the Club Champion, unbeaten on 4.5/5. The winner of the Junior U14 Championship is Isabella Bonev. The Under 11 Champion is Armaan Gogia. Congratulations to them both. Full results are here.

Junior Survey

Hambel Willow is the club's Junior Rep. She would like to know your views on what makes a good chess club session. Please complete a quick survey by clicking on the link below. You can contact Hambel by using the form on the Contact Us page.