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Whatever your standard of Chess playing, from beginner to advanced, we will have someone in our club for you to play with socially. The University plays competitive chess for those interested too!
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At our club we welcome any student or staff member who is interested in playing chess either socially or competitively.

We also want beginners who are interested in learning how to play the game to come along.

There are lots of experienced players who can teach you how to play chess and plenty of other beginners to learn with as well!

A good number of our players took up Chess when they were young but over the years stopped playing and want to get back into it when they come to Uni.

There's no better place to do this than at Leeds University Chess Club!

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In 2009/10 the Chess Society was shortlisted two end of year Riley Awards - Best in LUU and Most Improveed.


We meet Mondays from 19:00 till 21:00 in Room Five, Level 2 Meeting Rooms inside the Union.

Note - there will be ocassions when we play in a different location (such as the Old Bar).

These will be updated on our Facebook group and information will be sent out to everyone on our mailing list.

Important dates (More to be added)

Fresher’s Fair if you want to meet us in person: Monday the 19th of Sep, around the union, from 11am to 4pm

First meeting of 2016/2017 will be on the Monday the 26th of September at 19:00

Our Autumn GIAG is at the same time also on the Monday the 26th of September at 19:00

Leeds is hosting the Northern Universities Chess championship on the 29/10/16. Come along to find out more.


All the rooms inside the union are well sign posted but if you have trouble finding the meeting room just ask at the helpdesk for meeting room 4.

We try to have a few socials per semester - these range from drinks in the Old Bar and meals at local resturants in Leeds to going as a team to a Chess tournament in Yorkshire.


Membership costs just £2.50 for the entire year - this allows you to use the boards and attend the training sessions as well allowing you to play for the university teams.


Presidant for the second year running: Hugh Harris (

Secretary: Betty Murphy

Treasurer: Ben Horton

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Download the Risk Assessment

Useful documents

  • Social Guidelines

    Should you be running a social, check out the guidelines for events you run.

We meet each Monday during term time from 19:00 till 21:00 in Room Five, Level 2 Meeting Rooms inside the Union.


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