Rotherham Chess Club

Welcome to the home of Rotherham's chess players. We're currently meeting at the Three Cranes Inn on most Wednesdays from 6:30–9:30pm. ➡ How to find us

We've also been running successful online events throughout the pandemic. ➡ Find out more


Richardson Cup R1 🏆

We opened our Richardson Cup campaign with an unlikely victory over Sheffield University yesterday. The match was tied at 3-3 and, having lost on both top and bottom boards, most of us presumed that we were out, but surprisingly we qualified for the next round 11-10 by virtue of our lower board count, having won on boards 2, 3, and 5.

The draw for Round 2 is already made, so we'll be facing what could be a terrifyingly strong SASCA 1 side at home, most likely on Wednesday 16th November. We've got the league to worry about before that though, with a visit to Woodseats on Monday 24 October before we welcome University A back to the Cranes on Wednesday 2nd November.

We'll be meeting on Wednesdays as usual on non-match nights. See you there!

For some pics from tonight click "read more" 👇

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2022/23 season underway ✨

The 2022/23 season got underway this week. Sadly our first fixture ended in a 4-2 defeat against a strong Hillsborough A side, despite Nat and Mark bringing home the full point. We take the positives and look forward to the next match!

❌ Please note that there'll be no club night this coming Wednesday (5th) as the Millers are at home. We'll return to the Cranes on Wed 12 Oct, when we'll be facing Sheffield University in the Richardson Cup.

Do feel free to come down to the club as normal (even if you're not playing in the match) - you are more than welcome to spectate or just play some friendly games on the sidelines.

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2022/23 season update 🚀

Oli attended the S&DCA AGM last night. We've been placed in Division 2 for the upcoming league season. The preliminary fixtures will be announced sometime in the next couple of weeks.

UPDATE: We're going to try to have a club night on Sep 14, although it might be a bit busy downstairs because the Millers are at home. Normal service will be resumed next week!

We managed a mid-table finish in the Summer League. There were some incredibly tight and exciting matches, particularly (to my memory) the curtain-raiser against Nomads and the two ties against Hillsborough and University. In the final reckoning Worksop came out as worthy champions, only dropping 3 points over the whole season. Thanks to everyone who took part

We could definitely do with more players for the upcoming league season. Have a word with Chris if you want to take part. Also, now would be a great time to take out or renew an ECF membership at Bronze level or above.

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