About Us

We are a small, friendly club who meet on Wednesday nights (most weeks) at The Bridge Inn. We are affiliated with the Sheffield and District Chess Association and, while we do run teams in league competitions, the focus is firmly on enjoying chess rather than getting results.

Venue

The Bridge Inn
Greasbrough Road
Rotherham
S60 1RB

We usually play upstairs in the function room (subject to other goings on in the pub).

🚊 Arriving by bus, train or tram: The pub is situated on the junction of Greasbrough Road and Bridge Street, between the bus interchange and railway station.

🚗 Arriving by car: from A630 Centenary Way, at College Road Roundabout, take the exit signed Station / Chapel Walk Mosque adjacent to Lidl. Continue along Bridge Street past the railway station. The pub will be to the left and ahead of you.

🅿 Plenty of parking is available at Forge Island (opposite the pub on Bridge Street, free after 6pm) or at The Trades (a little further down Greasbrough Road, charges apply).

🛰 If using a satnav, be sure to check you have selected Greasbrough Road and not Greasbrough Street.

♿ While the pub's ground floor has step-free access and a disabled toilet, the function room is unfortunately only accessible by stairs. If you let us know you are coming, we can set a board up downstairs.

Contact

Our captain Chris can be contacted on O7597 857826.

You can also email Oliver (who runs the website). His email address is his name at rotherham.cc.

New members

Come and sample the amazing world of over-the-board chess! We welcome people of all ages, identities, and backgrounds to our club.

We would be very pleased to get to know you over a few games. If you're planning on coming for the first time, please get in touch beforehand so that we can make sure you get the best possible welcome ☺

Although we do have occasional social nights, club activity is centred around the league. We encourage everyone to take part in competitive matches, regardless of your level. Your first 3 league games are free, but you'll need to be a member of the English Chess Federation (or your national association) thereafter.