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


Over-the-board league to resume 🎉

The Sheffield association have decided to resume the league, starting at the end of the month! Naturally, we'll be entering a team, and we're looking forward to some matchplay. Chris is continuing as captain with Oli handling the paperwork.

These will be proper ECF-rated games, 75 minutes for each player, and you'll need to record your moves. (We've got some scoresheets though, and maybe even some pens as well)

We'll be playing our home matches on Wednesday nights at the Three Cranes. On match nights, do feel free to come down to the club as normal even if you're not playing in the match—it'll be a far quieter atmosphere than usual, but you are very welcome to watch or play some friendly games on the sidelines.

In weeks that we have an away match, we may or may not meet on Wednesday. The fixture list will be released in a few weeks and we'll be able to plan better.

If you want to play for us in the league, have a word with Chris. Also, now would be a good time to take out or renew an ECF membership at Bronze level or above. See you on Wednesday for the usual rapid shootout.

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Christmas is coming 🎄

We're having a week off for Christmas so there will be no meeting on 22 December.

The virus situation looks very uncertain once again, but we're hoping to be back in action on the 29th.

Stay safe and have a great Christmas everyone ✨

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S&DCA Online League Season 3

Fixtures have been released for the 3rd season of the Sheffield & District online league. Matches are played every other Thursday on lichess over 4 boards at a time control of 45' + 15" increment.

We start our Division 2 campaign this Thursday 30th September at 7.30pm against Woodseats B. There's also a knockout cup this season, we'll be facing Nomads B in the first round on 21st October.

Our full fixture list can be found here.

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