About Ringwood Chess Club

Where we meet

We meet Monday evenings from 7:30 in the Original White Hart inn. Friendly chess is played in the bar area. Bournemouth League and Southampton League matches are played in the restaurant. Directions

We play Dorset League matches at the Greyfriars Centre, also on Mondays at 7:30 pm. Directions

Members and Age Restrictions

A list of current or recent members with grades can be found here

There is no age restriction as such to join the club, although as we play in a licenced premises, under 16’s may not have access to bar and restaurant areas unless accompanied at all times, typically by a parent.

How to Join

You are welcome to visit the club for a chat and a friendly game or two to see if you like it. To ensure you get the most out of your visit, please contact our chairman, Martin Clancy, in advance at mjclancy@btconnect.com

The membership year runs from 1st July. Full membership costs £16 per year reducing to £8 for Juniors.

Members wishing to play in leagues are also required to be English Chess Federation (ECF) members, Bronze or above, and must make sure their ECF membership is up to date before playing in matches. This cost is not covered by the club. Details of ECF membership are here