Welcome to the Norfolk & Norwich Chess Club website

Stephen and Cristina holding their trophies as 2018 club champions

Stephen and Cristina holding their trophies as 2018 club champions

We are a thriving and successful chess club that welcomes new members of any standard and any age. Whether you are looking to play in competitions, wish to play socially, or looking to learn more about this fascinating game, you'll find our club will suit your needs.

As well as serious competitions and games, we organise many fun events and training sessions suitable for all abilities.

We meet most Tuesday nights throughout the year from 7.30pm at the INTO building on the UEA site, near Bluebell Road, Norwich NR4 7TJ (view location). However please do contact us to confirm.

The new season is already underway and the club championship took place on the 11th September. After an uncertain start, losing to teenager Jack Gibson on his first evening at the club, Stephen Orton managed to emerge as winner for the third time in a row with 4 points from 5 games. Cristina Casti won the Challengers trophy for the second time in three years, scoring 3 points. Ben Collinson and Terry Turner were second equal with 3½ points. Jack finished on 50%, but with a grading performance of 151, well above his current grade.

Upcoming matches

We have a “100 match” against St Johns club on Thursday 27th September — ten players playing ten games of 5 minute chess each — anyone else wanting to join the team please contact Stephen. The league season begins in the second week of October.