Wednesday, 21 September 2016

UK Chess Challenge VAT Petition

The UK Chess challenge, the premier chess competition for schools in the UK, has a petition running to exempt chess from paying VAT (in line with other sports). The challenge, which has been run annually for 20 years and included hundreds of thousands of children, has been given a VAT bill of £300,000 from HMRC and will have to be wound up should it be liable to pay.

You can sign the petition on The link is here.

Please show your support.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Do you want to play against a GM in Nottingham? Mickey Adams simul details

Michael Adams, current British Champion and long-standing Super GM, is giving a simul at "Ludorati", the games cafe on Maid Marion Way in Nottingham [about half way down below Friar Lane, and just below "Cumin"], on 17th September from 1pm-5pm [players to be there by 12:30].  Cost: £12;  spectators free.  Pre- booking essential, via

Ludorati web site is at  

If you're in central Nottingham, Ludorati is an interesting place to visit anyway.  They have a more-or-less resident chess player, a giant board, and other chess stuff, and lots of other games.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

New Club Venue

Grantham Chess Club will reopen on Wednesday 31st of August at the new venue of the Great Gonerby Social Club. The address is :-

Great Gonerby Social Club, 
8 High St, 
Great Gonerby, 
NG31 8JP

A map can be found here on Google Maps

Monday, 1 August 2016

Closure of the Electric Club

We have found out that the Grantham Electric Club is closing and we are, therefore, looking for a new home. We will update members and players as soon as we have more information.

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Chess Club Annual General Meeting

The club's AGM will take place at the Electric Club on Wednesday 13th of July 2016. All members are welcome. If anyone has items for the agenda, please contact the Club Secretary.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Grantham introduces a third team to the Nottinghamshire League

Grantham has entered a third team into the Nottinghamshire League in the fourth division. Club members took the decision as there was a sufficient number of players to enter another team. The team will be captained by long-standing member Chris Cumbers, The club would like to thank the League Management Committee of the Notts League for allowing the team to enter after the official start of the season. We are looking forward to having three successful teams this season giving members at all levels access to competitive chess.

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Lincolnshire Chess Association Jamboree

The Lincolnshire Chess Association Jamboree will be taking place on the afternoon of Sunday 20th of September. Details can be found here.

Ben Mason is organising the Grantham effort. If you would like to take part then please contact the Club Secretary and he will pass on your details.