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Cardiff Chess Club has been a membership group of Cardiff YMCA for many years and has been in continuous existence for over 130 years since 1883. The Club has a healthy membership of around 80 senior and junior club championship games and matches against other clubs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The club has eight teams playing in four divisions of the east Glamorgan League, and also competes in a number of events run by Welsh Chess Union. In recent years, teams of members have represented the club in the European Club Championship Tournament, played in a twelve counties against strong continental opponents.

Each year, the county league season starts in September and ends in the following April. During the Summer months there is a programme of tournaments held on Tuesday nights, open to visitors as well as members, details of which are available on the Club’s website.

The club helps to organise the annual junior championships for Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan counties, with junior membership enjoying much success. Junior members of the Club have represented Wales in international tournaments at home and abroad.

A warm welcome is extended to new members who wish to join the club.

The club’s website address is
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