Welcome to our chess club
Darnall & Handsworth
We provide a friendly and social club for chess lovers of all abilities.
New members of any age and gender (from Grandmaster to beginners!) are always welcome.
September 2019
4th FIDE Rapidplay
We organise an ECF Tradewise Insurance sponsored Grand Prix event, 6-round Swiss tournament, FIDE rated.
Support us whilst having a bit of a flutter!
64 Club
The purpose of the '64 Club' is to raise funds to meet club running costs.

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Where to find us

Stradbroke Community Centre, Richmond Road, Stradbroke, Sheffield S13 8LT

Car Parking

Car parking for about 50 vehicles is available at the playing venue.

Refreshments

We provide tea, coffee and an excellent selection of beers and lagers on match nights.

Accessibility

The rapid play tournament provides wheelchair access and a disabled toilet.

History

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Contacts

Darnall & Handsworth Chess Club is a warm place to learn more about chess. Feel free to contact us or drop by on Monday evenings (not bank holidays), 7.30pm. Your first three club nights are free, with no obligation to become a member.

Bob Lindsay

Treasurer
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Geoff Brown

Secretary
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Sheffield & District League

Between October and April the chess club fields four teams in the Sheffield and District Chess Association. These teams (in divisons one, three, four and the Sheffield 400 league) allow our chess club to compete against other chess clubs. They provide our members with the chance to challenge opponents of different abilities be they advanced, intermediate or novice players.

First Team

Plays in
Division one

Second Team

Plays in
Division three

Third Team

Plays in
Division five

Fourth Team

Plays in
400 league

Arbiters

Fourth year in a row IA Adam Raoof will be Chief Arbiter for our Rapidplay tournament in September. He organises chess tournaments in London, across the UK and abroad and is also the arbiter at the second Checkmate TV show filmed at Gatwick.

Assistant Arbiter: Phill Beckett
Chief Organiser: Geoff D Brown

Latest Entries September 2019

4th FIDE Rapidplay

  • 6-round Swiss tournament
  • 25 minutes + 5 seconds per move
  • Open, Major (U170), Intermediate (U145), Minor (U120)
  • All FIDE rated and ECF graded
  • No requirement to record moves
  • Total prize fund £850

About DHCC

Darnall & Handsworth Chess Club is a warm place to learn more about chess. Please feel free to contact us or to drop by on Monday evenings (not bank holidays), 7.30pm. We look forward to welcoming you! Your first three club nights are free, with no obligation to become a member.