Chess Society (ChessSoc)
We host weekly chess sessions every Monday evening in D-Bar (Derwent College) from 19:30 onwards. These are informal social events and we welcome everyone regardless of ability or experience. Every term our tournament director will organise at least one tournament for members to enter. We also offer coaching.
If you are not impressed by this, and take your chess seriously, do not fear. We play chess competitively in the local league each week and once a year in the Roses varsity against Lancaster. We are the 2015-2016 season York Chess League winners.
We also play chess variants including:
Grand chess, bughouse chess, four player chess, chess960, ...
Whether you want to be the new Magnus Carlsen, or you just want to play a few games with a beer in hand, we are the society for you!
Meeting Days, Times and Venue
We hold weekly sessions from 7:30pm on Mondays in D-Bar (Derwent College).
Arbiter & Treasurer - Kieran Randall
Coach - Tom Leah
Secretary - Aaron Stott
Team Captains (University Bishops) - Kieran Randall and Tom Leah
Team Captains (University Knights) - Dan Newton and Cass Gandhi-Livingstone
Tournament Director - Eduardo García-Padilla
Social Secretary - Thomas Morton
You can join this student group by buying one of the memberships below: