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Bath Street Chess

Here is a new initiative by the University of Bath Chess Club.

On Sundays throughout the summer – June 28th, July 12th & 26th, and August 9th & 23rd – they will be holding public chess sessions in the square outside the Abbey (near the tourist office).

All equipment, including clocks, is provided for a friendly social game on a warm summer Sunday.

See here for more info: http://people.bath.ac.uk/en2cpgl/chess_soc/bath_chess_poster.pdf

I’m hoping to go to a few, and should be there on July 26th. Looks like it could be quite good fun – come along if you can make one.

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I have added notes on the history of the club to the ‘About the Club’ page. Here is a short chronological summary of events in the club’s history:

1900 The Chess Club is formed, becoming the first extra-curricular club in the school, along with the CCF, Philatelic Society and Field and Camera Club, all formed in the same year.

1945 The Club, which had dissolved, was reformed after World War Two, and remained strong over the next fifty years.

1990 The Senior Chess team hosted a match against a Russian team from Leningrad, and the Under-16 team won the Somerset Schools’ Championships.

As you can see, the chess club has a long an illustrious history. Next year will be our 110th anniversary and I am determined that we should begin to play matches and competitions as our predecessors did.

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Patrick Moore Photos

Here are some more photos that I took at Sir Patrick Moore’s house. If you have any really good ones, send them to me and I will upload them.

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