Free Chess Evenings at Local Libraries
One thing we have been running for a while now is a weekly open-evening of chess at Hammersmith Library (Wednesday’s from 6pm) hosted by one or more of our club players. It’s totally free and anybody is welcome to drop by for a game and see what you can learn!
Our ultra hard-working member Anda, has been a mainstay of these evenings and she’s regularly reporting attendance of up to 10 people an evening! We are obviously delighted with the response, and it’s been great to see a number of youngsters getting involved too. These sessions will continue for the foreseeable future – please drop by if you’d like a game!
Largely thanks to the heroics of Anda and the buzz she’s managed to create with these sessions, we are today pleased to announce an expansion of this initiative to some other libraries in the borough. Starting in May, we will be in the following libraries on a weekly basis, with chess sets and a couple of club members, ready to play against all-comers!!
- Kensington Library, Monday’s from 5.30 to 7pm, starting 9th May
- Fulham Library, Thursday’s from 6pm to 7.30pm, starting 12th May
- Shepherds Bush Library, Tuesday’s from 5.30 to 7pm, starting 10th May
We’ll also continue to be at Hammersmith Library every Wednesday from 6pm.
It is a great opportunity to play some face to face chess against (relatively!) knowledgeable and experienced players, test your moves out, talk a bit of theory, or just see what you can learn. We’ve had all levels of players turn up, from total novices to wily online players who can mix it with the best. It’s a fun, stimulating and enjoyable way to spend an evening – we’d love to see you there!
Get in touch if you’ve any questions or would like further details!
Hammermith v. Fulham Juniors, April 19th 6.30pm, Brunswick Club, 34 Haldane Road, SW6 7EU
We are pleased to announce that Hammersmith Chess Club will be taking on Fulham Juniors in an eight board match 19th April. Although they are a “junior” club, they’re only really junior in the age of their members and it will be a strong team we face, with their top board player rated approx. 170 ECF!
Fulham Juniors were founded in 2013, with the admirable aim of bringing fun & competitive chess and instruction to junior players in the Hammersmith & Fulham area.
For our part, we hope to make the event a semi-annual match and establish closer links with Fulham and other junior clubs in the area. It also gives our members more opportunities for competitive games of chess.
Save the date – our long-standing member Graham Snow will be honorary captain for the game. If you are interested in playing or coming along please contact John White.