Edinburgh Chess Club
Scotland's senior chess club offers a warm welcome to everyone wishing to visit its historic clubrooms.
Established in 1822 it is not only the oldest in Scotland and the UK but probably the second-oldest club in the world. The Edinburgh Chess Club is proud of its heritage and is happy to entertain chess enthusiasts from all over the world - in person as well as here on the web site.
We are equally glad to see local players - whether or not they wish to play for us or prefer to retain their allegiance to other clubs - who wish to take advantage of our clubroom facilities to play more often. We offer training and coaching to junior players and the chance to play in our junior team in the Edinburgh League.
The club is experiencing a resurgence of successful team play - our 1st team are regular contenders for the Edinburgh League Championship Premier Division and in fact have not finished lower than 2nd for 12 years. Our 2nd and 3rd teams were placed 1st and 2nd in Division 1 this year. We hope you'll find the club a stimulating place to pursue the game.
We recently had a visit from former World Champion Veselin Topalov who gave a simultaneous display against 20 players. You can see photos and a report on that here.