Edinburgh Chess Club

Scotland's senior chess club offers a warm welcome to everyone wishing to visit its historic clubrooms.

main clubroomsEstablished 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. We hope you'll find the club a stimulating place to pursue the game.

Winners all the Way in 2013!

2013 saw our most successful season for many years as our teams completed a glorious treble of Richardson Cup, National League, and Edinburgh Premier League.

Richardson Cup winning team

Our Richardson Cup winning team




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