May 222024
Join us for a game?

No matter whether you’re new to chess, an online player who wants to try playing over the board, a lapsed player who is returning to the game, or an experienced wood pusher, you are most welcome to join us at the Trades Club on a Monday night from 19:30. We’re there most weeks. Any one […]

Sep 142022
Heavy weather

4NCL Online: Season 6 Last night saw the first round of fixtures for the latest season of the 4NCL Online get underway. Now in its sixth edition, the competition still boasts over 100 teams of four players despite a significant reduction in participation since the return of over the board chess. The format continues to […]

Mar 122022
Blackpool Chess Congress 2022: Round 4 and 5 update

Hebden Bridge Chess Club have sent a healthy delegation of members to Blackpool this weekend for the 45th Blackpool Chess Congress. I’m going to try and keep an open blog going across the weekend to keep you updated of their progress. First of all though, for those who aren’t familiar with it, Blackpool (along with […]

Nov 122021
Heritage leads Rapid challenge

Monday night saw the fourth and fifth rounds of the Calderdale 30 Rapidplay tournament take place at the Belgrave Club in Halifax. Readers may remember from the previous article on this competition that Hebden Bridge D sat atop the table with a perfect record of nine wins from nine games after the first three rounds […]

Oct 302021
Scarborough Chess Congress 2021: Final round update

I was at Scarborough over the weekend for the 2021 chess congress. For those who aren’t familiar with it, Scarborough hosts one of the largest weekend chess congresses in the North of England. Having cancelled last year’s edition (like so many weekend congresses) because of COVID, it was great to see the tournament return to […]

Sep 262021
Top boards swing the balance for Hebden

On Monday night the first of the round 2 matches in this season’s Calderdale Evening Chess game were played. As we return tentatively to over the board chess in the wake of the COVID pandemic, there is just one division of eight teams this season and each round of fixtures is played across two weeks. […]