Due to the Covid-19 outbreak and the 'Governments Restrictions,' we are closed and will review the situation again if restrictions are lifted or eased.


You may still contact us, just click on the 'Club Contacts' tab above.

Teignmouth Chess Club has existed continuously for over 118 years, having come through two World Wars, and is one of the friendliest clubs in Devon. The club meets on Tuesdays in the pleasant surroundings of the Alice Cross Centre from 6.30 p.m.. We are the only club that is open all year round and members are able to participate in E.C.F rated internal competitions and in the DCCA League and Torbay Chess League. The annual subscription for adults for FULL membership is £35.00, for CASUAL membership is £15.00, and Juniors (U16) £10. There is a board fee of £2.00 per session. Tea and Biscuits for £1.00 is also available through the evening

Casual membership does not guarantee you a game, it is a category where you take a 'chance on a spare player being available', for a 'friendly game' once the draw for the evenings competitions have been made, as competition games and matches take priority

It is also a requirement of the English Chess Federation, (not the club's) that, members who have Full membership of chess clubs, have to apply to the E.C.F for, Bronze membership, in order to participate in internal competitions and matches. The club is happy to assist you in your personal application to the E.C.F and can apply on your behalf, if you so wish. Casual membership 'does not' require E.C.F membership, as the games are 'friendlies' and do not go for grading

The new season starts on 1st September and ends on 31st August. The first Club meeting for the new season is the first Tuesday in September. The Club's A.G.M is held at the end of May, after which the new round of internal competitions start, beginning with the Summer Tournament, which runs through to the start of the new season

We welcome anyone who wants to enjoy games of chess in comfortable surroundings, in a friendly atmosphere, our members range from beginners to those who play to a high standard, so there is something for everyone. Why not come along and see what we have to offer, try us for a couple of sessions, before you make your mind up if you want to join the club

The Club runs six internal tournaments, these are the:

Championship                          Challengers                         Handicap

Knock-out                                 Rapidplay                             Summer Cup