Chess Club


at the Plymouth Bridge Club
1 Moor View Terrace
Plymouth PL4 7EB

Session dates for 2021/22:
(Mondays 6pm-10pm & Wednesdays 6.25pm-10pm)

Monday 4 October – Wednesday 15 December (closed 27/10/21)
Wednesday 5 January – Wednesday 25th May (closed 23/02/22; 13/04/22)
Always Closed on Bank Holidays


Plymouth Bridge Club,
1 Moor View Terrace,
Plymouth PL4 7EB

(near the Fortescue pub)

Car parking:

There is a large pay & display car park, just two minutes walking, situated over the railway line, on the other side of the main road (Mutley Plain). Free car parking is available in some of the adjoining streets which do not have restrictions.

Annual Subscription:

Standard £40; Unemployed and student £20; Junior (18 & under) £15; Junior family (2 or more children) £25. The English Chess Federation ‘Bronze’ membership is £18.

Newcomers are welcome to attend a few sessions without charge, until they have made up their minds whether they wish to join. Just come along to the Club on the dates listed above.

The Club runs a number of internal Club competitions to suit different levels of players strength and also participates in the Torbay Chess League and the Devon County Chess Association.

Junior chess:

Coaching is provided for school aged children from 5pm-6.15pm on Wednesdays
during school term time. For further information please email:

Club contacts:

Martin Quinn
Tel: 07871 076291

Tony Tatam
Tel: 01752 300620

Brian Medhurst
Tel: 01822 853337


'Club reopening on Monday 4th October 2021'

Before attending the club please read our 'Covid hygiene measures & guidance' which you will find in the Committee & Rules section of this website.

Plymouth Rapidplay Chess Congress cancelled
The Plymouth Rapidplay Chess Congress normally held in December has been cancelled due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and will not take place in 2021.

Plymouth Chess Club online
From September 2020 the club has been running some online competitions on . This is open to all current, past and potential future club members. With the restarting of over the board chess, online events will become less frequent but occasional evening tournaments will take place. Email or message Taviman on Lichess for further details.

Simon Bartlett Memorial Congress, 25-27 January 2020
Rob Wilby won the Intermediate section scoring 4.5 points is the 5 rounds with a 165 grading performance. Results at:  ( Web Link )

Plymouth Rapidplay, 1st December 2019
Jos Haynes (Tiverton) and Jonathan Underwood (Seaton) tied for first on 5/6 at the Plymouth Rapidplay, finishing half a point ahead of Steven Levy (South Hams) and Michael Stinton-Brownbridge (Plymouth). Results at: ( Web Link )

Amateur World Senior Chess Championship,
Crete 14th-23rd October 2019

Read the full article here ( PDF Link )
See Tony at the awards ceremony here ( Image Link )