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Taunton Chess Club meets at St Michael's Church, Galmington, Taunton, TA1 4TP

Taunton Chess Club meets at St Michael’s Church, Galmington, Taunton, TA1 4TP

Taunton Chess Club meets every Tuesday from 7.30pm to 10.30pm from early September to late May at St. Michael’s Church, Pitts Close, Galmington, Taunton, TA1 4TP

The club has around 20+ members, ranging from beginners through to county players. We enter teams in the local chess leagues and run a closely-fought internal club tournament.

We are always interested in taking on new members, young or old, and of any playing strength. If you’d like to join and take part, please come along or get in touch and check out our new members information page.

We look forward to meeting you and having a game.

******  Taunton Chess Club’s last club night for the season will be the 31st May 2022 and will reopen on the 6th September 2022, check our news for an opportunity to join the Wellington Chess Club during the summer ******

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Delancey Junior Mega Finals

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The club maybe closed for the summer but the Juniors are still playing their chess.

Today was the Delancey UK Chess Challenge Megafinals which were held at Taunton School.  The Delancey Uk Chess Challenge is the worlds largest junior chess competition which has been running since 1996 and over 1 million children have competed in the competition since it began.

What better day to have a tournament with the sun shining enabling parents to sit out on the grass as they waited for the result of each game.

Each junior played 6 games throughout the day and the top boy and girl from each section received trophies and medals for second and third place.  All those receiving an award qualify for the gigafinal and all players scoring a minimum of 4/6 points qualify for the gigafinal.  In addition; U-7s, U-9s and U-11s scoring a minimum of 3.5/6 qualify for the Gigafinal.

I am pleased to say that our juniors did us proud today with them all taking home an award and qualifying for the gigafinals for their age group.  Congratulations to both Josh and Adri for winning their age group.

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Well done!! 1st place – trophy / 2nd place – purple silver medal / 3rd place – chequered bronze medal. (It seems, by accident, the teams colours were green and blue today!).

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