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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 7.15pm to 10.30pm from early September to late May.

Our venue recently changed and we meet 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 until recently were back-to-back Division One and Somerset Cup Champions.

We also run a closely-fought internal club championship and hold a yearly lightning tournament, in addition to casual games on club nights.

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.

We look forward to meeting you and having a game.

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**** Taunton Chess Club will restart on Tuesday, 4th September 2018. *****

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Bishops’ Wells Fiasco

Or how not to organise a booze-up in a brewery.

Oh dear, this has not been a good start to the season. We lost at home to Weston 1/2 -3 1/2, the captain being absent having played at Glastonbury for the Knights the night before. ( Tonight we are all Knights was the watchword). The replacement captain was ill so Mike Ward organised the playing order. Jerry Kilby drew, the rest lost. Oh well, there is always the next match at Wells. If only! The team was organised to travel to Wells on Wednesday, but the captain fell ill on the day and so couldn’t play. The other three players were to meet in Taunton and go on to Wells but somehow Player 2 and Player 3 couldn’t find Player 4. Thinking there were only two players available they postponed the match. Meanwhile Player 4 gave up waiting for Players 2 and 3 and drove to Wells only to find that the club had changed venues, but the people at the old venue didn’t know the new one. So he went home too. No I am not making this up.

Do I re-arrange this fixture or just shoot myself?.

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