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.

NOTE – our venue has now changed and we now meet at St. Michael’s Church, Pitts Close, Galmington, Taunton, TA1 4TP from September through to June.

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!

Taunton Chess Club - Latest News

First club night at new venue!

Tonight was the first club night at our new venue.

Most nights we are in the hall, which is to the right as you enter the church. But do note on the first Tues of every month we will be in the identical, but kitchen-appliance-challenged left-hand hall due to an earlier booking. I assume once the bookings team understand it is the Taunton Supreme Team of Chess Playing Gods in residence, they will bow before our chess-prowess and let us have the same hall each night, maybe. Or maybe not.

Anyway – here’s some snaps

Plenty of space and light inside, with good sized table and comfy chairs.

New playing hall

New playing hall

Fully kitted out kitchen – including ovens just out of shot!

Kichen area

Kichen area

Games got underway, mainly friendlies, and the first to finish was a nice smothered mate delivered by Steve Smith.

First check-mate at new venue!

First check-mate at new venue!

So the new venue looks good. May we crush all opposition there and grab lots more titles etc..


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