Well another year has gone by and who’d had thought just over a year ago that we would be back to playing over the board chess. Thank you to all who have returned and to those who have joined us this past year, and we also miss those who haven’t yet been able to attend but aren’t far from our thoughts. The club has gone from strength to strength this year and it is exciting to see it grow.
Meanwhile, sadly we will be closing for the summer months and this week, 31 May 2022, will be our last club night. We will reopen on the 6th September 2022 and I’m sure David or Chris will be in touch as they start to form their teams for the Somerset League games that will be starting up again. Remember, if you want to be a part of a team you must have an ECF membership which will be due for renewal in September.
For those who can’t cope with a break and must play chess all summer, we have an open invitation to join the Wellington Club during the summer months. They meet on a Wednesday night at 19:30 at Chelston Chapel. The club is free and they ask you to contribute to the courtesy jar for refreshments. You can also follow them on their new facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wellingtonchessuk .
Directions to Chelston Chapel
Coming from the M5, Junction 26, take the road towards Wellington. At the next roundabout (the Skylark pub roundabout) take the last (4th) exit signposted towards Taunton. Go past the row of houses and about 300 yards on the right just after the motorhome place, is a blue sign that reads Chelston Chapel. Turn into that lane on the right and you will come to the chapel about 100 yards down the lane. Parking is available.
Coming from Taunton, take the Wellington A38 road, continue past Rumwell Farm shop, Sheppy’s, Blackdown garden centre and just before the motorhome place on the left take the lane off to the left and you will find the chapel about 100 yards down the lane. Unfortunately you will have your back to the Chelston Chapel sign but you will see it as you turn. If you miss it and you get to the roundabout, just go around and come back and you will see it on our return.
We trust that you will have a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you again either at the Wellington club or on our return in September.