Chairman : Les Collard 01432 268718

Treasurer : Kieran Lappin 01432 340252

Match Captain : Roger Aris 01432 271726

Secretary : Alan Leary 01432 358259

Come along and play a few casual games or join for only £25/yr which includes entry to club tournaments, English Chess Federation (ECF) membership, and a national ECF grade.

Thursday 19 June 2014

Div 1, Div 2, Leslie Baker, and Knock Out results 2013-14

Congratulations to Perry Walker, winner of Division 1 (and so also Hereford County Champion), Leslie Baker and the Major Knock out tournaments - an outstanding achievement. Division 1 Leslie Baker 5 Round Swiss Tournament
Major Knock Out
Congratulations to Paul Barker, winner of the Premier Knock out - well earned after numerous tough matches. Premier Knock Out
Congratulations to Jim Coxwell, winner of Division 2. Division 2

Thursday 21 February 2013

Garrick multi-storey car park closed for approx 25 weeks from 11March 2013

Refurbishment works to the Garrick multi-storey car park that began last year with upgrades to the lifts are due to continue this spring.The next phase will require more substantial work requiring complete closure of the car park.

Saturday 8 December 2012

Hereford Chess Club's 50th centeniary coincides with a painting's 200th birthday.

Founded on November 29th 1812, the back of the painting below, called 'Hereford Chess Club' shows possibly the first chess club outside London in the UK. The painting is on display at Hereford Museum.
To read more click here A fun chess tournament organized by Alan Leary, was been held in the museum over several days, and won by Roger Aris with 4½/5. Hopefully a few spectators will want to come to the Herdsman on Monday evening and play a few games of chess. See Hereford Museum's facebook page, and Streatham and Brixton chess club's blog.

Friday 20 July 2012

Worcester Chess Congress July 2012

Two Hereford players played in this congress. Stephen Katona won the U135 section with 4/5 points. All five of his opponents were part of a six way tie for second place each scoring 4/5. Alan Papier scored a very respectable 3/5 points in the Major (U160) section.

Monday 26 March 2012

Hereford Castle chess congress 24-25 March 2012

Three players from Hereford played in this national tournament held at the Green Dragon hotel. Paul Barker did fantastically well in the Open (>160) with five draws against higher rated opponents, the highest rated 199. Stephen Katona found himself the surprised winner of the U135 section and joint third in the U160 section with 3/5. Kieran Lapin also battled against some higher rated opponents to achieve a respectable 2/5 points.

Sunday 27 March 2011

Hereford Castle Chess Congress 25-26March 2011

Three Hereford players tried their luck with Kieran Lapin winning the Minor U120 section with an outstanding 4/5 points. An inexperienced Stephen Katona crashed and burned with only ½/5 in the open (>160) section but enjoyed himself, and learnt a lot. Paul Barker scored a respectable 2½/5 in the open.