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Saturday, 20 June 2015

Bury St Edmunds Chess Club Needs You

Bury St Edmunds Chess Club welcomes new members. Indeed, we actively seek them. But we can be more effective in that with your assistance. Here are three ways you can help us.

Chess Club FlyerSpread the Word
We've created some flyers to advertise the club. Take a look at them here. We've already put some of these in cafes, pubs and other meeting places in the town centre. But what about the places near you, or your place of work? There are flyers (and business cards) at the club. Why not take a few?

Come Along and Say 'Hi'
If you're not playing a fixture on a given Thursday, that doesn't mean chess club isn't happening. Why not come along and say hello? If there are faces you don't recognise, please introduce yourself - if they aren't playing a graded game at the time! There are normally a bunch of us on hand for casual chess, and a friendly crowd makes a good impression to anyone visiting. We're expecting several new faces at chess club this week (25 June 2015).

Special Events
The Bury library have invited our club to be part of an event celebrating the 150th anniversary of the publication of 'Alice in Wonderland'. Chess features heavily in the second of these books, so they hope to have people playing and teaching others to play. This will be on Saturday 4th July from 10am until 3pm in the Abbey Gardens. You can just turn up on the day, or get in touch with me in advance. As well as being a fun, family-friendly day, it should also raise the profile of our club!

Got any other ideas? Please share them below.

Club Championship 2015-16

We'll be starting the next club championship in September, which means you have until the end of August to enter.

To do that, please either leave your name in the comments below or send an email to Colin Roborts, our Club Championship organiser. Colin's contact details are on the contact page.

In a change from recent years, the competition will be organised in time-limited rounds, with a set number of weeks to play each fixture.