Cardiff Chess
Cardiff Chess Club has been around for over 130 years, promoting and supporting the playing of chess in Cardiff and the surrounding area. We cater for players of all ages and standards, from beginners up to international players.

We meet at the YMCA Plas at 2 Shakespeare Street, CF24 3ES. Tuesday nights from 6.30pm are for our young and less experienced members, and Wednesday nights for 7pm are for those looking to play more serious chess. On Tuesday nights in June, July and August, we’ll be running our annual ‘Summer programme‘, with friendly tournaments around different themes which are open for everyone to take part.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic Cardiff Chess Club is currently closed until further notice.

For more information, contact our club secretary Bill Hunt on 07891377339, or by email at


It is with great sadness that we have learned that Hugh Price passed away earlier today (10/07/2020) at the age of 94. Hugh had been in a care home for a couple of years with various illnesses, but died peacefully in his sleep with his niece and nephew at the bedside.

Hugh was associated with the Cardiff Chess Club for over 70 years and for most of that time was at the centre of chess life in the Cardiff area. He will be remembered with great affection by players, past and present, by the many juniors that he coached and their families, and by the wider chess community in Wales and beyond.

Hugh’s unfailing patience,kindness and generosity endeared him to all who knew him. He was the perfect gentleman and will be greatly missed. Cardiff Chess Club will commemorate Hugh in an appropriate way when restrictions are lifted.