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 Gary Wakeham passed away at his home, on Wednesday 14th April at the age of 64. Gary was a long standing club member and over the years served as Club Secretary and Team Captain and was also a very popular Junior Coach.

Away from the board, Gary ran his own building maintenance business and was also a very talented artist, selling many of his paintings to customers, both in the UK and worldwide. Above all, Gary was a devoted family man and liked nothing better than relaxing with his wife Gail and his children and grandchildren.

We will miss his hard work, integrity and great sense of humour, as well as the times spent at the end of a chess evening, putting the world to rights over one or two shandies.