Cardiff Chess


Cardiff Chess Club is a not for profit organisation, run by member volunteers, and we have been promoting and supporting the playing of chess in Cardiff and the surrounding area for well over a century. We welcome players of all ages and standards, but we are unable to provide any coaching or lessons for juniors and beginners.

The Club meets every Wednesday evening from about 7.15pm at the YMCA Plas Community Centre, 2, Shakespeare Street, Cardiff CF24 3ES. On street parking is available in the Walk or the Parade, which is the street opposite the Ernest Willows Pub on City Road, and parking is free after 6pm.

For more information please contact our club secretary, Bill Hunt on 07891 377339 or by email

Membership of Cardiff Chess Club is open to players of all standards, although please note that we do not teach the game from scratch.

Membership rates are:

Waged – £40/year
Unwaged – £30/year
Juniors (aged under 18) – £20/year
Associate membership – £20/year

Our teams compete in the Welsh Chess Premier League and the East Glamorgan League.