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Chess Club


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About us: Training times are from 18:30-20:00. On Wednesday in 2A87 and on Thursday in C2W5. Both rooms are located in the Cottrell Building. We welcome all abilities to meet and play chess.
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What is the purpose of the Chess club?

The Chess club was reformed to promote chess and to provide the community of the University of Stirling with a way to mentally engage their abilities.

Our Aims:

  • Gain valuable proactive members who can help drive the club forward.
  • Obtain improved chess equipment i.e. chess clocks and boards.
  • Gain membership to Chess Scotland and then as our club grows gain membership with other national and international chess organisations.
  • Compete in tournaments on a local, national and hopefully on an international level. Either as a team or as independent players.
  • Help spread chess within the local community.
  • Gain affiliation with other chess clubs.
  • Achieve stripes award in either Community, Development, Sustainability and Inclusion.


  • Hosting local chess tournaments.
  • Social outings with the club.
  • Special Events each semester.

History of Modern chess

It is said that the origin of chess was in India. However, it was improved by the Persians and then spread by the Arabs once they conquered Persia(modern-day Iran). Later it was introduced to Iberia(modern-day Spain and Portugal) by Arabian Moors and from then on it spread throughout Continental Europe. 

Rules of chess evolved throughout the ages but it’s modern rules were finally set in 1952 when FIDE(Fédération Internationale des Échecs) created the Permanent Commission for the Rules of Chess.

Contact us:

Club’s Email Address: uoschessclub@outlook.com

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1204023253009231/

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The University of Stirling

email: theunion@stir.ac.uk
phone: 01786 467166

a registered Scottish Charity: SC023788

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