Social Chess?

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John Reyes
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Social Chess?

Post by John Reyes » Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:30 pm

Just wonder what does people view on social chess?

The reason is in Manchester, we have set up a Social Chess Club for all type of players (male, female transgender etc)

and we get people in, but just wonder if any other people do this and also how do they get these chess set etc?
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Re: Social Chess?

Post by David Robertson » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:15 pm

John Reyes wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:30 pm
Just wonder what does people view on social chess?
Best treat it as an oxymoron

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Re: Social Chess?

Post by Mike Truran » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:22 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Matt Mackenzie
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Re: Social Chess?

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:06 am

A bit like "friendly game" then?
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Re: Social Chess?

Post by Neill Cooper » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:35 pm

I think Dorset chess might have cracked it:

Relaxed Chess

You may be interested in more informal chess and there are currently these weekly opportunities:
Monday Kinson Community Centre, Kinson 1.45pm to 5pm
Tuesday Ludo Lounge, Southbourne Grove, Bournemouth 2.30pm to 5pm;
Wednesday Flirt Café Chess Club, Bournemouth 2.30pm to 5pm,
Wednesday Amberwood Inn, Walkford around 8pm;
Thursday, Highcliffe Community Association Greystones 1.45pm;
Thursday, Caffe Tratt, High Street Swanage, 10.15am to 12.15pm,
Friday The Crooked Book, Boscombe 11am to 1pm;
Friday (from 2 Nov ’18) Royal British Legion, Wimborne from 10am

(There are no board fees, but chess players are expected to buy a drink, i.e tea/coffee/soft drink or something to eat)

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Re: Social Chess?

Post by Andrew Zigmond » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:08 am

Neill Cooper wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:35 pm
I think Dorset chess might have cracked it:

Relaxed Chess

You may be interested in more informal chess and there are currently these weekly opportunities:
Monday Kinson Community Centre, Kinson 1.45pm to 5pm
Tuesday Ludo Lounge, Southbourne Grove, Bournemouth 2.30pm to 5pm;
Wednesday Flirt Café Chess Club, Bournemouth 2.30pm to 5pm,
Wednesday Amberwood Inn, Walkford around 8pm;
Thursday, Highcliffe Community Association Greystones 1.45pm;
Thursday, Caffe Tratt, High Street Swanage, 10.15am to 12.15pm,
Friday The Crooked Book, Boscombe 11am to 1pm;
Friday (from 2 Nov ’18) Royal British Legion, Wimborne from 10am

(There are no board fees, but chess players are expected to buy a drink, i.e tea/coffee/soft drink or something to eat)
It sounds like Dorset chess also have a reasonable pool of volunteers (or maybe one extremely dedicated one) to make these weekly opportunities happen.
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