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Letchworth & Hitchin Chess

Welcome to Letchworth & Hitchin Chess Club

Latest News

Club activities have moved on-line during the Corona-Virus pandemic but we hope to resume in September 2021.

The HCA have decided to suspend all their competitions, except Correspondence Chess, until further notice.  During season 2020-21 a closed (on-line) competition has been run on Lichess between Herts Clubs; our 1st team performed well achieving 2nd place on two occasions -results are reported elsewhere on this web-site

New Members

New members can be sure of a friendly welcome and opportunities to play and improve whatever your standard if you’d like to come to our club.

New Members – please contact our club secretary Tim Thurstan at thurstan335@gmail.com or on 01462 459873 – who will be pleased to hear from you.

Who we are

Letchworth & Hitchin is a thriving club which commenced in the 1960’s. We currently meet at The Settlement, in Nevells Road, Letchworth, on a Monday Evening 7.45 – 10.45 during the chess season – typically September to May. Car parking at the settlement is free to chess club users.

Our room at is excellent for playing chess , cupboards for storage of equipment on site and ready access to kitchen facilities.

The club field teams in leagues and knock-out competitions run by the Hertfordshire Chess Association (HCA). Our 4 Teams are selected towards the commencement of each season based on playing strength. Members are welcome to join the club and only participate in club competitions. Members of the Letchworth Junior Chess and Go club are automatically members of the L&H club and eligible to play for club sides (subject to safeguarding conditions).

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