Welcome to Ipswich Chess

Chess is enjoyed by people of all ages. This site details opportunities within the Ipswich area for social and competitive play. Please click through to the detailed pages below for full information, and see our regular updates and bulletins.
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Ipswich Chess Club

Senior and competitive chess

Click the logo for full details of the club - which is active in normal times throughout autumn, winter and spring, with competitive and friendly play. Clubnights have changed from Sept 2023 to Wednesday evenings, 19:00 to approx 23:00, with any competitive games starting at 19:30 as before. Email us at ipswichchess@gmail.com

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Ipswich Junior Chess Club

Chess for young people of all abilities

Click the logo for more information - the Club usually runs from September to Whitsun (i.e. most of the school year, excluding school hols), then we take the summer off. We are in recess now but restarting 10-12:00 on Sat 7th Sept 2024 at Ipswich County Library.  Contact us via ipswichjuniorchess@gmail.com

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Simple Chess Videos from the Junior Club

Because the Junior Club often attract young beginners, we get involved in explaining many basic topics during the sessions. To help with this, and so kids can be taught by other kids rather than or as well as adults, we have produced a few simple videos for basic chess topics. These can be watched as many times as you want at a time to suit you - click through to see our chess videos here.

Other Clubs and Chess Resources in Suffolk

Suffolk Chess Website

Suffolk Chess Website has info on chess activities in the county, including all senior clubs


Suffolk Junior Chess Website

Efforts are being made to coordinate chess between schools and junior clubs. Visit the website for details: https://suffolkjuniorchess.org/

Bury Knights Chess Club

Bury Knights Chess Club meet on Friday evenings 18:00 to 20:00 from September to Easter. 

Look for details on Facebook, this is a thriving and well-run club

Individual and Group Coaching in Suffolk

IM and WGM Dagne Ciuksyte runs individual and group lessons to all level junior chessplayers (and their parents). For more information please contact Dagne at chessdagne@gmail.com, or check all details on https://dagnechess.co.uk