Chess Club

Our aim is to enjoy and promote the playing of Chess in the Stourbridge area.  We normally meet every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Stourbridge Institute and Social Club. We have teams in the Wolverhampton, Dudley, Worcester and Birmingham Leagues and have a membership of all ages.

More details are available via their web site.

Players of any standard are welcome and anyone interested should come along to the Stourbridge Institute where we meet throughout the year on a Wednesday night at 7:30pm. We are looking for new members and welcome players of all abilities for competitive and casual play. If you are interested please contact Paul Sharratt on 07515 688795.

The club was founded on the 20th May 1852 at the house of Mr Henry Finistone of Woodfield House, Wordsley. There were present some 12 in all including Lord Lyttelton, Charles Harrison (M.P. for Bewdley), Mr Harding surgeon and their host who was president of the chess club for many years.

This makes Stourbridge Chess Club one of the oldest chess clubs in Britain and is open to all ages with currently members varying in age from 11 years old to over 80 years old.