The Chess Society at the University of Aberdeen is a group of people who enjoy playing chess.

Our spectrum of chess experience varies - everyone is invited! Most of us are beginners, so do not worry if you are a beginner too or do not know the rules of the game yet. In our meetings we have a beginners' class to introduce you to all the necessary basics, an opportunity to just play casual games as well as lectures delivered by our experienced members on World Champions, covering one player per week – all the way from Steinitz to Carlsen.

Apart from our weekly meetings, we participate with three teams in the Northeast Scotland Chess League and will also occasionally hit the pub together. We will also be holding an internal tournament, details of which shall be released in due course.  

Chess is a game full of tactics and strategy – so if you’re looking for an intellectual challenge boosting your brain activity, our meetings are also the place to be! We are always happy to welcome new members – whether you’re starting out, just up for some casual games or looking to study chess more seriously! See you soon!