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 teaching delivered by our experienced members.

Due to coronavirus moving the society online we have decided to make membership FREE this year, so now is better than ever to come along! additionally we can continue to operate online unlike most societies at the moment. 

Apart from our weekly online meetings, we participate with two teams in the Northeast Scotland Chess League, UK university league and the 2020 Chess League. 

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 online meetings are 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!

Please message the Chess Societies facebook page or email to recieve the link to join our discord, this is what we use to hold our meetings online!