What we're about

Manchester Social Chess Club (MSCC) is a different type of Manchester chess club. We meet on Tuesdays in the bar area of the Crown & Anchor in Hilton Street (Northern Quarter).

The club aims to promote chess in Manchester and give Manchester chess enthusiasts a friendly place to meet, have fun and learn.

Chess sets (and clocks for players who want them) are supplied. Players play informal games with or without clocks at a speed that suits them. (This has ranged from slow play without clocks, to 2 minutes for all moves.

Stronger players are happy to provide informal coaching to developing players. We’ll frequently look over rated games that one of the players has recently played.

As befits a ‘social’ chess club, we also often play light-hearted chess variants for teams, notably bughouse (exchange chess) and ‘hand and brain’.

Upcoming events (5+)

Manchester Social Chess @ The Crown & Anchor

Crown & Anchor

Relaxed casual chess for all Manchester chess enthusiasts. Come and find us in the pub, grab a drink and have a game. The club is a friendly, easy-going environment and we’re always happy to help people who’d like to know more. We always have a mixture of playing strengths so you can always have a competitive game. We have a regular turnout of about 20 people, so plenty of opportunity to meet new people and play a variety of games. You can find all the detail of our club on our web page here http://www.manchestersocialchess.org.uk We look forward to seeing you!

Manchester Social Chess @ The Crown & Anchor

Crown & Anchor

Relaxed casual chess for all Manchester chess enthusiasts. Come and find us in the pub, grab a drink and have a game. The club is a friendly, easy-going environment and we’re always happy to help people who’d like to know more. We always have a mixture of playing strengths so you can always have a competitive game. We have a regular turnout of about 20 people, so plenty of opportunity to meet new people and play a variety of games. You can find all the detail of our club on our web page here http://www.manchestersocialchess.org.uk We look forward to seeing you!

Manchester Social Chess @ The Crown & Anchor

Crown & Anchor

Relaxed casual chess for all Manchester chess enthusiasts. Come and find us in the pub, grab a drink and have a game. The club is a friendly, easy-going environment and we’re always happy to help people who’d like to know more. We always have a mixture of playing strengths so you can always have a competitive game. We have a regular turnout of about 20 people, so plenty of opportunity to meet new people and play a variety of games. You can find all the detail of our club on our web page here http://www.manchestersocialchess.org.uk We look forward to seeing you!

Manchester Social Chess @ The Crown & Anchor

Crown & Anchor

Relaxed casual chess for all Manchester chess enthusiasts. Come and find us in the pub, grab a drink and have a game. The club is a friendly, easy-going environment and we’re always happy to help people who’d like to know more. We always have a mixture of playing strengths so you can always have a competitive game. We have a regular turnout of about 20 people, so plenty of opportunity to meet new people and play a variety of games. You can find all the detail of our club on our web page here http://www.manchestersocialchess.org.uk We look forward to seeing you!

Past events (55)

Manchester Social Chess @ The Crown & Anchor

Crown & Anchor

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