We are a small well-established club with a friendly atmosphere, catering for all levels of play from novice to expert. The club had its beginnings in Sawston in 1976, originally as the South Cambridgeshire Chess Club, attracting players from all over the county and playing in the Cambridge City League.
In the early eighties the club joined the Bury Area Chess League and moved to Linton, serving southernmost parts of Cambridgeshire, West Suffolk and North Essex. We are the nearest chess club to Haverhill, Saffron Walden and Sawston.
We currently enter three teams in the Bury League, one in each of the three divisions, and participate annually in the East Anglian Club Championship. We enter teams in the Cambridgeshire and Bury rapidplay competitions, as well as holding our own club championship competition each year.
We meet at 7.30 pm each Tuesday from September to April. Our venue is exceedingly comfortable, with excellent playing area and adjoining coffee and analysis room.
Whether you want match-play or friendly games, competitive or non-competitive chess, or simply want to improve your play, join Linton Chess Club.