Wymondham Chess

Est. 1959

Friday evenings at the Feathers Public House, Wymondham

The Wymondham Chess Club, with its longstanding presence spanning over six decades, is recognised as a key cultural and social asset to South Norfolk. Our club, which meets most Friday evenings at the Feathers Pub, actively participates in regional chess competitions and is committed to fostering the game across generations. We offer a space where the members can come together to enjoy and play chess.

The Wymondham Chess Club are proud to have three teams: the Eagles in the Second Division, the Owls in the Third Division, and the Wrens in the Fourth Division of the Norfolk Chess League.

Our Junior session takes place from 17:30 to 19:00, and the Senior gatherings start from 19:30 on most Fridays. The meetings are held at the Feathers Public House in Wymondham, with convenient parking available at the rear. The sessions are conducted in the upstairs room, above the main bar.

If you’re interested in joining the Wymondham Chess Club or would like more information, please reach out through the contact form, or by phone, email, or WhatsApp.

Welcome to the Wymondham Junior Chess Club! We are a community initiative dedicated to fostering the strategic game of chess among young minds. As a member, you’re stepping into a club with a proud tradition of achievement. Our former junior members have honed their skills with us and gone on to compete in the Norfolk Chess League at the regional level.

At Wymondham Junior Chess Club, we believe in tailored development. Upon joining, you will be assessed and placed in a group that matches your skill level. This ensures that you’re always challenged, but never out of your depth. Our divisions are designed to foster healthy competition and growth among peers.

Mentorship is at the heart of our club. You’ll have the guidance of seasoned players, many of whom started their chess journey right where you are. These mentors, who are currently competing in senior teams, are here to share their knowledge and passion for chess with you.

Our club is open to all, with no membership required to attend our junior sessions. We stand by our commitment to making chess accessible to everyone. To kickstart your journey, we offer a complimentary introductory session. Thereafter, a nominal fee of £3.00 per session will apply. This fee contributes to the club’s operations and ensures a quality experience for all members.

Join us at Wymondham Junior Chess Club, a space for young chess players to develop their skills and make their mark in the world of chess.

Wymondham Junior Chess Club FAQ

There is no strict age limit for joining our club. However, it is a requirement that children in Year 6 and below be accompanied by an adult during club activities. This ensures their safety and comfort, and helps them gain confidence as they interact with their peers and mentors. Parents are welcome to relax in The Feathers bar area while their children are participating in the activities.
It’s perfectly okay to feel shy or nervous, especially when you’re new. We understand that it can take some time to get comfortable with new surroundings and people. That’s why we have a mentorship program where previous junior members act as mentors within the club. They are there to help you settle in, answer any questions you might have, and make you feel at home. Remember, every chess master was once a beginner. We’re all here to learn and grow together! 
No, there’s no membership requirement to attend the junior club. We believe in making chess accessible to everyone. That’s why we offer a free introductory session for all new members. After the introductory session, there is a nominal fee of £3.00 per session
As our club is located in a licensed premises, we kindly ask all members and visitors to refrain from consuming food and drinks that are not purchased from the premises. This is to comply with the licensing regulations of our venue. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter. There are a variety of food and drink options available for purchase at the venue.
Yes, we take the safety and welfare of our members very seriously. We have a dedicated Safeguarding and Welfare Officer who is a retired police officer. They are responsible for ensuring a safe and secure environment for all our members. If you have any concerns or issues, please feel free to approach our officer for assistance
To ensure that young people gain the maximum benefit from our Club, we recommend that they have a foundational understanding of chess. This includes familiarity with the various chess pieces, their respective movements, and the rules for promotion. There is a wealth of excellent resources available, including children’s books and online videos, which can help children acquire these skills. With little practice, these fundamental aspects of chess can be mastered within only a few weeks
No, there’s no need to bring your own chess equipment. Our club is fully equipped with plenty of chess boards and pieces for everyone’s use. Just bring your enthusiasm for the game and we’ll provide the rest
At our Junior Chess Club, we believe in fostering an environment of respect, kindness, and sportsmanship. Here are some guidelines we encourage all our young members to follow:

1. Respect for Others: Treat all club members, opponents, and coaches with courtesy and respect. Remember, everyone is here to learn and enjoy the game of chess.
2. Good Sportsmanship: Winning and losing are both part of the game. Celebrate your victories humbly and accept defeats gracefully. 
3. Care for Club Property: Handle chess boards, pieces, and other club property with care. Remember, they are for everyone’s use.
4. Punctuality: Be on time for your games and club activities. This shows respect for your opponent’s and coaches’ time.
5. Honesty: Chess is a game of strategy and skill. There’s no place for cheating. Always play fair.

Remember, our club is a place for everyone to enjoy the beautiful game of chess. Let’s make it a positive experience.
  • Wymondham Chess Club. The Feathers, 13 Town Green, Wymondham NR18 0PN, UK
  • Parking located to the rear of the venue.

Would you like to join us at the Wymondham Junior Chess Club or would like more information? Please reach out through the contact form, or by phone, email, or WhatsApp.


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  • Wymondham Chess Club. The Feathers, 13 Town Green, Wymondham NR18 0PN, UK
  • Parking located to the rear of the venue.

Would you like to join us at the Wymondham Chess Club or would like more information? Please reach out through the contact form, or by phone, email, or WhatsApp.