The club nights
is on a Wednesday, most members play in one of the
teams. We also have internal Tournaments.
These have different time constraints and rules
depending on which one you are playing in. They
are all play all, the main one is played to full time
limit and games recorded according to League
Regulations. We play a Quick Play, all play all
the time limit is 30 minutes each, games do not have to
be recorded. Our AGM is held in May/June time
which is also when we play a Lightning Tournament, this
is five minutes each on the clock, it's fast its furious
and halarious monumental mistakes are made.
The club was
formed on the 18th September 1972, orginally in one of
the rooms in the Daventry Community Association.
In the first AGM in 1973, the cost of this was orginally
38p and rose to 50p per evening. The room was
currently adequit however other arrangements would be
needed if membership increased. The original
membership cost was £3.00, with options of paying £1
installments and juniors being £1.50 with installments
of 50p. We then defined a senior as someone if
full time employment and a junior as someone in full
time education. The Club then had donations from
members, raffles etc and purchased Chess Clocks.
Club Nights was on Mondays. Ron Bodily at this
time kindly donated the Club Championship Cup which is
still used to the present day. At this time the
club was playing in the Northamptonshire Chess League
also known as The Silver Kings.
Chess Club joined the Leamington & District Chess
League with teams in Division 1 and 2.
Daventry hosted an Inter Counties Chess Tournament.
that in 1974 a Simultaneous tournament with about
50 others playing against Grand Master Tony Miles.
Club withdrew from the Northampton League in 1992