Welcome to Chess

Come join our social chess club, whether you are a beginner or a master!

We are Leeds University Chess Society and we want you to join us in the game we all love. Whatever your standard of playing, Chess Society will be able to pair you up with someone of similar ability for games at our social sessions.

We are open to beginners playing chess for the first time and can show you the rules and techniques necessary to play well. We also welcome those interested in playing competitively for the University in the Leeds Chess League!

We post information about meetups and events on our community Discord and Facebook group linked below, so be sure to join those for updates. We also have an Instagram account for photos from meetups, league recaps and chess puzzles!

For private enquiries, contact us at LeedsChess@gmail.com.


We meet Mondays from 7pm-9pm in the Union, typically Old Bar, and play competitive matches Wednesdays 7-10:30pm.


Membership is free for those who only want to attend the social Monday sessions! Just come along and introduce yourself! For just £5.00 you can also play competitively for the university, where you will get to play home and away games in and around Leeds.

Please consider supporting us by buying a membership or donating if you are in a position to do so, as we will be able to buy new chess pieces and equipment, as well as fund transport for our chess team during away games.