Over-the-board chess is on hold but our ONLINE club is active – see our News pages

Photo of the club meetingplace, the Fox & Grapes

In normal times we meet at the Fox & Grapes Inn (LS15 4NJ) on the York Road A64 at Kiddal Lane End.

Chess players of all strengths are very welcome, whether novice or experienced.

Our teams play in the Leeds Chess League – matches are played on Wednesday evenings starting at 7pm.

We have teams in all of the various Leeds competitions.

Club player of the year

John Grasham won the title of Player of the Year for the curtailed season 2019-20. He scored 9½ points from 13 standard league games and was a member of the club’s B Team that was heading Division 3 when the season was prematurely ended by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Close runners-up and fellow-members of the B Team were Chris Tatham and Howard Brears.

Club Blitz Champion of the year

Tom Leah is our new Blitz Champion. The delayed contest for 2019-20 was held online on 7 October 2020. Tom won 8 of his 9 games, well clear of his nearest rivals.

Runners-up were Paul May and John Grasham

A brief report of the event is on our News pages.


We won the Leeds CA Arjay Trophy for 2018-19.
Our winning Arjay team who all played in the last 3 rounds:
Tom Leah, Paul May (Captain) and Paul Johnson

Photo of Arjay Trophy       Photo of Paul A Johnson

2019-20 – John Grasham
2018-19 – Tom Leah
2017-18 – Eric Brodie
2016-17 – Bob Maltby
2020 – Tom Leah
2019 – Paul Smith
2018 – Tom Leah
2017 – Howard Brears
2016 – Andrew Pollard
2015 – Steve Hodgson
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