Welcome to our chess club
Darnall & Handsworth
We provide a friendly and social club for chess lovers of all abilities.
New members of any age and gender (from Grandmaster to beginners!) are always welcome.
31 August 2024
8th FIDE Rapidplay
Our 8th FIDE Rapidplay will be Saturday 31 August 2024. Click the following link for further information.
Support us whilst having a bit of a flutter!
64 Club
The purpose of the '64 Club' is to raise funds to meet club running costs.



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Where to find us

Stradbroke Community Centre, Richmond Road, Stradbroke, Sheffield S13 8LT

Car Parking

Car parking for about 50 vehicles is available at the playing venue.


We provide tea, coffee and occasional biscuits.


The rapid play tournament provides wheelchair access and a disabled toilet.


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Sheffield & District League

Between October and April our chess club fields four teams in the Sheffield and District Chess Association. We compete in divisions one, three and four, providing our members with the chance to challenge opponents of different abilities, be they advanced, intermediate or novice players.


IA Adam Raoof will be Chief Arbiter for our Rapidplay tournament. He organises chess tournaments in London, across the UK, abroad and is also the arbiter at Checkmate TV filmed at Gatwick.

Chief Organiser: Geoff D Brown
Assistant Arbiter: Phill Beckett

Latest Entries 31 August 2024

8th FIDE Rapidplay

  • 6-round Swiss tournament
  • 25 minutes + 5 seconds per move from move 1
  • Open, Major U1900, Intermediate U1700, Minor U1500
  • All FIDE and ECF rated
  • No requirement to record moves
  • Total prize fund £1000

About DHCC

Darnall & Handsworth Chess Club is a warm place to learn more about chess. Please feel free to contact us or to drop by on Monday evenings (not bank holidays), 7.30pm. We look forward to welcoming you! Your first three club nights are free, with no obligation to become a member.

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