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We play on Monday's (except bank holidays), 7.30pm

Contact Details

Call Geoff Brown
07931 563 787
Location
Stradbroke Community Centre
Richmond Road
Stradbroke
Sheffield
S13 8LT
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Individual Contacts

Rob Woodford
Rob Woodford
Rob is one of our top players and is our chairman.
Bob Lindsay
Bob Lindsay
Bob is our treasurer and plays for our B team.
Geoff Brown
Geoff Brown
Geoff plays and captains our A team, organizes our rapidplay event and is secretary and equipment officer.
Rob Black
Rob Black
Rob plays and captains our B-team
Danny Dawson
Danny Dawson
Plays for A and B-teams, web and graphic designer, photographer
Ian Barker
Ian Barker
Ian plays and captains our B-team.

Common Queries and Questions

What membership fees are there?
What membership fees are there?
In order to cover the running costs, the club charges £10 per year (free for juniors). We also charge £2 per league match you play in.
Is there an opportunity to enter in tournaments?
Is there an opportunity to enter in tournaments?
Yes. We run a yearly FIDE Rapidplay tournament every year in September.
Why is your club called Darnall and Handsworth when you are not located in these areas?
Why is your club called Darnall and Handsworth?
The club name was Darnall & Handsworth from the beginning, mainly because some of our members lived in Darnall and some in Handsworth. The first venue was the King's Head at Darnall. Dave Hodgett wanted the club to be called Darnall, Kings Head so that he could shorten it to DKH which were his own initials (David Kenneth Hodgett). After the Kings Head we moved to Darnall Liberal Club for about five years until they shut down. We actually lost all of our equipment (sets, boards and clocks) when they shut down and we had to build up again by moving to Handsworth WMC. Interestingly Handsworth WMC used to have a team in the S&DCA back in the 1930s. In the future we may change our name not linked to a location.
Do I have to arrange my own transport when you play away?
Do I have to arrange my own transport when you play away?
On most occasions we arrange transport if you cannot go yourself.
I cannot play chess, is there someone who can teach me?
I cannot play chess, is there someone who can teach me?
Ofcourse! There are a range of players at different levels who would be more than happy
to teach you when we are not playing on match nights.
Email us for questions involving membership and payments.

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.