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First new chess club in many years being set up in Norfolk

In committee/chess room, left to right - Jonathan Reeve, David Owen (Aylsham Chess Club - Secretary) & Bob Grindrod (Aylsham Chess Club - Chair). Picture: Supplied by Jonathan Reeve

In committee/chess room, left to right - Jonathan Reeve, David Owen (Aylsham Chess Club - Secretary) & Bob Grindrod (Aylsham Chess Club - Chair). Picture: Supplied by Jonathan Reeve

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The first new chess club to be set up in Norfolk in many years will be competing in the county league from later in the year.

Local players Bruce Carman, Bob Grindrod, David Owen, Matt Rausch and Jonathan Reeve are re-establishing Aylsham Chess Club in time for the 2018-19 season.

The plan is to enter teams in the NCCA (Norfolk County Chess Association) league which starts in October, as well as having internal graded competitions and playing friendly chess games.

The club will be based at Aylsham & District Ex-Service and Social Club in Hungate Street.

Club chairman Bob Grindrod said: “We are thrilled to be starting up the first new chess club in Norfolk for many years. We will launch officially when the new season starts in September with a series of exciting chess events.”

For more information call club secretary David Owen on 07796 292318.


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