200th Anniversary of club chess in Britain

3rd September 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Albert Square Chop House, 14 Albert Square, Manchester M2 5PF

Contact: Alan Burke Email: haybeesea@hotmail.com [MAP]
The Manchester Chess Federation are organising a “friendly” match against the Liverpool Chess Club, which itself will be 180 years old in December 2017 and is the oldest EXISTING chess club in England.  (NB: Manchester v Liverpool as a friendly isn’t what you might often read elsewhere !)
The match will be played over 25 boards of various grades with an additional 10 board junior challenge and whilst food and drink will be provided by the hosts for all in attendance, the Liverpool team are playing their part in celebrating the history of the event by travelling to Manchester on the day by train, just as many of their predecessors would have done all those years ago.