Cricket Club

Who doesn't love a spot of chess? Exactly. Well this is the club for you! Downend & Fishponds are one of the largest chess clubs in the South West of England. We're home to a whole range of ages and skills, for players who want to play socially, competitively, or simply improve their game.


Downend & Fishponds also enter a whopping six teams in the Bristol & District Leagues with many challenging for titles, while the rest are gunning for promotion in their respective leagues. All members are given the opportunity to play as much competitive league chess as they like, regardless of skill or experience.


We meet every Tuesday at the clubhouse of Downend Cricket Club, from 19:30. We're always on the look out for new players, so come along and give it a go!


Winner of the English Chess Federation's website of the year 2017 award!


Official Staunton

Downend & Fishponds would also like to recommend Official Staunton for their chess supplies. A link to their website can be found by clicking their logo image.


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