The online home of chess in Stowmarket


Welcome to Stowmarket Chess Club

You’re probably here because you’re interested in chess and live in or near Stowmarket, Suffolk. If so, you’re in good company. Our club welcomes newcomers. Whether you’re fairly new to chess or a seasoned expert, it would be great if you could join us.

Our Club meets regularly

If you have not been along to our club yet, a warm welcome awaits you. Our teams are busy with their fixtures with other clubs for the 2023/24 season.and we have lots of players enjoying social chess every Tuesday.

We meet during the chess season, from September on Tuesdays from 7:00 pm at the Rookery Bowls Club in Stowmarket. You can find a map here. We may change to 7.30 pm at the end of March when the clocks go forward. Please check around then.

The club competes in the leagues and cup competitions of the Suffolk County Chess Association, the Bury Area Chess League and occasionally in other events.

During the Summer months we just meet for Social Chess provided enough players wish to come. It’s best to phone or email to ensure you will get a game. In 2023 we met throughout the Summer.