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Welcome to the official Castell Nedd Chess Club website. The objectives of the club are:

Why encourage chess?

Obviously Chess fanatics will extol the virtues and benefits of playing Chess but there is scientific evidence that Chess is of benefit not just to younger members of the community but the aged as well – just ’google’ on Chess benefits – here are some of the results found:

Latest Club News

  • Chess Puzzles

Problem Solving 2017

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  • Quickplay Winner 2017

Quickplay Tournament 2017

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  • Why Play Chess

West Wales Executive Meeting June 2017

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“Tactics flow from a superior position.”


Bobby Fisher
“Even the laziest king flees wildly in the face of a double check.”
Aron Nimzowitsch
“Chess is a fairy tale of 1,001 blunders.”


Savielly Tartakower
“The winner of the game is the player who makes the next-to-last mistake.”
Savielly Tartakower
“When you see a good move, look for a better one.”
Emanuel Lasker
“The pawns are the soul of chess.”


Francois Andre Danican Philidor
“The hardest game to win is a won game.”


Emanuel Lasker
“A sacrifice is best refuted by accepting it.”


Wilhelm Steinitz

Play in the West Wales Chess League

Castell Nedd Chess Club is a proud member of the West Wales Chess League, competing at the highest level. We are always looking for players so please get in touch.