Club Members2017-07-12T21:24:18+00:00


Martyn GriffithsClub Chairman
With years of hard games on the top boards of our number one team and much experience behind him.
Dennis ThomasClub President
Long standing veteran of the game at Castell Nedd Chess Club
John DaviesClub Treasurer
Again, a long standing veteran of the game at Castell Nedd Chess Club.
Hywel GriffithsJunior Chess Organiser
An enthusiastic chess player with years of knowledge teaching chess to children.

A current list of club members.

Junior Name Grading
Hywel Griffiths 1823
Steve Smith 1821
Martyn Griffiths 1793
Michael Beck 1632
Anthony Beck 1581
Louis Ba Thein 1470
Wayne Prescott 1455
John Davies 1281
Dennis Thomas 1062
Byron Jones 961
  Stephen Lloyd-Brown 960
Paul Garnett 900
  Dylan Greenway 880
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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.