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
  Steve Smith 1828
  Hywel Griffiths 1816
  Martyn Griffiths 1718
  Michael Beck 1668
  Anthony Beck 1527
  Louis Ba Thein 1430
  John Davies 1286
  Byron Jones 1106
  Dennis Thomas 1092
  Stephen lloyd-Brown 1068
  Dylan Greenway 1042
  Andrew Powell 976
  Paul Garnett 890
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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.