Thursday, 15 September 2016


Newport Chess Club wishes to thank outgoing President Gordon Cadden for three years of generosity and dedicated service. Congratulations to Gordon, also, on his recently published article on Philidor's grave in the British Chess Magazine!


On 7th September we held our Annual General Meeting, and elected a new committee:

  • Chairman: Chris Reading - 01633 896032
  • Secretary: Roger Lockyer - 01633 252003
  • Treasurer: Dave Connolly - 01633 655372

Our new team captains:

  • A team: David Connolly - see above
  • B team: Clive Thomas - 01633 895959
  • C team: Roger Lockyer - see above


Congratulations to Newport Chess Club's A team, who won the first division championship, and to the B team who were runners up in the second division!

Congratulations also to Leslie Blohm who won the Houghton Trophy for the best player in the first division!

This has been the most successful season for the Club in fifty years.