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The Children's Chess Club of Oldham. Accessible to all.
St. Edward's RC Parish Hall, Spring Lane Lees Oldham OL4 5AJ

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All ages welcome

Opening times

Thursdays 7pm - 9pm


3Cs chess club was formed in 1978, originally to provide local school children in the Oldham area with an opportunity to learn the game.

The club draws its members mainly from schools competing in the Oldham Primary Schools’ League, although every child is welcomed to the club.

The name “Children’s Chess Club” is a constant reminder of their priorities – to encourage a far greater youth participation in the game irrespective of skill level.  The club’s members are representative of all Oldham’s diverse backgrounds and cultures with the children happily competing on equal terms, either as a team representing the club or individually in various tournaments. 

Club nights don’t just consist of those in attendance playing a few games against each other, nor are they about simply teaching moves and tactics to the four or five various coaching groups taking place into which those with varying levels of skill are organised to ensure they get the correct level of instruction.  The club also believes that if these children know more about the history and traditions of the game then it will add even more to their enjoyment and understanding of it.


Updated: 21/04/2023