James Kimberley Chess Society

Hey guys! Welcome to the James Kimberley Chess society - the official chess society of Cardiff University, named after and in loving memory of James Kimberley.

The aim of this society is to have fun through the medium of chess. We have several different ways of achieving this - from weekly casual events to serious League play. Every Wednesday is our casual event. Members have a few drinks and have plenty of games with each other with no competition or pressure. Sprinkled in between is a mix of casual and competitive tournaments and members are free to partake in as many as they so wish.

Membership is not exclusive to avid chess players and we encourage those who have never even played chess to join! We have a discord server with several features including weekly updates to chess channels on YouTube, videos on how to improve your chess, tips on where to start, and plenty of members to play.

Join the society and let's play chess!

Contact details:

President - Rufus Long

Secretary - Michael Hurley 

Treasurer - Harry Foster 

Social Secretary - Eli Landau-Pope






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  • James Kimberley Chess Society Standard Membership£2.00

2024/25 Chess Society Committee Elections

The chess society elections are commencing. Do you think youve got what it takes? Nominations open 4th APRIL 12pm Nominations close 11th APRIL 3PM Polling opens 11th APRIL 3PM Polling closes 18th APRIL 3PM Have a go! if a fear of losing is stopping you from entering this prestigious election, ill remind you that i was the only person to go for secretary last year - i rate your chances pretty high.

4 posts are up for election.

The polls have closed.