Time to play...
Time to have some serious fun
We play socially and competitively, and welcome players of all ages and abilities. We are a friendly club and are always looking to recruit good people, play lots of chess and enjoy ourselves.
We meet on Monday evenings from about 7pm. Our venue is Northenden Social Club:
Address: 408-412 Palatine Rd, Manchester M22 4JT.
The Social Club offers excellent facilities, free parking, a great atmosphere and very competitive prices at the bar. Please do not bring in food or drinks purchased elsewhere.
In the last 4 years we have won both D and E divisions in the Manchester League and been victorious in the Alfred Milner Cup twice!! We are building on that success and looking to the future.
We are enjoying a growing presence online with teams on lichess.org and chess.com
We are also on facebook and Instagram and are beginning to embrace that future already.
“When you see a good move, look for a better one”
Leagues and fixtures
...and we learn and have a really good time!
We play blitz, rapid or long play, and help each other to improve. We are positive and forward thinking.
NCC is mad for it!
“Chess is the struggle against the error.” J. Zukertort
“Chess, like love, like music, has the power to make men happy.”
“You may learn much more from a game you lose than from a game you win. You will have to lose hundreds of games before becoming a good player.”
J. R. Capablanca
"Perpetual check feels like nothing else in a dead lost position."
"He had a good memory for bad openings and bad memory for good ones."
"Chess helps you to concentrate, improve your logic. It teaches you to play by the rules and take responsibility for your actions, how to problem solve in an uncertain environment."