Saturday 23 September 2023

Chess In Libraries

Nigel Hancock of Alsager Chess Club has continued to use the opportunity available from Chess in Schools and Communities to further his local library initiative.

Sets were first provided at Sandbach and the sessions are ongoing with the continued support from Neil Hankey.

Alsager followed some five weeks ago and Tunstall began on Friday 22nd September with a 2-4.30pm timing. The fourth library hosting chess will be Kidsgrove from Saturday 7th October from 9.30-12pm. 

These sessions are free of charge and are open to people of all age groups and abilities.

The library authorities clearly see the benefits of chess to all age groups (including tackling loneliness in the older generations).

For further information please contact Nigel on 07955 827051 or by email -

Alternatively, you can contact Neil Hankey on 07747 651145 or by email -, or Andrew Crosby on 07591 493839 or by email -