An invitation to all present and past members

I've just transferred the book 100-odd years of Exeter Chess Club to its new online home. It's now more than 10 years since it was published, and most of the members who contributed so much to that book with stories and favourite games are no longer with us.

On the other hand, we have had a whole new generation of members join us, one or two ex-members might have found us again and we have all had another decade to have new adventures and play new games. In its new online format, we can add and edit material as often as we like.

So, if you have a yarn or a game that you would like to share as part of that book, please pass them on through the contact form, as a comment to this page, or when you next see me.  If you send me a game in some sort of email, then PGN format is to be preferred.  If you don't have a chess database, then j2chess  is one of a number of little programmes that will save a game in PGN format for you.

"An odd few more years" may be published as a result.

Chess Quotes

The King himself is haughtie care,
Which ouerlooketh all his men,
And when he seeth how they fare,
He steps among them now and then,
Whom when his foe presumes to checke,
His seruants stand, to giue the necke.

The Queene is queint, and quicke conceit,
Which makes her walke which way she list,
Ans rootes them up, that lie in wait,
To worke hir treason ere she wist:
Hir force is such against her foes,
That whom she meets, she ouerthrowes...

— Nicholas BRETON (1542-1626), The Chesse Play.