Exeter Chess Club [MAP] is a strong and thriving club in Devon (South-West England), established in 1895, which plays in the Exeter and District Chess League and the leagues organised by the Devon County Chess Association.

This website tells you about the club and its junior wing and keeps members and visitors up to date with developments; you might be particularly interested in our coaching materials and Dr.Dave's Chess Coaching Blog.



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I've been slow to tune in to what's available on places like YouTube for chess instruction, but here's a start, and I'll add to it over the while.

Comments and recommendations welcome; if there's an obvious gap I might have a go myself.

U14 Training Day 2016

Thanks to everyone who came and worked so hard all day on Saturday.

We hope you enjoyed the day and went away with lots to think about and
work on during the next year.

Some notes:

1. We have made a page with links about the day here:
(this page!)

2. I talked about a draft of a book I am working on and invited comments
about but I forgot to hand it out! If you'd like to see a copy let me know.

3. Thank you for your feedback about the day; further comments are

Exeter Junior Chess Club Championship 2015-16

Updated Fri 20th May 2016

Exeter 3½-4½ Newton Abbot Peter Rooke Cup 9th January 2016

1 Tim PAULDEN (185) (B) 0-1 John FRASER (176) (W)
2 Giles BODY (163) (W) ½-½ Paul BROOKS (158) (B)
3 Andy FRANGLETON (147) ½-½ Andrew KINDER (151)
4 Sean POPE (142) 0-1 Vignesh RAMESH (141)
5 Reece WHITTINGTON (131) 0-1 Wilf TAYLOR (131)
6 William MARJORAM (115) 1-0 Jacquie BARBER-LAFON (122)
7 Richard PLAYER (115) ½-½ Joshua BLACKMORE (100)
8 Richard SCHOLES (111) 1-0 Michael HUSSEY (99)
TOTAL Exeter 3½-4½ Newton Abbot

Exeter visited Newton Abbot on Saturday and came away with some pride
but with second place.

DCCA Individual Competitions 2015/16 - Games

[Event "DCCA Devon Championship 2015-16"]
[Site "Devon, England"]
[Date "2016.01.31"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Paulden, Tim"]
[Black "Martin, Steve"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A01"]
[PlyCount "64"]
1. b3 e5 2. Bb2 Nc6 3. e3 d5 4. Bb5 Bd6 5. f4 Qe7 6. Nf3 f6 7. O-O Bg4 8. h3
Bh5 9. Qe1 a6 10. Bxc6+ bxc6 11. Qh4 Bxf3 12. Rxf3 O-O-O 13. fxe5 Bxe5 14. d4
Bd6 15. Nd2 g5 16. Qf2 h5 17. Rf5 Re8 18. Nf1 h4 19. c4 Qe6 20. cxd5 cxd5 21.
Rc1 Bf4 22. Qc2 Bxe3+ 23. Nxe3 Qxe3+ 24. Kh1 Qg3 25. Qc6 Re1+ 26. Rf1 Rxf1+ 27.