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How to run a junior club

Someone just emailed me with this question. My first reaction was 'if you don't have a clue, then you shouldn't be trying to do it', but then not everyone has my unbearable self-confidence that they can do things before they try, and it may be that someone running a chess club doesn't actually play much chess themselves. So...

Exeter: a chess city

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1895: From the Archives

From Exeter Chess Club: 1895-1961 by Richard Hitchcock:

On the opening page of the Club's first minute book it is recorded, under the heading " Chess Club ", that " a meeting was held at Gisson's Hotel on Saturday, October 26th, 1895.  (...) At this meeting, it was decided to ask the Literary Society, then established at Barnfield House, whether and on what terms the Society would set apart a room for the Club ".  A week later, " at Mr. Widgery's studio ", it was decided to accept a tentative offer by the Society and to go ahead. 


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