A joint activity between Bracknell Library Chess Club and Bracknell U3A

The library chess club originates from a community chess program started in 2017 in collaboration between the charity Chess in Schools and Communities and Bracknell Forest Council Public Health Department, now open to BFU3A members. The chess club is free to members of BFU3A, chess sets and boards are provided. Chess clocks are made available to interested members. To ensure that each person has an opponent BFU3A members it is recommended play existing club members [or just among themselves as desired]. Currently 10 - 12 members are attending each week . As of April 2019, four BFU3A members play at the library, and more are welcome.

The emphasis is on a friendly club atmosphere with members of all chess playing ability welcome. Teaching and training is given at the club for interested members.

Club co-ordinator Jon Lloyd is a regular club and county player. He is a trained chess coach, approved by the English Chess Federation, and teaches at two local schools. He runs free chess courses in the Berkshire Community [Bracknell, Reading and West Berkshire] and for people living with or affected by cancer through Macmillan. His passion is for chess to be used as a means of socialisation and cognitive training by older people and other community groups. He has recently had his chess program accepted as a social prescriber by the NHS.

The Group meet on Fridays at Bracknell Library from 1.30pm to 3.30pm

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