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Chess Club

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Description

Chess gets a bad rep. You think chess, you think of two slightly balding men spending long afternoons in a musty library. You think of slightly queasy innuendos with the word 'checkmate' and silent playing rooms. Am I right? 

 

We're on a mission to change that image. Did you know that there is a form of chess called bullet chess, which is played in under a minute? Did you know that chess is one of the fastest growing esports in the world, enjoying a huge fanbase on Twitch? Did you know that the current world champion, Magnus Carlsen, is 28 and has previously done modelling for G Star Raw? 

 

Chess isn't just for the academics. Our society fields three teams in the Bristol District League every week, playing home and away at various clubs in the city. Our C team is open to anyone, beginners included. 

 

Chess is a thinking game, yes. Tournaments are played in silence, yes. But that's not what our club is like. Socials are socials and this year we're hoping to host events which aren't even chess-related e.g. pub quizzes. 

 

So. Come try it out. You'll probably be surprised.

 

 

Like our facebook page to stay up to date.

Join our lichess group to play with us online (yes, you can play online and you can play the aforementioned bullet chess against people from all over the world).

You can find out more about our upcoming events on facebook or on our website.

Any other enquiries you can find our contact details on our website here!

Terms and conditions

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Membership Fee Inclusions

 

Prior to signing up to a Club or Society speak to the Committee to find out what your membership includes and if there are any further expenses throughout the year.

 

Service Standards

 

All Club or Society members can expect to receive:

 

  • The opportunity to attend regular meetings, events, activities, trips and socials as arranged.
  • The opportunity to stand for a committee position or vote in their elections (Bristol students only).
  • For Sports Club – to attend regular training sessions and have the opportunity to be selected for the teams.

 

Code of Conduct

 

When joining a club or society you are agreeing to abide by the constitution, general rules, regulations and policies of University of Bristol Students’ Union and also the Club or Society Code of Conduct which sets out the level of behaviour & discipline expected of all Club & Society members.

 

Download the Code of Conduct

 

Refund Policy

 

Any customer who pays for a membership subscription to a Bristol SU Society, Sports Club, Student Media and initiatives has a 14 day cooling off period from the time and date of purchase during which they have the right to cancel the subscription and receive a full refund. If you do decide to cancel within the 14 days, Bristol SU will refund your payment within a further 30 days of the cancellation.  To request a refund please email: bristolsu@bristol.ac.uk

 

Data sharing (Sports Club members only)

 

Please be aware that Bristol SU may share data relating to the members of its sports clubs with the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health (a department of the University).  This information may be used for the purposes of communicating direct with these members and/or to cross-reference against SEH's Sports Pass membership records.

 

As part of Bristol SU's membership of British Universities & Colleges Sports (BUCS) Bristol SU may have to share data on to its sports clubs members so BUCS can, from time to time, communicate with these members. 

 

Data sharing (Societies members only)

 

If you're joining one of the societies listed below please be aware that your name and email address will be shared with Bristol Hub for the purpose of keeping you up to date with their activities through their email “The Week”:


AIESEC Bristol, AMICUS Bristol, Anti-Slavery Society, Bristol Feminists, Bristol Friends of MSF, Bristol Marrow, Bristol Social Enterprise Society, Bristol Student Action for Refugees, Bristol University Amnesty International, Conservation Group, Bristol University Oxfam Group, Bristol University Sustainability Team, Bristol Volunteers for Development Abroad, Engineers Without Borders, Howard League for Penal Reform Student Society, International Affairs Society, Medsin Bristol, Model United Nations, and Vegetarian and Vegan Society.

 

For more information on Bristol Hub visit: http://www.bristolhub.org.

 

If you do not want your details shared with the Hub please email: bristolsu@bristol.ac.uk.


These terms shall be governed by English law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. Nothing in these terms shall exclude liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.