Posted 06 April 2008 - 05:10 PM
The SchemingMind.com is a correspondence style chess site with teams and players from all over the world that strikes a good balance between informality and strong chess. Initially an internet team, I would hope to use the team's forum to possibly progress to an OTB club where players could meet on a regular basis.
Posted 18 April 2008 - 02:31 PM
Thursdays 6-8pm - Lerwick Library
The first floor mezzanine is available on these nights.
Lerwick Library has further info and a contact number.
Posted 12 March 2011 - 11:22 AM
Posted 12 March 2011 - 01:39 PM
Posted 17 March 2011 - 01:08 AM
It would be nice if something more like a chess club could come from these events and they might provide the push for it to happen. The attempt above in the Library was certainly a worthy attempt but having the Lewis pieces here has certainly provided impetus.
Like all things in Shetland, it needs dedicated and energetic volunteers to take it forward.
Posted 17 March 2011 - 06:06 AM
Would you mind assuring everyone on Shetlink that Derek, Jan, Emma & I will a) hold another Junior tournament before the summer nights set in, and put together a chess club come the autumn where kids are welcomed, and c) help schools to create chess clubs of their own (the schools I know about are very keen).
We will get this together, and we would welcome the assistance of everyone who is willing to give time, particularly those who have been disclosure-checked for working with young people.
Shetland Chess Champion 1977, 1979, 1981
There's also a bit in there about continuing the annual chess comps and the need for additional sponsors.
If you think you can help can I suggest contacting THEM (not me)
Emma Miller's at the museum, Derek Hughson & Jan Riise and at the council and Ken's at Kildrummy. All Four with be at the competition on Saturday.
Posted 17 March 2011 - 04:48 PM
Anyway, it may be slightly presumptuous of me but I decided to create a Shetland chess clan on the correspondence site I use, namely www.playtheimmortalgame.com
Annual membership costs around Â£25 but you can join for free (limited to 5 games at a time and you can't join clans on the free membership though).
I recommend it if like me you enjoy playing chess daily without access to OTB games. If you do join the site you can find the clan by searching for 'Shetland'.
Also looking forward to a Shetland OTB chess club in the near future!
Posted 23 March 2011 - 09:26 AM
Plans are afoot to begin a Shetland Chess Club, but willing participants are needed! There will be a bit of work to be done to put the club together, but there are already plans to hold another junior tournament before the summer.
Anyone who is interested in helping to get the club together should email firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted 27 October 2011 - 05:54 PM
Players of all abilities are welcome to come along every Thursday evening. A league system will be established with the expectation that competitions will be held towards the end of the season (April/May)
The Shetland Chess Club will meet on Thursday evenings from 6.30-9.30pm in room 5, Islesburgh House, Lerwick. (come along for the whole session or just an hour)
A nominal payment of Â£1.00 per adult and Â£0.50p per child (under 16 yrs) will be collected each session to help with the costs of room hire.
The Facebook page is on it's way - mind and visit for results updates!
Posted 27 October 2011 - 06:07 PM
Posted 02 November 2017 - 08:57 PM
i know this is an old thread but i hope you may still look. there is a new chess club meeting at mareel on thursday nights from 515 pm. or look on chess.com for shetland chess club. hope to see you there. rob