Barrow Chess Club Closed-note by club secretary Dave Cole

Having reviewed the latest Covid19 Tier 2 rules and guidelines on social gatherings and sporting activities indoors for which Barrow is now subject to, I have had to conclude that playing chess would contravene these rules unless a player can play against a family member or an individual living alone plays against someone who has joined their 'bubble' for support. 

There are exceptions in the rules for indoor sports as long as people from different households don't mix (within the rule of 6), but I can't see how we can legitimately argue that playing chess is not mixing. Therefore I have to reluctantly say that Barrow Chess Club is closed until further notice (from 19th October 2020).

I will keep everyone up to speed and once circumstances improve the club will hopefully reopen at the earliest opportunit

Important Announcement- THE CLUB IS  Now Closed see notice to the left....     

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 New members are welcome. Our club is open to all regardless of age, gender, ethniticity or disability. If you are keen to learn more about the game, and, improve your play we have many standards of player who can help you . If you are already an established player and want serious competition games, we have many tournaments at the Barrow club, and also play in the Cumbria don't be shy - get yourself to the British Legion on a Monday and a Wednesday! We look forward to seeing you. contact details for club secretary (who isn't the web master) click on the news page for latest news, and competitions page for tournies, and miscellaneous(Info) for general info. Barrow Chess Club meets at the British Legion, Holker Street in Barrow-in-Furness Meeting times are from 7.30pm Mondays and 7.30pm Wednesday