Please note the Chess Club is unable to accept new members for the current season, ending 30 May 2024.

About Membership

Becoming a member of Queens Park Chess Club will allow you to play in our Club Championship, participate in league matches, learn and develop your skills in a friendly environment, and access events throughout the season.

To find out more about these events, please visit our Club Championship and League Info pages.

For the 2023/24 season, the standard annual membership fee is £50. A lower £25 fee is also available for students, pensioners and those on low incomes.

You must be 18 or over to join or visit the Club, due to the Club being based in a licensed premises.

All Members and Visitors to the Club are required to abide by the Constitution, as agreed by Members.

Membership Closed

We regret that we have reached our membership ceiling, and cannot accept any more new members in the 2023/24 season. With capacity limits in our venue, our league teams and our Club Championship, the Club cannot provide membership benefits to more than 54 people at present.

We are operating a waiting list for membership, but we are no longer accepting new additions. Those already on the waiting list, will be contacted in the event any free spaces become available from existing members leaving during the season.

If you would like to join our mailing list to receive notification on membership registration for next season, running from Sept 2024 to May 2025, please email us at the following address, with a note of your email address and phone number:

Other Options

Non-members are welcome to visit us on any Club night to play casual chess for free with members and other visitors. Our Constitution states:

The Club will be an inclusive space for anyone who wishes to play either casual or competitive chess. Wherever possible, individuals will have the opportunity to visit and play casually with the Club for free.

Queens Park Chess Club Constitution

Those looking to play over-the-board chess in the south side should also consider visiting the Thursday Chess Group, our welcoming local partner, who meet for casual chess every Thursday evening in Shawlands.

We are supportive of the wider growth of the chess scene in Glasgow and Scotland. Should you wish to look at joining another Chess Club, Chess Scotland maintain a list of Member Clubs.

Our closest neighbours are: Cathcart and Giffnock, both of which share a venue close to Giffnock town centre, and Phones, Glasgow Montrose, and Strathclyde University Chess Society (which is open to non-students), which are all located in or close to the city centre.

In addition, the Chess in Glasgow Facebook Group highlights events and other opportunities to play chess in the greater Glasgow area; and the Chess Scotland calendar contains information on upcoming national competitions.

Please contact us if you have any questions about membership.