Join Us

Please note the Chess Club is currently operating a waiting list for new members.

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.

Join the Waiting List

Within four weeks of the 2023/24 season, we were both delighted and surprised to reach our membership ceiling of 50. With capacity limits in our venue, our league teams and our Club Championship, the Club cannot provide membership benefits to more than 50 people.

We are now operating a waiting list for membership. If you would like to join the waiting list, please email us at with the subject line: waiting list.

Like all Clubs, we have a turnover in membership, and the Committee actively monitor engagement levels so that we can offer available spaces to new members. We may also choose to increase the membership cap in future. In order of signing up, we will contact those on the waiting list, to offer free spaces, as they become available.

Current waiting list size: 0.

While You Wait

Those on the waiting list, or who choose not to join Queens Park, may wish to visit us on any Club night to play casual chess for free. 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

You might decide that casual chess games with Club Members and other visitors are enough for you, or you may enjoy developing your skills and getting to know other Members, while waiting for a membership slot, and access to competitive opportunities, to open up.

You could also visit the Thursday Chess Group, our local partner, which is casual chess only – and which many Queens Park Members regularly attend.

You could join the Chess in Glasgow Facebook Group, which highlights events and other opportunities to play chess in the greater Glasgow area.

In addition, the Chess Scotland calendar contains information on upcoming national competitions, where you may meet existing Queens Park Members.

Finally, you may wish to look at joining another Chess Club. We are supportive of the wider growth of the chess scene in Glasgow and Scotland. 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.

Please contact us if you have any questions about membership.