About Us

Luton Chess Club, a historic and active chess club that has been a part of the Bedfordshire County Chess Association since its inception in 1922. Our club has a rich history of promoting chess in the local community, and we continue to do so to this day.

At Luton Chess Club, we believe that chess is a game for everyone, regardless of age or skill level. We offer a welcoming and inclusive environment where chess enthusiasts of all levels can come together to enjoy the game and improve their skills. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced player, you will find a home at Luton Chess Club.

Our club meets every Tuesday at the University of Bedfordshire library, where we host a variety of events and tournaments throughout the year. We also organize friendly matches against other local clubs, providing our members with the opportunity to put their skills to the test in a competitive setting.

At Luton Chess Club, we are committed to promoting chess in the local community. We believe that chess can have a positive impact on people's lives, helping to improve critical thinking, problem-solving, and social skills.


The club charges £24 per year for membership, with concessions for students and the unemployed. You do not need to pay subs until you have come along 2-3 times and have decided you would like to stay. Club fees are cash only and payable to the treasurer of the club. Please note that in order to play in most championships and to attain an official rating, you will need to join the ECF (English Chess Federation) separately with a Bronze membership or above here.



The Luton Chess Club meets at the University of Bedfordshire library every Tuesday from 7pm.

St Ann's Rd, Luton LU1 3HZ.