Chess Society

Chess for all levels. Grab a free membership! We usually play on Thursdays at 4:30pm in Zeros.

What we do

Chess for all levels, beginner to expert. Casual play over the board and online on a weekly basis, plus lessons, tournaments, socials, and loads more!

Where do we play?

We usually play on Thursdays at 4:30pm in Zero's at the Student Union, but scroll down and check out "upcoming events" to see when we're meeting next!

What next?

Sign up (for free!) below and we'll keep you in the know! Once you've joined we'd also encourage you to join our Discord where we chat, plan, share puzzles, play games, and more! Check out all our links here. We also have an affiliate link with, where we get some money back if you sign up for a premium membership.

Want more information?

Contact for more info or president Adam:

Standard Membership is for current students and Associate Membership is for alumni (you need to create a "guest" profile to select this option).

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Your Privacy

You can view our standard society privacy statements here. If this particular society has any amendments to this privacy statement, they will be shown below.


We ask to collect your Lichess and Usernames (if you have them, don't worry if you don't!) so you can join the society's online games.

As a member of the Heriot-Watt Chess Society, you may have the opportunity to compete in chess tournaments with other Universities and external organisations. 

If you choose to compete in these events, we may ask you to share additional data with the society so it can be shared with the tournament organisers. We expect this data to include name, chess rating, age, email and course of study. This data varies depending on the tournament organiser.

We will never give this data to an external organisation without your explicit consent first.