Chess Society

Chess for all levels. Grab a free membership, or pop us an email for more info. We usually play on Thursdays at 4pm.

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

We usually play on Thursdays at 4pm (we're just waiting for confirmation of what we can do because of COVID this year but if you sign up (for free!) we'll keep you in the know!).

Once you've joined we'd also encourage you to join the following:




Contact for more info or president Adam:

Standard Membership is for current students and Associate Membership is for alumni.

Committee Members



Vice President



We've no news at the moment!


Sorry! We've nothing planned in our calendar at the moment!



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We also ask to collect your Lichess and Usernames 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.