How do I join the Stevenage COVID Chess Challenge? – The Comet

Posted: May 21, 2020 at 2:41 pm

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PUBLISHED: 11:26 20 May 2020 | UPDATED: 11:26 20 May 2020

Jacob Savill

The COVID Chess Challenge is open to all ages and abilities. Picture: Stevenage Rotary Grange


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The COVID Chess Challenge will be launching later this month, and anyone is free to join, of all ages and abilities.

Club President Ian Begg said: Chess offers a great contribution to mental wellbeing. It enables people, young and old, to maintain and forge new friendships during the lockdown. Undertaken safely online, chess has no boundaries of age, race, or ability.

The challenge takes place on a website called Lichess. It is free, and requires only a quick sign up before joining the Stevenage Grange Chess Club.

The clubs first tournament will be called The Bob Fowler challenge, in memory of the former mayor and renowned chess player who sadly passed away with COVID-19 last month.

If you would like to join, go to the clubs private Facebook group Grange Chess Club, or contact Rotarian James Corrigan at

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