Plans are now established for Hunters Hill Social Chess Group


HUNTERS Hill Ryde Community Services is supporting the establishment of the Hunters Hill Seniors Chess Group.

The group will cater for those who wish to participate in social chess on a regular basis.

We plan to meet on a weekly basis on Wednesdays from 2pm to 5pm or thereabouts and the venue will be the atmospheric Ironwood Company Coffee House at 102 Woolwich Road Woolwich.

Expertise in chess isn’t required for these informal and social sessions.

Lady members are more than welcome as are non senior residents who are available on Wednesday afternoons.

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GAMES will be in the main non competitive but some members may wish to take celebratory or consoling libations at close of play at The Woolwich Pier Hostelry which is strategically placed, adjacent to the Ironwood Coffee House.

To those male retirees, who are receiving spousal instructions to get out of the house more often, our group offers a meaningful occasion to comply.

Such activities are much recommended by marriage counsellors and the like.

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THE laws of chess are rules governing the play of the game of chess.

While the exact origins of chess are unclear, modern rules first took form during the Middle Ages.

The rules continued to be slightly modified until the early 19th century, when they reached essentially their current form.

Rules also varied somewhat from place to place.

There are variations of the rules for fast chess, correspondence chess, online chess, and chess variants.

Chess is a game played by two people on a chessboard, with sixteen pieces (of six types) for each player.

Each type of piece moves in a distinct way.

The goal of the game is to checkmate, that is, to threaten the opponent’s king with inevitable capture.

Games do not necessarily end with checkmate – players often resign if they believe they will lose.

In addition, there are several ways that a game can end in a draw.

Besides the basic movement of the pieces, rules also govern the equipment used, the time control, the conduct and ethics of players, accommodations for physically challenged players, the recording of moves using chess notation, as well as provide procedures for resolving irregularities which can occur during a game.

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LADIES we hope you’ll take up the challenge to demonstrate your skills and superiority on the chess board.

We plan to commence our meetings on or about Wednesday April 13.

So all are welcome. Anyone wishing to register with us or make inquiries should phone Reception at Hunters Hill Ryde Community Services on 9817-0101.


TONY KELLY is convenor of Hunters Hill Seniors Chess Group