Season 2023-24

The last few sessions of this season are scheduled as follows:

  • Monday, 10th June
    u1750 Cup Final v Hemel Hempstead - Lost 2-3
  • Monday, 17th June
    AGM & Curry
  • Monday, 24th June
    Double Cross match. St Albans v Harrow - Lost 18-26 - Photos
    Sharp Trophy u1900 Final v Stevenage - Won 4½-1½
  • Monday, 1st July
    Puzzle Night with WIM Natasha Regan & Matt Ball
  • Monday 8th July
    Handicap Cup - 2024 Results
  • Monday 15th July to Monday 18th August
    Summer Season
    Lavers Ladder competition

St Albans Club Fixtures (Quick Links)

Herts Results Website

Match Venues & Club Websites

All St Albans Fixtures

1st Team2nd Team3rd Team

4th Team5th Team6th Team

7th Team8th Team

U1600 Team 1U1600 Team  2

League Cups

Herts & District League (u1900)

The Bronze Pawn

Hertfordshire County Matches (u1850)


St Albans Chess Club meets on Monday evenings in the events room at:

The County Club,
29 Ridgmont Road,
St Albans AL1 3AG

The Chess Club is open from 7.30pm and matches usually start at 7.45pm.

New players of all strengths are always welcome.


ECF County Championships

Hertfordshire u1850 team, captained by Matt Ball, have progressed to the Final against Greater Manchester. The match will be played at in Coventry.

St Albans Club Championship - Silver Rook

The three qualifying rapid-play rounds have been completed and the results can be viewed on through the following links:

The top eight qualifiers determined by individual rating performance in any one of the three qualifying rounds progress to the knockout rounds.

Quarter-final matches (with player seeding shown in brackets) are:

  • Ovidiu Bodnar (1) vs Stephen Grant (8)
  • John Gemmell (5) vs Aidan Ellis (4)
  • Matthew Walsh (3) vs Neil Willmott (6)
  • Jeremy Fraser-Mitchell (7) vs Ben Sommerbauer-Cornell (2)

Hertfordshire Inter-County Matches 2023-24

Hertfordshire plays in the u1850 section of the East Anglian Chess Union (EACU) County Championship from which two teams qualify to compete in the ECF County Championship.

EACU matches comprise 16 boards and are played at King Edward VII Memorial Hall, High Street, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8JP on these dates:

  • Sunday 29 October 2023
    10.00am Hertfordshire 7-9 Suffolk
    2.00pm Cambridgeshire 6½-9½ Hertfordshire
  • Sunday 4 February 2024
    10.00am Norfolk 9-7 Hertfordshire
    2.00pm Hertfordshire 8-8 Suffolk
  • Sunday 3 March 2024
    10.00am Cambridgeshire 6-10 Hertfordshire
    2.00pm Hertfordshire 10½-5½  Norfolk

For League Table see: EACU u1850 League Table 2023-24

Hertfordshire finished second behind Suffolk and thereby qualify to play in the ECF County Championships.

Season 2023-24

Events planned for the start of season are:

To reserve a place in any of the start of season events, please, contact Chris Pines, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Herts & District Jamboree

St Albans took part in the H&D Jamboree (u1900) held at Allenburys Sports & Social Club, Ware, on Tuesday 19th September 2023.
Eight teams, each comprising 5 players, were paired against each other in a single round jamboree pairing.
For results of St Albans players, see St Albans Results
Position Team Game Points  
1 Welwyn Hatfield 4.5  
2 St Albans 3.5  
3 Hertford 3.0  
4 Hoddesdon 2.5  
5= Bishops Stortford 2.0  
5= Enfield 2.0  
7 Allenburys 1.0  
8 Hemel Hempstead 0.0