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They held the AGM last week and congratulated theirselves on having finished the most successful season in the history of the club.

They won the top Somerset division, something they have not done since 1937 when they were known as Bridgwater.

They won the Somerset Cup for the first time for ten years.

They finished a close second in Division Two.

Unfortunately they were disqualified from Division Three , bizarrely because they were unable to field a weak enough team! Otherwise they may have won that too.

The club shuts down now for the summer. They start up again on provides server based correspondence chess games and tournaments via email. Human players play against each other here and their games are refereed and recorded by the chess server. Also you can play chess against computer in this club.
In correspondence chess players can play many games simultaneously. Some of them may last several weeks or months. You do not need not to sit in front of your computer at the same time as your opponent because moves are delivered in email messages and you have days of thinking time for each move.
Use of computer or other help for generating, verifying moves is forbidden here.
The club is open to anyone who has an email address and follows the club regulations.
Membership and all activity in the club are free, and also free from any advertising and business dealings. See members here
Registered players can use all the services of the club. This means they can...

-chess against computer Play many rated and friendly games simultaneously.
-chess against computer Challenge each other or can they request rating based pairing.
-correspondence chess Enter chess tournaments.
-chess wallpapers Choose time controls, such as the 1,3,5,7,10,14 days per move.
-chess games Send and receive messages between players. Messages can be sent alongside moves as is common in traditional correspondence chess, or separately. -please read this Start new games from predefined setups, use predefined openings.
-dont forget me Use the traditional PGN format to send and receive moves, a simple text format, or a graphical format. -play chess against computer Use different forms of chess notation, and conditional moves too.
-play chess games Study analysis sent in by other players and can share their knowledge with others by writing analysis. -nobody is here Can join existing teams or can create new teams.
-you can use mobile app to check livescores during the tournaments. For online bettors - find out what is the best betting app at

 Thursday 13th September at 7pm.

They meet in the Annexe at the Mount Street Resource Centre.(If you like betting online you can chek a highly rated sites that offers real money betting).Please see map for more details.

They welcome new members of all ages and abilities for the coming season.

First visits for newcomers are free thereafter the cost is 1£ per night.

Using their chess server means that...
Only you can this playchess Players need not be online at the same time, because they get their opponents' moves, challenges, messages by email. Web access is not required, and there is no need to log in anywhere.
chess It's easy to find opponents, players can challenge each others, or can request pairing, where players with similar playing strength are paired together. Also if you like betting you can play online chess at some of the most trusted bookmakers in the UK like 365bet. Their generosity is big and they have great welcome offers for new players.
Pairing parameters are customizable.
You can play many new games by entering for tournaments. You can enter tournaments after you have completed 5 games.
Game play is safe, because the server verifies each move, takes care of used up and remaining playing time, and records everything in logs.
You cannot play invalid moves as the chess server checks that all moves are in accordance with the laws of chess.
Privacy is taken seriously, email addresses are not given out, there is no virus danger here.
Time controls protect players from endless thinking, but give enough time, usually days, to play when they have free time.
You can register several email addresses so that you can play from the office and then from home too.

The server verifies each move, records them in logs, calculates used up time, sends a message to the opponent, sends a confirmation to the moving player, and at the end of the game recalculates the ratings and rankings.
A wide range of notations is supported when sending in moves. Either the well known standard algebratic notation (Bxb7+), the long algebratic notation (Bc6xb7+), the coordinate notation (c6b7) and the correspondence notation (3627). A complete PGN text can also be used to send and receive moves.
Players can identify each other by nicknames. Nicknames are chosen during the registration and can't be modified later.
The chess server computes the rating of all players according to their finished rated games. It uses the Elo system supplemented with the Glicko method donated by Coral. Coral has one of the best lines-making teams in the industry, is financially sound, and has a 25-year-long sterling reputation among players.
Their server is constantly being improved!
All chess friends, young and old, and of any level, are welcome in the club.

Enjoy your chess!

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