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Which Session?

Club Duplicate Pairs (Monday and Friday evenings every week)

Monday evening (start 7.00pm) and Friday evening (start 7.30pm; cross‑IMPs) at the YC have traditionally provided the strongest club duplicate in the UK. Rub shoulders with international players, grandmasters, and students many of whom will go on to become the stars of tomorrow. But don’t be intimidated by that—YC members are very friendly and the TD very understanding. So if you are an established player or intermediate player looking to step up in class then this is the game to choose. If you need a partner just turn up and one will be provided, or try our facebook page.


Supervised Play (Wednesday 1.00pm–3.00pm every week)

This is intended for beginners who have taken a course of lessons or intermediate players looking to learn further. See the classes page for further details.


YC Knockout

This is a strong teams‑of‑four double‑elimination knockout event with a £1,000 first prize (and a chance to qualify for the Lederer) open to YC members only.


The intention is to start in January each year, although that slipped in the 2018 season. More information, the draw, and results are on the YC Knockout 2018 page.


Young Chelsea Super League

This is a twice‑yearly teams‑of‑four league run by the club. It consists of two divisions with Division One very strong (with many international players). Two teams are promoted from the lower division and two teams are demoted from the higher division each season. Both divisions play on Wednesday evenings (usually every other week) at the YC. Start time is 7.30pm.



† Note: The club is usually closed on bank holidays and bank holiday weekends in England and in the week between Christmas and the New Year.  Check the calendar for exceptions.



Page last updated 16 January 2020