The South Shields Chess Club has seen its membership numbers increase dramatically this year . The club in recent years struggled to maintain one or two teams , but this year has entered 3 teams into the Local Chess Associations of Durham and Northumberland . Next year there is talk of a fourth and possibly 5th team .
The increase in participation is partly down to a number of things.
1. The very Basic Website , created with no budget . This is in dire need of some improved imagery and design input . Maybe some local designer might want to swap a few chess lessons and coaching for some design time .
2 . The very welcoming nature of the people involved in the club .
3. The help of the South Shields Gazette for their agreement to start a weekly chess column that helps up to maintain the profile .
Come down and play a friendly game .