Time for some giant chess?

No, not playing against GIANTS!a giant

But we will be playing with some giant chess pieces on the 19th April at the Wilton Market day. So this should be a bit of fun. We will have the usual sets also there, for all to use. It all helps to raise the club profile in the local community, and may turn into a regular event. I will remind you closer to the date, to NOT come to the Pulse Cafe for that Sunday.giant chess set


Our small chess community starts

We had 5 children and 2 dads come along today for chess at the Pulse Cafe Bingara (from 9am). One family was from Camden south, the other from Bingara Gorge: a perfect example of building community links. I passed on a few chess hints and tips to those that wanted to listen, and the cafe sold some ice creams and coffees so it was a win all around.

The kids that visited today go to Wilton Public School, where I drop in every second Friday for chess at lunch time. If you thought chess was played in a quiet environment, you would be mistaken – the kids were very excited and it was a good noisy!

Community and chess links

I have created a page for links to local community and chess items of interest. Thanks to the local Wilton community facebook admin for allowing me to promote the club.

We will be meeting every Sunday from 9am during school term at the Pulse Cafe, Bingara Gorge. I am hoping for more advertising that we exist and the numbers attending can only go up!

Welcome to the Wilton chess club


This new year is the “Year of Community” for Wilton and Bingara Gorge. The Wilton Community Chess Club hopes to bring people from all ages and walks of life together – to play chess! It is hoped that friendly chess games, with a little bit of learning along the way, will bind us all together.

We aim to meet once a week for a couple of hours in the Bingara Gorge community space: Pulse Cafe. All skill levels, ages and experience welcome.

Please see the about tab for details, and there is other information on the site to hopefully help you improve your game, or at least to allow you to understand when you go wrong. Advice for parents is also there! Of course, we all know why we should play chess.

If you have any questions, or can assist, then please complete the contact form below. A gold coin donation is requested, to allow for the purchase of equipment or for mini-event prizes.