Atherton Chess Club


The Atherton Arms, 6 Tyldesley Road, Atherton, M46 9DD.

Club Nights

Monday, 7.30 p.m. onwards, all the year around. If you would like to visit on a club night then let us know a few days in advance and we will ensure that there is somebody there to greet you and give you a game.


The club play in four leagues. These being the Bolton & District Chess League, the Central Lancashire Chess League, the Manchester Chess Federation and the Warrington and District Chess League.

Our club serves the needs of chess players in the Atherton, Leigh, Tyldesley and Westhougton areas, although we have members from even further afield.

Players of all standards and abilities (including juniors) are always welcome. The club also organises the Atherton Rapidplay tournament, a fun event that takes place in spring.

Club Contact:

Jim Ward (Secretary) Telephone: 01942 674013

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Approaching Atherton from the Bolton direction, follow the A579 (Bolton Road) past Atherton station and into the Atherton one-way system at Church Street. Very quickly after entering Church Street the road forks and you should take the left turn into Tyldesley Road. The Atherton Arms is on the left-hand side within a few yards.