Checkmate! Birmingham began last year as a way of bringing local communities together through playing chess. Checkmate! Birmingham is a Community Interest Company that aims to make chess more accessible and appealing to people from all ages & socio-economic backgrounds. Our first year has been massively successful and we're starting to build an amazing community of individuals from all different walks of life. It felt as though traditional chess clubs aren't appealing to younger generations and can feel out of touch despite their benefits, Checkmate! is a way of bridging that gap, it's never in one set place - this means we can access multiple corners of Birmingham's Communities.
Funded by Birmingham (August 2022)