The Chess Variant Pages

The British Chess Variant Society

The British Chess Variant Society was formed on Saturday, January 4, 1997. The founders of the society can mainly be found among those involved with the periodical Variant Chess: president David B. Pritchard has a column in the journal (and is well known in chess variant circles for his Encyclopedia of Chess Variants, and in wider circles for several other books on chess and other games); treasurer Peter Wood was the former editor of Variant Chess; the other board members are George P. Jelliss and John D. Beasley (secretary of the BCVS).

Variant Chess is now the periodical of the organization, but also continues to be the nice and informative journal on chess variants as it was before.

The British Chess Variants Society started to organize UK variant Championships (by postal play) for several chess variants - these are open only for members that live in the U.K.

One becomes a member by subscribing to Variant Chess (or vice versa).

For more information see Variant Chess, excerpts from Variant Chess, the journal of the British Chess Variant Society!

George Jelliss has created and is maintaining The Variant Chess Website (Link.)

The address of the Secretary is:

  J. D. Beasley
  7 St James Road
  Harpenden, Herts AL5 4NX
  United Kingdom

Written by: Hans Bodlaender
25 June, 2000: Jeff Mallett notified us of a new subscription/billing address.
WWW page created: June 25, 2000.