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Meet the Team

Club Officials

Gareth Griffiths

Club Secretary

& safeguarding officer

Gareth joined the Club in 2015 and played a key role in the Limit League team's undefeated and championship-winning season

He spent the next 3 seasons as Captain of various teams before taking over as Club Secretary in 2019. As part of that role he is also the club's designated Safeguarding Officer

Mike Taylor

president emeritus

Mike is one of the longest tenured club members. Club President between 2016 and 2022 he has now taken a step back but remains an active club member

Peter Taylor

club legend

No-one remembers a time when Peter wasn't a member of Stockport Chess Club

Peter has also organised the Stockport Rapidplay Congress since 1987 on behalf of the Club

Jeff Mason


Jeff has been a member of Stockport Chess Club for over two decades and served as Club Secretary until 2019

He took on the role of Treasurer in 2023

Andy Coe

team captain

A keen chess player, Andy Coe is currently Captain of the first team in both the Stockport and Manchester Leagues

Ian Anderson

team captain

Ian has been Captain of several teams for many years including winning the Limit League in 3 of the 4 years he was captain

He currently captains the second team in both Stockport and Manchester Leagues

Phil Clare

team captain

A relatively new addition to the club Phil has captained the team in the 2023 South East Lancs Summer League, and will captain the Limit League in 2023-24