The College Chess Club began in 2001. Twelve years on and it is now one of the most popular areas the college has to offer. The Club is open 4 lunchtimes a week, with students playing each other in many forms of the game like ‘Crazy House’, ‘Transfers’ or simply in ‘friendly’ competition with timers. Chess Club allows the students to show their passion for the game enabling them to participate in multiple official competitions throughout the year including MCS where the college consistently places well. The college also runs its own chess tournament ‘Chess Mania’ to determine the college Chess Master for each year. With the newly installed cupboards to house the brand new chess boards and timers (2013) Chess Club just keeps growing and growing.