Club Helpers


Here is some information about the club committee and people who help teach chess and go at the club


Committee Members

Patrick Ribbands

Picture of Patrick Ribbands

Paul Smith

Picture of Paul Smith

Tom McNeeney

Picture of Tom McNeeney

Sean Blanchflower

Picture of Sean Blanchflower

Mark Hsieh

Picture of Mark Hsieh

Mark Walters - no picture yet.

Rui Xue (Cherie) - no picture yet.


Other Chess and Go helpers

Many of the committee members have helped out with Chess and Go teaching at the club. Paul and Tom are the nominated representatives of the Cambridge University Go Society, and Patrick (who is a former president of the Cambridge City Chess Club) is a strong chess player who has helped with chess teaching at the club for many years.

Two more people who regularly help with Go teaching at the club are Khanh Nguyen and Bruno Poltronieri. Bruno has a rating of 3-dan and is one of the strongest British Go players

Khanh Nguyen

Picture of Khanh Nguyen

Bruno Poltronieri - no picture yet.


Former club helpers

Here are some people you may recognise who used to help out at the club!

Greg Young is a former USA junior chess champion who helped out at the club in 2015. He is a great chess teacher and he organised lots of fun events such as bullet chess and a chess-go competition, and he played 13 players at once blindfold. He had some special tape for sticking on people who made "tapeworthy" moves (in other words, mistakes!).

Picture of Greg Young

James Wood is a former president and secretary of the Cambridge University Go Society who helped out at the club in 2016

Picture of James Wood

Chris Davison is a strong chess player who taught chess at the club in 2017

Picture of Chris Davison

Fabian Tobianski is a chess teacher and player from Germany who taught chess at the club in 2017

Picture of Fabian Tobianski


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