A NEW chess club is being established in Horwich for anyone interested in the game, from beginners to advanced players.

Keen chess professional Richard Bohm, who has been playing since he was just 12-years-old, is setting up a weekly chess club for players both in the local area and around the borough.

The player is inviting new members of the club to join him on his trips around the country in groups.

The club will meet once a week on Mondays at 7.30pm at The Beehive Pub in Horwich. The club already has six members and is on the hunt for more at any level. Mr Bohn said: “We’re hoping to get a Horwich team together. I like to teach people as well, so anyone is welcome to try it out.”