SK Rockaden, Sweden’s biggest chess club

SK Rockaden, a chess club for players at all levels

SK Rockaden is the biggest chess club in Sweden. Here you can be certain to find chess players of your own strength. We have hundreds of members, players at all levels, young children just getting started, adults and senior players who enjoy chess without taking it too seriously, International Masters and Grandmasters. We welcome all new players. Regardless of how well – or how badly – you play chess, you will find suitable opponents at Rockaden. ”Rockaden” means ”Castling” in Swedish.

We play and train on:
Fridays (main club evening, all levels)
Wednesdays (second club evening, all levels)
Mondays and Thursdays (training groups)
We arrange club tournaments in blitz, long games and online.

More than 1000 players

We have well over 1000 members. Most members are ”juniors” (age 20 and younger). We have well over one hundred senior players as well.

Junior players, schools

There are hundreds of junior players at Rockaden, and kids can be certain to find many opponents of similar strength. For a promising player, Rockaden is a very good club to develop his or her chess.
When we go to national championships we usually rent one or two buses so that we can travel together (inexpensively), and we usually stay together in youth hostels.
Rockaden holds weekly chess activities at several schools in the southern suburbs of Stockholm. Many children start by playing chess in one of our schools, and then move on to play at our club.

Girls

We make several efforts aiming to encourage girls in chess:
All-girl training groups.
Separate ”girl’s room” with their own coach when we travel to major national tournaments.
Naturally, girls also take part in all regular activities and tournaments. In Swedish chess, girls and ladies are not excluded from any event.
Traditionally, chess has been a ”male” activity, and there is still a marked majority of male players. However, this is beginning to change, especially in the younger age groups.

Many nationalities

Chess is one of the most multicultural activities that you can find in Sweden. At Rockaden, you will find chess players of many different nationalities.
Speaking Swedish or English is an advantage, but not a requirement, if you want to play at Rockaden. We welcome chess players from any and all cultural backgrounds.

Strong teams

Rockaden´s teams compete in local and national tournaments at every level. Rockaden has won the Swedish team championship, Allsvenskan, the Swedish Junior (20 yrs) team championship and the Swedish Kadett (16 yrs) team championship repeatedly.

How to get in touch

For contact information, please visit our page ”Kontakt”.
You will find us in Hägerstensåsens Medborgarhus, Riksdalersvägen 2, Hägersten. The subway station Hägerstensåsen is just 400m away and bus 147 stops right outside.
You are welcome to visit our club just to ”check things out”. Most members will be busy playing in our tournaments, but you will certainly find someone to play with. Rockaden is a serious chess club, where most games are competitive and part of a tournament. Our tournaments usually start at 6:30 pm.

Membership fees, season 2020/2021

Juniors and students (aged 25 or less) SEK 555 / semester.
Senior citizens SEK 760 / year.
Other players SEK 1110 / year.
Payable to Plusgiro 55 32 55-1 or to Swish 123 131 82 52.
Please state your membership no, or name&address.

Drug-free environment

Rockaden is a drug-free environment.