The Ayr chess club members have decided to join Carrick for friendly games because they can no longer afford Loudon Hall on a regular basis.
The Ayr members are missing their secretary Carol Wright who sadly passed away this summer and was a main stay within the club.
Both Ayr and Carrick are both in Division two so they will have to face each other at some point.
Bob Fulton has a chess set for visually impaired people.
Normally players have to play according to the touch-move rule: If you touch a piece you must move it.
However visually impaired people are allowed to have a separate board where they’re allowed to touch the pieces all the time.
There is a lively scene for visually impaired players and they also play in the Chess Olympiad alongside sighted players.
Carrick chess club meets on Wednesdays from 7-10pm in the Town Hall in Maybole. The members are looking forward to many social games, but Carrick still needs new players for the league!