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Opening Ceremony for the World Chess London 2013 Candidates Tournament

The Regency Chess Company was delighted to receive an invitation to the opening ceremony for the 2013 world chess London candidates tournament. The event took place last week on Thursday March 14th. Regency Chess Company founder Julian Deverell attended as did Darren Whiteman, the freelance web designer responsible for our Industry leading website.

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Garde Analogue Chess Clocks

The finest analogue chess clocks come from the German timepiece company Garde, founded in 1862. Our Garde analogue clock is not only of the highest quality, but it also the largest non-digital clock on the market … at 8¾” long x 5″ high x 2¼” deep, with the clock face at 3″ in diameter. It has a bright clear contemporary clock face that harmonizes nicely with the light wooden finished case.

 

Before the advent of digital chess clocks, this was the tournament standard for Grandmaster tournaments, including The World Championship in London England between Nigel Short and Garry Kasparov. The only other worthy competitor, Jerger, is no longer available – other wooden clocks on the market just do not approach the Garde product aesthetically or with respect to functionality.

Whether you are one of the many who dislikes fiddling with settings on digital clocks, or one who simply appreciates simple quality, Garde is the gold standard in mechanical Chess Clocks.

Hector Saxe (Supplier Profile)

Our customers rely on us to sell only the best backgammon sets, sourced from the worlds finest manufacturers. This is why we spend a great deal of time carefully selecting suppliers, and examining their products to ensure we only select the best. Providing our customers with the best backgammon sets that the board game industry has to offer – and this is why Hector Saxe is one of our most valued suppliers of quality backgammon sets.

We sell a  variety of Hector Saxe standard competition sets and we are continually impressed by their quality, durability and sophistication.

About

The Paris based manufacturer has been producing and supplying luxury backgammon sets since 1978. Their factory is located on the outskirts of Paris, with outlets situated in the heart of the city.

What makes Hector Saxe Special?

If you ever come across a backgammon set that is made from the finest cowhide, croc or snake skin chances are that it will have a Hector Saxe logo embossed inside the  casing. Hector Saxe is well known for creating handmade backgammon sets that are as exciting to look at as they are to play on.

Hector Saxe’s classic designs are superb. Especially their faux leather sets that are particularly popular with professional backgammon players. The quality and finish of these sets is extremely high – they are hand sealed and jointed whilst the interiors are made from the softest padded felt.

Most sets include 30 playing pieces and they are all carefully made – some with a Mother of Pearl effect which adds an additional air of sophistication. Even the dice holders are expertly made. Each holder comes covered in the same material as the set, to create a perfect match.

For example, if a Hector Saxe backgammon set has an inlay of brown or tan faux leather the dice cups will be covered and colour matched accordingly.  All Hector Saxe backgammon sets are available in a variety of colours and materials – with faux leather sets being some of our most popular sellers.  It is obvious why Hector Saxe has products which are so popular; with backgammon enthusiasts as well as consumers.

We stock a wide variety of Hector Saxe products and we regularly receive positive feedback from customers who have bought these backgammon sets from us.

New Range Of Garden Chess Sets Now Available

We are delighted to be writing this post in the middle of a heat wave. 2012 has involved a lot of waiting when it came to the summer weather, but it seems that it’s here at last. As if the timing couldn’t be more perfect we have just launched a range of four outdoor chess sets.

These sets are all high quality, weather proof plastic models in eight, twelve, sixteen and twenty four inch (king height) variants. The twenty four inch set is an epic chess set with a board that spans ten feet across. The board is sectional and ideal for the lawn while the pieces can easily be filled with sand or water to weight them down during windy summer days.

We have sourced these sets directly from the manufacturer and cut out the UK based middle man. This means we are able to offer you the best prices on outdoor and giant chess sets.

Giant Garden Chess Set

Our largest Giant Chess Set

 

 

 

New Dal Negro Backgammon Sets In Stock Shortly

The Regency Chess Company is famous for selling chess sets. But it’s always worth remembering that we are the UK’s biggest stockist of backgammon sets. We stock the famous names in Backgammon including the legendary Dal Negro sets. Dal Negro need little introduction as one of the worlds most famous producers of high quality wooden games. Their company started in the 1700s, so to say they have heritage would be an understatement.

During the last 12 months they have completely changed their range of backgammon sets, during the transition they stopped making wooden sets which meant we were unable to supply them for a few months. They have just released three new models however, and as the UK’s best stockist of Dal Negro sets we are about to add them to the website.

Whats surprising is that Dal Negro have managed to increase their level of quality and finish on these new sets compared to their old ones. The standard of finishing on the wood is amazing, the construction solid and the weight and feel is what you would expect from such a top end luxury product. The only thing that we feel lets these sets down is the dice. They are good quality, but not amazing quality like the rest of the set. Keen players may wish to upgrade their dice. We will of course be feeding this back to the company.