Having been a player, club organiser,equipment supplier and retailer, Gareth Ellis is now using his over 25 years of experience within chess to change chess retailing in the UK.

Wholesale Chess instead of offering the full range of sets, clocks etc. which can be overwhelming especially for newcomers to chess, has hand picked what is in his opinion the best suited for schools, clubs, social and tournament players.

Using extensive purchasing power to secure the best possible prices and passing this on to our customers, we aim to increase the number of participants within the UK and improve the quality of equipment in use.


  • To provide a limited specially selected range of good looking, durable high quality chess products that will best suit the customer's requirements at the best possible price.
  • To advise potential customers to the best of our ability, to guide them to the most suitable products for themselves, even if (in the unlikely event) that means directing them elsewhere.
  • To offer excellent standards of customer service, delivery and follow up to all of our customers irrespective of the size or price of their purchase.
  • To ensure that our high standards of ethics and fairness are always met when dealing with both our customers and suppliers.

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