Books Authored By Our Members!


Chess Behind Bars by Carl Portman

Our esteemed Open File editor's experience of bringing chess to prisoners in the English penal system, and how chess can be part of the rehabilitation process.


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From Kosovo to Kandahar A March Through the Ranks or What the Hell - It'll be a laugh

By Steve O'Neill

Our popular former Association Chairman tells the story of his RAF career in a entertaining and charming fashion!


The Chess Scene by Alan Ruffle

A coaching book aimed squarely at club players by the Army Champion of 1974.