Latest news – Camberley Chess Club played an Exhibition Charity Match versus Ivanchuk Chess School of Ukraine on 31st July

The match was played over multiple boards on Lichess.org.  The Camberley team included some strong guest players from local clubs at Farnham and Bourne End. Also participating was an 8-year-old Ukrainian girl who is a chess prodigy and 93 year old James Wallman who is one of the oldest graded chess players in England.  Former World #2 Vasyl Ivanchuk was kind enough to join and provided a fantastic commentary across the different games all going on. The match showed solidarity between chess players in England and those in Ukraine and is also raising money to help Ukrainian charities. 

A video of the match which also has commentary timings is here:

To donate to help Ukrainian charities please CLICK HERE

Camberley Chess Club – we meet Over The Board and Online

Please check Events page for all the latest meeting details.

To view our membership options please click here

Over The Board meetings

We meet Over The Board on Sunday afternoons from 4pm to 6pm from 8th May to 25th September 2022 at Pine Ridge Golf Club, Main bar area outside or inside, Old Bisley Road, Camberley, GU16 9NX. Free parking.

These Pine Ridge meetings are FREE just come along.

We meet Over The Board on Thursday evenings 7:30pm to 10:30pm from 29th September 2022 to 27th April 2023 at Camberley Baptist Church Hall, 15 Frimley Road, Camberley, GU15 3EN. Free parking is available close by off Sullivan Road, GU15 3AZ

For Over The Board chess simply come along to see the club for yourself, play some chess, meet some members with no obligation to join.

Online meetings

We also meet Online on Zoom, please check Events page for all the latest meeting details.

We started weekly online meetings at the beginning of the UK Covid lockdown in March 2020 to help members keep in touch, learn and enjoy chess more. We host top players, analyse games, review openings, do puzzles, study endgames, hold consultation and inter club matches. Online meetings are videoed and are listed on our Videos page.

To see the event details of some of our top players, click on their name below:

Membership information can be found on the Membership page.

Please note that we often use photos and videos of our members playing chess or watching zoom meetings on this website, on YouTube or on social media. Therefore please let us know when you join if you do not want your photo/videos to appear.

An Evening with GM David Howell

We were excited to have Grandmaster David Howell as our star guest on 18th May.  David is the UK number 2, was this country‚Äôs youngest GM at the age of 16, and has been British champion 3 times.  He talk us through some positions requiring careful calculations, some games and also left time for some an interesting Q&A session. 

Online meetings are videoed and are listed on our Videos page.

The club started in the 1920s. A brief history of the club can be found here.

We are also on Chess.com

You can join us at chess.com at https://www.chess.com/club/camberley-chess-club

We are also on Lichess.org

Join us at Lichess at https://lichess.org/team/camberley-chess-club

Camberley Chess

To view membership details click here.

Play and enjoy chess Over The Board in Camberley, Surrey and Online from anywhere!

The club welcomes players of all ages, Juniors, Adults, Seniors and of all skill levels. Camberley Chess Club is in Camberley, Surrey, on the border with Berkshire and Hampshire. The club has beginners through to top chess league players and an International Master. The club has multiple teams in the Berkshire Leagues and the Surrey Border Leagues.

The club is in the Surrey Heath Borough area, which includes Camberley, Frimley, Mytchett, Bagshot, Lightwater, Windlesham, Bisley and Chobham. 

The Online section of the club has members based all over the world including the UK, USA, Germany, Spain and India.