Now is a great time to join Camberley Chess Club online

Now is a great time to join Camberley Chess Club online.  We have a series of excellent guest speakers lined up this month.  On Tuesday 5th IM Matthew Wadsworth will talk to us about games from recent Varsity matches.  Then in the subsequent 3 weeks GM Peter Wells, IM Nigel Povah and FM Hamish Olson will join us.  Later in the season an impressive list of GM’s and IM’s will be speaking, including Mickey Adams, David Howell, Danny King, Jim Plaskett and Danny Gormally.  All this for an annual membership of just £25.   See our events listing and membership details on our website at

Camberley public enjoying chess at Camberley Market

There was a great turnout at the Camberley Market on Saturday 21st August 2021 and many people stopped to enjoy a game of chess or chat to members of Camberley Chess Club.

There were many members of the public who on seeing the boards all setup to play rekindled their interest in chess, others who were beginners, others experienced. Also it was nice to see some old members again as well as recently joined members.

It was very interesting to meet people who have learnt to play chess online, often in the last year or less, and had never played with a set of chess pieces, on a board, sitting opposite their opponent!

It also gave the club an opportunity to let Camberley know that we have been awarded Club of the Year by the English Chess Federation.

ECF Club of the Year – Camberley Chess Club

Camberley Chess Club are proud to have been awarded the Club of the Year by the English Chess Federation (ECF).

Thank you to our members, online members, online presenters, special guests and everyone who has supported us over the last year.

Thank you to the ECF for this award.

To view the ECF Awards and citations please click here and you will see the Camberley Chess Club citation on pages 17 to 22.

You can view the original submission 6 pages below.

Camberley Chess Club – ECF Club of the Year 2021

Pine Ridge meeting 02

The weather was great, the beer was cool and the chess was exciting!

Camberley Chess Club met at Pine Ridge again for some informal games of chess.

We had first appearances by many welcome members including Peter and Alfredo.

Camberley vs Nairobi Chess Club

On Sunday 6th June we had an exciting match between Camberley Chess Club and Nairobi Chess Club.

It was played on, but due to the constraints of this platform, each of the 10 Camberley players had to challenge their Nairobi opponents individually.

Two games with a time control of 25 minutes plus an increment of 5 seconds per move were played.

BoardCamberley Chess Club  Nairobi Chess Club 
1Soeren BaerSoeren_Baer0 - 2Tyron MilareMTyron
2Peter Hassonpeterhasson1.5 - 0.5Roberto VilluelaNairobiCC
3Paul Sloanecodbanana1 - 1Vasanth Rameshkenyachessplayer
4Julien Shepleyjumush0 - 2Paul OdhiamboPol254
5Daniel Shekmrancells0.5 - 1.5Pranjal Parikhpranj2404
6Martin WallmanMartinWallman2 - 0Peter Schuppchinapit
7Mark PayneMark_Payne2 - 0Aslam AdamAslamAdam
8Steve HarleySteve_Harley0 - 2Jay NakerJay_Naker
9Mark TaylorMarcusDidiusFalco2 - 0 (default)Jean B DomelevoJbZorba
10Gordon BirchGordonCamberley1 - 1Veniamin NegruVeneaNegru

The match finished a draw 10-10 !

Thanks to Nairobi Chess Club and its players for an enjoyable match.

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