Nine year old chess star Daniel Shek

Nine year-old chess star Daniel Shek made all the difference in the final match of the season for Camberley Chess Club.

Daniel, a Fleet resident and a student of Yateley Manor School, easily equaled his vastly more experienced opponent from Fleet Chess Club to clinch Surrey Border Chess League Bell Trophy Cup Final with a 3-2 winning score.

The Cup final brought together two of the best teams in Surrey  after a hard fought campaign that started in September of 2017.

Camberley Chess Club broke another record in 2018 by winning the Bell Trophy for the ninth time since the competition started in 1975 and the team captain, John Upham, has won all 18 matches out of 18 contested !

Camberley Chess Club member - Daniel Shek

Daniel is one of the most promising nine year old chess players in England and regularly plays tournaments abroad and in the UK supported by father Kim who runs Kim’s Plaice, a successful Fish & Chip restaurant in Frimley High Street.

Camberley Chess Club meets  every Tuesday evening in Camberley Baptist Church, 15, Frimley Road, GU15 3EN.

Partnership Announcement – Camberley Chess Club and Frimley Junior Chess Club

Camberley Chess Club is delighted to announce a partnership with Frimley Junior Chess Club.

As Frimley Junior Chess Club members develop as chess players and increase their desire to play more chess and challenge more experienced players Frimley Junior Chess Club are recommending Camberley Chess Club which meets on Tuesday evenings locally.

Camberley Chess Club are recommending Frimley Junior Chess Club to any juniors who may wish to play other juniors of similar experience on a Sunday morning.

Frimley Junior Chess Club was started in 2016 following an idea from Kim Shek, whose son Daniel enjoys chess hugely. They decided that Sundays mornings would be a welcome time to play chess and other skill / strategy board games in a relaxed environment.

Camberley Chess Club was established in 1972 and meets on Tuesday evenings and plays many teams in two local leagues.

This partnership means Surrey Heath has two clubs that are strongly supporting junior chess both on a Sunday morning and a Tuesday evening where they can take their chess further and play in evening league matches and attend club sessions.


2017 Khyber Cup tournament

The annual Khyber Cup mini chess tournament, which was held on Saturday (Aug 5th), had all the attributes of a traditional Khyber Cup – excellent surroundings, thirteen superb and friendly players (and one mum), and weather varying from glorious sunshine to moderately heavy rain. Fortunately the latter came down while we were all warm and dry in the Thatched Cottage pub, and only the boards and pieces got wet. The winner, for the second year running, was Ken Coates. But Ken’s path to victory was not as assured as last year: he went into the final round needing a clear win against Peter Tart, and after a very tightly fought middle game it was only towards the end that Ken gained a slight but sufficient advantage, and even then had to play with caution to avoid Peter’s typically tactical trickery. Well done Ken. So Ken won, with 4 out of 5 points. Peter and Andrew Marley were second on 3.5 points, and Colin was next on 3 points. A special mention too for the youngest player present, George Taphouse, just 9 years old, who won his mum the bottle of wine for being the most promising new player. Thanks to John Upham for not only being an excellent host for us all, but also for the organisation and advertising on Facebook. This very much made the event the success it was. Many thanks also to John Upham for the photos which appear below:[slideshow_deploy id=’499′]

2014 BBQ and chess evening

Camberley Chess Club enjoyed a BBQ and 10 minute games tournament. Thanks to Paul Sloane for organising and hosting the event and to Ken Coates for running the 10 minute, time handicapped, 7 round Swiss style tournament. The joint winners on 4 points out of 7 were Christine Coates, Alan Hemmings, David Hemmings, Ivor Kelly and Peter Tart.

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From top left, Ivor Kelly, Julien Shepley, Martin Wallman, Peter Tart, Sandy McCubbin, Paul Sloane, Alan Hemmings and David Stallan. And seated, Steve Harley, Christine Coates, Neil Binney and David Hemmings.

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