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ECF rated games for members every week

The Rapid Matrix Spring 2004 tournament is in full swing. We have had 4 rounds in January with a total of 74 games played, all of which are already included in latest ECF Rapid ratings. If you haven't played a Rapid Matrix game yet, just come along, ask any member ...

2024 Jan Junior Tournament

Another very successful Junior 5 round rapid play Swiss tournament was held in the Band Room at Gordon's School. There were a record number of entrants. Well done to all the juniors, the standard of their chess playing has continued to improve. These events are all ECF rated, so the ...

Sunday afternoon at Ascot Brewery

We had a very enjoyable first Sunday afternoon casual session at a new venue - Ascot Brewery (which is actually in Camberley). It was roomy with lots of tables, comfortable armchairs and a fantastic selection of beers, ciders, soft drinks, pizzas, tea and coffee. We had about 20 attendees including ...

2023 Christmas Social Chess960

On Thursday 21st December we held our annual Christmas Social Event.  This was our first Christmas at our new home, Heatherside Community Centre.  Luckily, we were able to use the main hall for the chess and the adjoining kitchen area for snacks and soft drinks, and it proved to be ...

2023 Nov Junior Tournament

Well done to all the juniors who played in the latest Junior tournament held at Gordon's School on Sat 25th Nov 2023. At the end of the tournament, the juniors were all congratulated for the excellent way that they all contributed to this very friendly but competitive event. Top Girl ...

2023 Oct Junior Tournament

Camberley Juniors ‘rocked’ at the Gordon’s School hosted competition today. Talking the top three spots! All juniors were great sportsman and supported their team mates. A couple of special mentions: Joanie and Lucas in their first competition - well done. Imandi - a well deserved and hard fought bronze medal ...

2023 Camberley Keith Richardson Rapid Play Tournament

The 2023 Keith Richardson Memorial Tournament was held on Saturday 30th Sep. Keith was a valued club member from the 1970s, an International Correspondence Grandmaster and very well known in the English chess community. He suffered from Parkinson’s disease and died in April 2017. Thanks to all the players and ...

2023 Trophy Presentations

At our 2023 AGM the Club Champions and some League Team winner trophies were presented to the deserving winners: Full tournament details, round pairings and results as well as the previous seasons' winners can all be found on our Club Championships page Club Champions Club Champion – Julien Shepley. Player ...

2023 Aug Open Blitz

We held an Open Blitz Tournament on Thursday 24th August.  There were 24 entrants, including 8 juniors, playing 6 rounds of ECF Blitz rated games at a time control of 5 minutes plus 3 seconds increment.  We were especially pleased to welcome three guests from Staines Chess Club.  There were ...

2023 Junior Blitz

We ran the 2023 Junior Blitz Tournament on Thursday 17th August. It was a very successful and enjoyable event, with 18 juniors playing 6 rounds of ECF Blitz rated games. The time control was 5 minutes plus 3 second increment. This made for some exciting and fast chess games, with ...

2023 July Rapid Tournament

Following a successful Blitz tournament in May, Camberley Chess Club held an ECF rated Rapid-play tournament over three consecutive weeks which finished on July 13th. There were 22 players and some close and exciting finishes. Julien Shepley was the overall winner with 5.5 points out of 6. Well done Julien! ...

Daniel Shek wins Major Tournament

Laura Mullins of BAE Systems, Farnborough, presented a cheque for £325 to Daniel Shek, Salesian College student and Camberley Chess Club member, for winning first place in the Major section of the South Lakes Chess Congress held in Barrow In-Furness. Despite the long drive from Farnborough to Barrow In-Furness, Daniel ...