News

Here are some news items from recent events.

2024 Club Championship

Congratulations to the winner, Zac Welling and all who played and help organise this years club championship. The last game on board one between Zac and Nisandu was a wild one that looked like it could go either way. You can play it through on our Games page. Click on ...

Club Blitz Championship 2024

The second running of our annual Club Blitz Championship was held on 6 June. This was an exciting evening of fast-paced chess over 8 rounds with a total of 20 participants. The evening began with the prize giving for our recently completed Rapid Matrix Tournament, which ran from January to ...

Basic Endgame Training session 30th May 2024

We had a great Endgame session last night run by Paul Sloane, one of our highest rated members. Paul took us through some essential basic endgame techniques including how to handle King and Pawn and King, Pawn and Rook endings. Techniques such as the King square, King opposition, bridging, shouldering, ...

Gordon’s School Tournament – 11th May 2024

Well done to all who played in the Gordon's School Rapid Play 5 round tournament. Full results are below these photos. For full online details, click image below: ...

6 chess tournaments for summer 2024

Camberley Chess Club have at least 6 chess tournaments between June and September 2024. There are Blitz, Rapid as well as Standard play tournaments. All are ECF rated. All the details are on our Tournaments page as well as included in our Events page ...

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 chess at Ascot Brewery

We had a very enjoyable first casual Sunday afternoon chess 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 ...

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 ...