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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 ...

Friendly match Camberley v Crowthorne

Thanks to Crowthorne Chess Club for arranging the team for our friendly match which took place on Thursday 22nd June 2023. In the end we had 7 players on each team which was excellent. Everyone was okay with the relatively short (but still standard play) time limit, and with making ...

2023 May Blitz Tournament

For the second club meeting at our new premises at Heatherside Community Centre, we ran a very successful ECF-rated blitz tournament. There were 22 players and 8 rounds with a time control of 3 mins plus 2 sec increment. The session went according to plan, starting at 7:30pm with the ...

Camberley Chess Club are 2023 Haslemere Trophy Winners

We are the Haslemere Trophy champions! We won 5.5-4.5 in the final against Guildford - our target on handicap was 5.5, so it was very tense at the end. Seb brought home the final half after an eventful game. Alfredo, Steve, Martin, Luke, Seb The final match card details are ...

First meeting at Heatherside Community Centre

We had an enjoyable first meeting at our new Heatherside venue yesterday evening. 24 people attended ...

What is the History of Chess

At a recent Camberley Chess Club session, a new member asked "What is the history of chess, where did it come from?" "Is there anything on the club's website about this?" There is a brief history of the club on the website, but there was no mention or references to ...

Junior chess partnership – Gordon’s School and Camberley Chess Club

Gordon’s School has entered into a partnership with Camberley Chess Club to provide training and opportunities for juniors (under -18) to play competitive chess. Training will be provided by an ECF registered coach and senior members of Camberley Chess Club. For information about Camberley Chess Club benefits for Juniors click ...

Gordon’s School Chess Tournament – 18th March 2023

Camberley Chess Club member Aditya Sengupta wins tournament Twenty three year 6 and secondary school aged children took part in a third chess tournament held at Gordon's School, Woking on 18th March 2023. The tournament was free to enter and aimed at beginners to tournament chess. There were six rounds ...

Surrey Heath Cubs Chess Tournament

On Saturday 11th March 2023 the club had the pleasure of organising a tournament for the Surrey Heath Cubs group at the Scout hut at Frimley Lodge Park. There were 23 players from a number of local cub packs, all 8-10 years old; most were very new to chess. We ...

2022 Christmas Social – Fish and Chess

We had an enjoyable Christmas Social "Fish and Chess" Event at Kim's Plaice, Frimley High Street on 22nd December 2022. There were around 16 attendees playing casual chess, followed by a food and then more chess. Thanks to Kim Shek and his staff for their hospitality. The evening was rounded ...

2022 Gordon Birch Memorial Tournament

Professor Gordon Birch was our friend, former Chairman of Camberley Chess Club, and stalwart of local chess over many years. He sadly died last Christmas and he is very much missed by the chess community. To mark the anniversary, we held a Gordon Birch Memorial Tournament at our club on ...

2022-2023 First two matches of the season

It was an intense evening at the club. Hard fought Berks C team versus Newbury B and SBL A team versus Reading A matches both resulted in 2-3 losses. Both Lee and James R won their first match for the club. It was nice to see Hamish Sloan back at ...