News

Here are some news items from recent events.

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 ...

2022-2023 Season started

We had a great start to the 2022-2023 Over The Board chess season on Thursday 29th September 2022. Lots of new chess players came to see what Camberley Chess Club is all about. Several new people have since joined as club members on our Membership page. League matches start next ...

Camberley Chess Club played an Exhibition Charity Match versus Ivanchuk Chess School of Ukraine on 31st July

Camberley Chess Club played an Exhibition Charity Match versus Ivanchuk Chess School of Ukraine on 31st July 2022. The match showed solidarity between chess players in England and those in Ukraine and is also raising money to help Ukrainian charities. To donate to help Ukrainian charities please click here The ...

Results of Arena tournament on lichess

Camberley Chess Club played an Arena tournament on lichess on Tuesday, 26th July 2022. It was at a time control of 10 mins plus 2 seconds increment over two hours, , and there were some very lively games by all. Well done to the winners and everyone who took part ...

First summer 2022 meeting at Pine Ridge

We had our first meeting this summer at Pine Ridge Golf Club. Everyone enjoyed some casual chess games in the glorious May sunshine and many of us also enjoyed a pint too! ...

St Albans Chess Congress

Well done to the many Camberley Chess Club members who played at the 38th St Albans Chess Congress on 23rd and 24th April 2022. Here are links to some fantastic photos that also show the players names, thanks to Brendan O'Gorman. Here are the results of each section: Below are ...

ECF to ELO Conversion

This chart shows how the old ECF grades relate to ELO Ratings The conversion is done with the following equations: ECF = ( ELO - 700 ) / 7.5 ELO = ( 7.5 x ECF ) + 700 ...

Camberley Chess Club v Edinburgh Chess Club

Camberley Chess Club beat historic Edinburgh Chess Club playing online on chess.com Edinburgh Chess Club will be 200 years old this year and is not only the oldest club in Scotland and the UK but probably the second-oldest club in the world. (Zurich is believed to be the oldest est ...

Gordon Birch (1934 – 2021)

It was a great shock and with extreme sadness that we learnt that Gordon Birch passed away Christmas 2021. Gordon was a member of Camberley Chess Club for around 40 years. Gordon joined Camberley Chess Club in around 1982. For four decades Gordon was an outstanding contributor to the club ...