Simply come along on a Thursday night to see the club for yourself, play some chess, meet some members with no obligation to join.
We meet Over The Board every Thursday evening 7:30pm from 21st October 2021 to 28th April 2022 at Camberley Baptist Church, 15 Frimley Road, Camberley, GU15 3EN. Free parking is available close by off Sullivan Road, GU15 3AZ
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. 1809). The Edinburgh Chess Club is proud of its heritage and is happy to entertain chess enthusiasts from all over the world. The match was be commentated on live on our Tuesday evening Zoom meeting.
The match was played on the chess.com platform with 8 boards, with two games each of 20 minutes plus 10 seconds increment.
Full details of the 8.5 to 7.5 Camberley win can be seen and clicked on below.
On Thursday 16th December from 7:30PM to 9:30PM, Camberley Chess Club will host a Swiss tournament on chess.com.
It will be 5 rounds long. The time limit for each game will be 10 minutes (with no increment).
Actual play will start at 7:40PM
To enter, join Camberley Chess Club on chess.com if you have not joined already on https://www.chess.com/club/camberley-chess-club then you will receive an invite an hour before the start. You can register to play up to one hour before.
Camberley Chess Club are very proud to have received the ECF Club of the Year Award.
The award trophy was presented to the club on behalf of the ECF by IM Andrew Martin at Camberley Chess Club’s home location on Thursday 21st October 2021.
IM Andrew Martin praised the committee and club’s achievements over the last year.
On receiving the award, Chairperson Martin Wallman thanked Andrew for presenting the award and thanked all the club members who had contributed with their hard work, particularly the committee members Steve Harley (secretary), Paul Sloane (last year’s Treasurer) and John Upham. A special thanks went to all the presenters who contributed their time.
There was a great turnout at the Camberley Market on Saturday 21st August 2021 and many people stopped to enjoy a game of chess or chat to members of Camberley Chess Club.
There were many members of the public who on seeing the boards all setup to play rekindled their interest in chess, others who were beginners, others experienced. Also it was nice to see some old members again as well as recently joined members.
It was very interesting to meet people who have learnt to play chess online, often in the last year or less, and had never played with a set of chess pieces, on a board, sitting opposite their opponent!
It also gave the club an opportunity to let Camberley know that we have been awarded Club of the Year by the English Chess Federation.
We are excited to announce that Grandmaster David Howell will be our star guest on 18th May. David is the UK number 2, was this country’s youngest GM at the age of 16, and has been British champion 3 times. He will talk us through some games and there will be a Q&A session where members can ask questions.
This event is free and open to all. If you would like to attend please request a Zoom link in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (unless you are on online member, in which case you will receive the link automatically).
On Tuesday 11th May we are delighted that Nigel Povah from Guildford Chess Club will speak to us. Nigel is a very experienced International Master, Correspondence Grandmaster and respected author. He will give a lecture about endings, including some key concepts, illustrative games and problems for the audience to solve.
This event is free and open to all.
If you would like to attend please request a Zoom link in advance by emailing email@example.com (unless you are an online member, in which case you will receive the link automatically).