ECF Club of the Year Presentation

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.

The full citation for the award and links to the ECF Awards can be found here https://camberleychess.co.uk/ecf-club-of-the-year-camberley-chess-club/

Camberley public enjoying chess at Camberley Market

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.

GM David Howell

An Evening with David Howell

May 18 @ 8:00 pm 10:00 pm BST

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 info@camberleychess.co.uk (unless you are on online member, in which case you will receive the link automatically).

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IM Nigel Povah

Brush up your Endings skills with IM Nigel Povah

May 11 @ 7:30 pm 9:30 pm BST

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 info@camberleychess.co.uk (unless you are an online member, in which case you will receive the link automatically).

NOTE THE EARLIER START TIME THAN NORMAL

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Aberdeen Chess Club v Camberley Chess Club

May 4 @ 8:00 pm 10:00 pm BST

Following our recent victory against Isle of Wight Chess Club, On Tuesday 4th May a team of 10 from CCC will play an online match versus The Bon Accord Chess Club Aberdeen on Chess.com.  Each player will play two games against the same opponent at a time limit of 20 mins plus 10 sec increment. 

In parallel there will be a Zoom meeting where a running commentary on the games will be given by experienced club members.  The commentary will be pitched at beginners and intermediate players to help them understand the games.

https://www.facebook.com/bonaccordchessclub

Camberley Chess Club meets online via Zoom video conference every Tuesday evening at 8pm.

If you are not yet an online member and would like to join in online, please request in advance by emailing info@camberleychess.co.uk

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Sunday Arena 06 on chess.com

April 25 @ 4:00 pm 5:00 pm BST

Camberley Chess Club will host its weekly  Arena chess tournament on chess.com.  As for previous events, the time limit for each game will be 5 minutes plus a 2 second per move increment, and the tournament will last for 60 minutes.  To enter, join Camberley Chess Club on chess.com https://www.chess.com/club/camberley-chess-club then click on Upcoming Events, Sunday Arena to start playing at 4pm.  Entries open at 3pm on the day.

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Match versus Isle of Wight with Live Commentary

April 20 @ 8:00 pm 10:00 pm BST

On Tuesday 20th April a team of 7 from Camberley Chess Club will play an online match versus Isle of Wight Chess Club on Chess.com.  Each player will play two games against the same opponent at a time limit of 20 mins plus 5 sec increment.  In parallel there will be a Zoom meeting where a running commentary on the games will be given by experienced club members.  The commentary will be pitched at beginners and intermediate players to help them understand the games.

Camberley Chess Club meets online via Zoom video conference every Tuesday evening at 8pm.

If you are not yet an online member and would like to join in online, please request in advance by emailing info@camberleychess.co.uk

Camberley Chess Club is on chess.com here https://www.chess.com/club/camberley-chess-club

Isle of Wight Chess Club is on chess.com here https://www.chess.com/club/wood-pushers-isle-of-wight-chess-club

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Sunday Arena 05 on chess.com

April 18 @ 4:00 pm 5:00 pm BST

Camberley Chess Club will host its weekly  Arena chess tournament on chess.com.  As for previous events, the time limit for each game will be 5 minutes plus a 2 second per move increment, and the tournament will last for 60 minutes.  To enter, join Camberley Chess Club on chess.com https://www.chess.com/club/camberley-chess-club then click on Upcoming Events, Sunday Arena to start playing at 4pm.  Entries open at 3pm on the day.

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GM Michael Adams

Special Event! An Evening with GM Michael Adams

April 13 @ 8:00 pm 10:00 pm BST

Video of the event is now available on our Videos page https://camberleychess.co.uk/videos/

We are excited to announce that Grandmaster Michael Adams will be our star guest.  Michael is the long-time UK number 1, former world number 4, candidates finalist and has been British champion 7 times.  He will talk us through some games and there will be a Q&A session where members can ask questions. 

Michael kindly put a post on his website with the video of it too http://www.michaeladamschess.co.uk/2021/04/camberley-chess-club-talk/

If you have applied for and not yet received your Zoom link, please check your spam/junk folder.

This event is open to all, but it is likely to be very popular and priority access will be given to online members. 

If you are not yet an online member and would like to join in online, please request in advance by emailing info@camberleychess.co.uk

Camberley Chess Club meets online via Zoom video conference every Tuesday evening at 8pm.

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