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Beckenham and Bromley Chess Club

(incorporating West Wickham Chess Club)

We meet on Wednesday nights from September to June in The Studio at The Parklangley Club

We offer the opportunity for competitive chess at all levels.

We have seven teams in the Kent League and four in the Croydon League.

Internal competitions include a FIDE rated competition for the highest rated players and a handicap competition for all other members.

Social chess is not forgotten, and members often come just to play friendly chess. We also have two fun events: an annual Beckenham vs Bromley match where we divide the club somewhat arbitrarily and a quick play handicap competition at the end of the season.


years of history


active members


competitive teams

Want to join?

There is a wide range of playing ability and we welcome new members who have never joined a chess club before.

League Chess

We currently have seven teams in the Kent League and four in the Croydon League.

Club News

Happy 2023

Club activities are restarting today, and League Chess is getting busy, with matches happening every single week for the next three months. If you’d like to get involved don’t hesitate to reach out to our captains. This was the most popular puzzle from 2022 in terms of Twitter impressions: White to move. Is it time…

The Verney Cup takes off

It`s been a much better start to the season for Beckenham and Bromley in the Kent Leagues. Our teams have won eight out of twelve matches which is in contrast to last season at this stage where wins were rare, This season we have gained quite a few new players and several have made good starts…

“Chess, like love, like music, has the power to make men happy.”

Siegbert Tarrasch