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 graded 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.
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There is a wide range of playing ability and we welcome new members who have never joined a chess club before.
We currently have seven teams in the Kent League and four in the Croydon League.
We are delighted to report that our own Ian Snape finished joint first with two other players in the recent England Over-65 Championships with 5½/7. Ian was placed second on tie-break. Following this success, Ian has been selected as one of five players to represent the England Over-65 1st Team in the FIDE World Senior TeamContinue reading “Ian Snape – England Seniors Over-65”
The good news is we won the semi-final but not as easy as the scorecard may suggest. Andrew Dovey lost a piece but fought back for a brilliant draw, the first game to finish. The second game to end was Anthony Barnett’s. With only 10 minutes left against his opponent’s hour, Anthony achieved a remarkable two-moveContinue reading “Captain’s report: Beckenham and Bromley 5 3-1 Medway 2”
“Chess, like love, like music, has the power to make men happy.”