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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.

124

years of history

50

active members

11

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

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 startsContinue reading “The Verney Cup takes off”

SCCU History

A book on the history of the SCCU (Southern Counties Chess Union) is now published and can be ordered from Amazon through this link: The Southern Counties Chess Union – a retrospective Written by SCCU Archivist, Anthony Fulton, the book covers key details about the Union’s first 125 years including why and how the UnionContinue reading “SCCU History”

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

Siegbert Tarrasch