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.
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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.
Firstly thank you to everyone for turning up to play for what I think might be a record 18 vs 18 chess match in Kent. I think everyone said they had a good game so that has been the main success of the event… and gives everyone a bit of tuning before the season starts.Continue reading “Pitt Yavash Trophy 2022”
As reported by the English Chess Federation on their website, England won three world titles in the World Senior Chess Teams Championships in July in Acqui Terme, Italy. England’s men won both the World Over 50 Championship and the World Over 65 Championship, the latter with a round to spare. England Women won the Women’sContinue reading “World Seniors Team Championships – Triple Triumph for England”
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