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Welcome to Newbury Chess Club

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Interested in playing chass, either seriously or socially? Newbury Chess Club meets most Thursday evenings from 7.30pm until 10.00 pm.

We are now closed for Christmas. We re-open on 5th January 2017. If you haven't been for a while, we changed our venue in September 2016 to Woolton Hill Church Hall - see venue page for details.

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Having won the Berkshire League division 2 cup in the 2014-15 season, our aim in 2015-16 was to ensure that the newly promoted A-team remained in Division 1, whilst a newly created B-team held their own in Division 3. This we achieved - see the A-team and B-team news and results pages.

We welcome players of all abilities and ages. We are involved in three main activities:

  • Team Matches - As noted above we now play two teams (of 6 players) in the Berkshire Chess League.
  • The Club Championship - Now in its sixth year, this is a tournament that carries on through the whole season where each player plays every other one. Results are submitted to the English Chess Federation for grading.
  • Social Chess - This is what members play most club nights when we are not playing timed matches (above two categories). We are a friendly informal bunch and cater for all abilities and ages - from juniors to retirees. Juniors should be accompanied by parents.

If you are interested in joining us, simply come along (though best avoid match nights for your first visit). To find out more read the information page.

This page last updated 16th December 2016

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