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Welcome to Newbury Chess Club

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

We resume after the Christmas break on 11th January 2018. Due to falling numbers we may not in future meet weekly. So, if you are thinking of coming, do check with us that we will be open - in any case we close when we play away on a Thursday, several times a season.

Division 2 cup

In recent years we have had two teams in the Berkshire Chess League. In 2016-17 the A-team came 2nd from bottom in Division 1 but avoided relegation. In contrast, our B-team in Division 3 won the league championship so got promoted to Division 2. We hoped to start the season with two teams, but after realising that many previous regular players would be less available this season have just retained the one team in Division 2.

We welcome players of all abilities. If you don't feel you are up to match standard, then don't worry. When there are no matches we play Social Chess in a friendly atmosphere, without obeying the rules to the letter (e.g. in a match, of you touch a piece you must move it; in social chess, just take it back as soon as you realise your mistake!)

Other pages on this website give details of our teams and include archive reports and tables, including that our our Club Championship which ran for six years from 2011-2017.

If you are interested in joining us, please contact the secretary whose details you will find on the club information page.

This page last updated 20th December 2017

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