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Welcome to Newbury Chess Club

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The club is now closed for its Christmas break. We resume on Thursday 6th January at 7.30pm.

Occasionally (e.g. if we have an away match) we will not be open. So if you are not on our mailing list and intend to come, please email or phone 01635 254151 to check that we shall be open.

In recent years we have had one team playing in Division 2 of the Berkshire Chess League. Initially we thought we would not have enough players to field a team for the 2021-22 season. However, with several new members joining and the league reducing the team size to only 4 (it's normally 6) for this season, we are pleased to be able to enter two teams:

  • A-team in Division 2 - they have won both their two matches to date (2½-1½)
  • B-team in Division 3 - they have lost both their two matches 0-4 and ½-3½)

We welcome players of all abilities. When we are not playing rated games, 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 former teams and include archive reports and tables, including that of 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 13th December 2021

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