We offer the opportunity for competitive chess at all levels. We have five teams in the Kent League, three in the Croydon League, and one each in the Surrey and London Leagues.
Internal competitions include a FIDE rated competition for the highest graded 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 v Bromley match where we divide the Club somewhat arbitrarily, and a quick play handicap competition at the end of the season.
There is a wide range of playing ability and we welcome new members who have never joined a chess club before, but perhaps have played with their friends or on the computer and would like to improve. We do have juniors from time to time and some have gone on to become very strong players. We do not provide formal coaching but friendly advice is always on hand.
For further information, please contact the secretary. See Club Officers for details.