The Deal and Walmer Chess Club

Welcome to the Deal and Walmer Chess Club site

Anyone For Chess?

We do hope so. The Deal and Walmer Chess Club        

Is a friendly club for everyone interested in chess.

Our purpose is to promote the enjoyment of chess locally

We meet on Friday Afternoons at 1.30 p.m. at

the Royal Marine Association Club at

37 The Strand, Walmer, Deal CT14 7DX

Well tha t went quickly we will reopen again on Friday 21st September

  if you want a game either email Mike or give him a ring

All levels welcome please contact Michael Burney

on 01304 852686

or by email at


before turning up as this will ensure you get a game.

Breaking News - Gavin's funeral

It is great sadness that I have to announce that Gavin Davidson a long time member of the club died suddenly in January.  He will be much missed.  As well as being a staunch supporter of our club and fount of chess lore he was also a keen follower of the chess world and he was a member of Team Scotland on the Chess.com web site.

Gavin's funeral will be at Barham Crematorium at 09.20 on Thursday the 31st of May 2018

Harry Sharples from Woodnesborough and Mike Burney from Deal and Walmer

analyse one of Mike's games during the 47th Thanet Chess Congress.

Best of Mates at the Thanet Chess Congress

Chess players from across the Country gathered last weekend, (19th-21st August) to compete in the 47th Thanet Chess Congress.  Mike Burney from the Deal and Walmer Chess Club, with three wins out of four came second in the minor tournament narrowly missing first place by half a point.  He also won the grading prize for the best score by a player with a grade of less than ninety.

“I was thrilled to come second I am not very highly graded and I have attended the congress for a number of years however this was by far  my best performance to date.  The Congress was played over three days so it is quite intense and requires a lot of concentration.  Harry Sharples is a much better player and a very experienced coach so it was good to go through some of the games and analyse how to improve my game.”

Other local clubs were also well represented, apart from Harry Sharples from Woodnesborough there was a large contingent from Folkestone.





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