Welcome to the Basildon Chess Club website ! We are a small but thriving club, with three teams in the Southend League and one in the Essex League. In addition to the competitive teams we always welcome beginners, juniors and anybody who just wants to play for fun. The club meets every Thursday from 7.30pm at Basildon Progression Centre, Witchards, Basildon. Click here for more information and a location map.

Match results for Basildon teams in the Essex and Southend League competitions, together with Club competition results, will be loaded as soon as I am notified. This will enable us to see how well (or otherwise) we are performing. There's also a facility for you to publish any interesting games you may have played or seen. The Games tab incorporates a chess game viewer and you can upload pgn files, or play through already uploaded games.

Click here for the (as yet incomplete) History Of Basildon Chess Club. The story comes to an abrupt end at the point where Laindon Community Centre is destroyed by fire, but Paul has promised further updates in the very near future (other long serving club members are also welcome to contribute !).
Finally, if anybody has any comments or further ideas for this site, feel free to email me.

Dave Kraszewski (Webmaster)
Upcoming Fixtures
Other News 2019-20 Club Championships The latest tournament is now underway! The draw for the group stages and the first games took place on 4th July 2019. Full details here.
2019 Club Rapid Justin Baptie completed the double by winning this tournament, with Tamas Somogyi close in 2nd place. Full details here.
2018-19 Club Championship Justin Baptie is the new club champion after beating Dave Kraszewski in the final. Full details here.
2018-19 U140 Club Championship Congratulations to Lakshan Siddharth, the new Basildon U140 Champion! Full details here.
IMPORTANT! In order to comply with GDPR, all club members must explicitly provide permission for their personal details to be held. This website has a new Privacy Policy page here which explains what personal details are held and the reasons for holding them. Please read this carefully and reply to the email on this subject, if you haven't already.
Ellie's on the Radio! With the headline 'Egyptian Chess Champion challenges Basildon Primary Students', Ellie Gamal has just appeared on Radio Essex, giving an interview on her methods for teaching chess to her primary school students and also her thoughts on women in chess. The full piece can be found here.
Keith Oliff - Obituary See '2018 update. Sad News' here.
Stop Press 23rd May 2019. A narrow loss in the last game at Barking gives Basildon an impressive 3rd place finish in this years Essex League Division 1. Well played to all concerned!