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 2018-19 Club Championships. The latest Club Championships (Open and U140) are now underway. Full details can be found 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.

2017-18 Club Championship. David Millward completes an impressive double as he beats Justin Baptie in the final to become Club Champion for the first time. Full details can be found here.

Club Rapidplay This annual event took place on Thursday 21st June. The convincing winner was David Millward. Full details here.

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 17th May 2018 - Final EL1 match ends in equality with the draw specialists of Barking. Our final position of 5th belies the fact that this was a pretty good season - only 3 points behind the winners Writtle and 6 points ahead of Southend. So, lots of reasons to be optimistic for 2018-19 !!