Welcome to the Basildon Chess Club website ! We are a small but thriving club, with two 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
09-Dec-2119:45SL1Basildon I v Southend I (Basildon)
Other News
2021-22 Club Championships Soon after the old competition is over, we're starting the next. Kick off was on Thursday 11th November and you can find all the results and reports here
Covid Safeguards New rules regarding Covid safety are being introduced for Essex League and Southend League matches. Full details will be provided prior to the start of matches in each of these leagues.
2019-20 Club ChampionshipsCongratulations to Bob Fowles on winning the delayed 2019/20 final - 34 years after his previous triumph in this competition! Full details here
Ratings As of 1st July 2020 the ECF has replaced the old grading system with Elo ratings. Full details for Basildon players are 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 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.
Stop Press And finally!!! After 18 months, Basildon Chess Club is slowly coming back to life. The Papworth Centre has reopened and we are now allowed to meet on Thursday evenings. However, the main meeting room is not currently available and we only have access to one small room for the first few weeks. We have matches to conclude in the unfinished Southend league season on the first two nights so it may be difficult to find a free table!