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 7.45pm 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
23rd March 2023 Southend League Champions (again!) Our 1st team have won the Southend League for the 7th year running. Well done to all who played in any of these games. Also, special thanks to the 2nd team who produced their annual mega-performance in defeating Southend I.
2023 Club Championship The competition is now up and running. Full details are here
24th July 2022 Allan Reid It is with the greatest sadness that we have to report the death at 85 of Allan Reid. Allan was a stalwart club member, going back to the 1970s and Laindon days, when most of us other long serving members were mere schoolkids. Allan maintained his chess playing standard right up to the end, and his solid, uncompromising style of play made him very difficult to beat. He will be sorely missed. Allan was competing in the club's U1800 Championship, in which he had a perfect score of 3/3. As a mark of respect, and because he would anyway have been the most likely winner, we have made the decision to now close this competition and award the 2021-22 U1800 Championship to Allan in his memory.
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 11th May - We ended the Essex League season on a positive note, beating Loughton 5-3 (although the win looked very unlikely for most of the evening!). Well played to our bottom 4 boards, who bailed out the top 4.