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 and anybody who just wants to play for fun. The adults club meets every Thursday from 7.45pm at Basildon Progression Centre, Witchards, Basildon. Click here for more information and a location map.

As of September 2023 we have also been running a Junior club for under 18s. Whether you are a total beginner, novice, intermediate, or budding Grandmaster, we will aim to help you improve your game. The Junior Club starts at 6.30pm every Thursday and ends at 7.40pm, just before the adults club starts. Click here for membership information.

Match results for Basildon teams in the Essex and Southend League competitions, together with Club competition results, are all available on this website so we can 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
27-Feb-2419:45SL2Thurrock B v Basildon (Thurrock)
29-Feb-2419:30EL1Barking v Basildon I (Barking)
07-Mar-2419:40EL1Basildon I v Upminster (Basildon)
11-Mar-2419:45SL1Southend I v Basildon I (Southend)
19-Mar-2419:45SL1Thurrock I v Basildon II (Thurrock)
Other News
2023 Club Championship The 2023 competition completed on 15th February 2024 and was won by Justin Baptie, who defeated Radu Bara in the final. Congratulations to Justin and commiserations to everybody else who participated. Full details are here
30th July 2023 MEMBERSHIP FEES Following on from discussions at our recent AGM, the new club membership options are now available. The full details are on the new Membership Fees page here.
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.
Stop Press 31-Jan-2024 Another Essex League glorious failure, as we go down narrowly at Writtle. 3.5-3.5 between the boards played, but sadly we couldn't find an 8th player.