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
04-Jan-2419:45SL1Basildon II v Thurrock I (Basildon)
08-Jan-2419:45SL2Southend B v Basildon (Southend)
Other News Junior Section launches !! From September 7th 2023 we will be launching 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 will start at 6.30pm every Thursday and will end at 8pm, just after the adults club starts (although you will be welcome to stay for the later evening session as well).
The fee for attending the Junior Club is £2 per week, payable on entry.
Please be aware that Basildon Chess Club does not provide supervision of Junior players - this remains the responsibility of parents and guardians.

11th August 2023 Southend League The fixtures for the 2023-24 season have now been published. We have two teams in Division 1 (6 boards) and one team in the Minor League (4 boards). Click on the Activities tab for further details.
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.
2023 Club Championship The competition is now up and running. Full details 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 16th Nov 2023 - A desperately disappointing final result against Brentwood. A 3.5-4.5 loss that would've been reversed had our webmaster seen a forced Mate In 10 (but only 10 seconds to find it). Standout performances from Tamas, Robbie and Peter but in the end not quite enough.