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.

We have a Facebook page that you can access from anywhere on this website by simply clicking on the Facebook icon in the tabs bar.

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 2024 AGM The Annual General Meeting of Basildon Chess Club will take place on Thursday 18th July at 8pm (NOT 11th JULY AS PREVIOUSLY INDICATED). All Adult Club members and parents of Junior Club members are invited to attend. The agenda for the meeting will be provided by the Chairman prior to the meeting.
2024 Basildon Minor Championship This tournament is now underway. Full details are here
2024 Club Rapid The first Club Rapid competition since 2019 was contested on 13th June 2024. Congratulations to Arunas Gedvilas on an unbeaten performance to claim 1st place. Full details are here
2024-25 Club Championship The latest Club Championship started on 30th May. Full details are here
Stop Press 23-May-2024 Quite possibly the most tense match we've ever played. The all-or-nothing relegation battle with Loughton (who put together a very strong team) was in doubt up to the very final moment. Outgraded on the top 4 boards, we managed 3/4 with excellent wins from Tamas and Ian. Steve and Paul looked to be winning, then weren't! Arunas and Pete looked to be losing, but Pete salvaged a draw. Final score 4.5-3.5 (yet another one!), so we'll be remaining in Essex League Div 1 for 2024/25. Now to make sure we don't get into such difficulties again.... ever...!!!