Ashtead Chess Club was founded just after the war in 1946 and meets on Tuesday evenings from 6:15 (Juniors) 7:30 adults until 11:00 pm. We meet from September until the end of June.
The adults play friendly games of chess as well as team matches against other Surrey chess clubs. We also run an internal tournament to find the strongest player in the club each year. On a few Tuesdays evenings we have coaching sessions and other activities according to members’ requests.
The Juniors play friendly games when they arrive. Then they are coached in the openings, end games and other strategies. They also have their own internal tournaments. Three events take place each year.
There are book prizes for the winners and runners up in the tournaments. Many of our juniors go on to play in Surrey junior teams in the English Primary Schools inter-area competitions. Many also take part in the Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge and progress to the later stages of that competition. (www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com)
We are very keen to attract new members, particularly adults, any strength. New juniors are also welcome, although we do expect that new members should know the basic rules of chess.
The chess club has a website at: http://www.jurjevic.org.uk/chess/ashteadchessclub/html/tou1920.html