Please note that the club venue is now (from July 2017) the former English Dept building, to which Maths teaching has moved.
(New) Mathematics Department
Use the main entrance through the gates into Byron Drive from Duke’s Ride (Wellington College is signposted). We have had reports that Sat Navs sometimes attempt to use other entrances, but usually only the Duke’s Ride one is open in the evening.
There is now a security barrier in operation just inside the gates. If attended, just let the security officer know that you are playing at the chess club, and you will be let through.
After entering the college, drive as far as the three parallel roads to the right. We recommend you take the middle of these, the main wide road leading to the front entrance of the college, and park here. Should there be no space, park instead at the end of the third road towards the main building in the area marked P.E on the map (image below), and indicated with (P).
Walk towards the school, but instead of using the main entrance near the porter’s lodge, take a left and enter the school through the covered entrance opposite the third road. This leads past the café (to your right). Walk straight through this arcade, past the café, across the quadrangle and past the chapel on the left. Carry on straight across the courtyard and on to the path between the two lawns opposite which slopes down to the gap in the wall. Beyond the wall the path branches; take the small path to the left. This path is covered with wood chips, and there is a low row of lamps. This leads around the back of the derelict Old Laundry to a modern building, which is the playing venue.
We meet in the first classroom, ground floor.
7.30pm onwards (Junior Section from 6.30pm)
The club meets, and plays matches, in the classrooms of the college Maths department. There is ample parking at the college.
Members of the club have access to the facilities of the college’s Sports & Social Club at the nearby bar.
Annual subscription is:
Teams 2016/17 Season (Berkshire and Surrey Border Leagues, 4NCL)
Division 1 (A Team)
Division 3 (B Team)
Premier Precision Cup
Division 1 (A Team)
Division 2 (B Team)
Division 3 (C Team)
Division 5 (D Team)
Starting in the 2017/2018 season, Crowthorne now has a team in the 4NCL (4 Nations Chess League, the national team tournament).
Crowthorne is a village in Berskhire, adjacent to Wokingham, Sandhurst and Finchampstead.