New Summer Location from (and including) July 3rd!
As is usual in the summer months, we are moving from the Maths block to a temporary location (which we have used in previous years). We will be in this room (PE1 in Combermere) until 14th August, and return to the usual maths block room on the 21st August. Please see the Detailed Directions section further down this page for a map showing the temporary venue.
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.
Enter the college through the usual entrance on Duke’s Ride and continue past the security guard (tell him you’re here for chess). 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.
Room PE1 is the same room we were in last summer. In the image below it is arrowed in red (our usual rooms are arrowed in blue). If leaving the usual playing rooms turn left on the main road towards the front of the college and Combermere is the building beyond the Old Gym (see photo). PE1 is the first room on the left in the covered walkway. We will be in this room until 14th August, and return to the usual maths block room on the 21st August.
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 2018/19 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 from the 2017/2018 season, Crowthorne Chess Club participates in the 4NCL (4 Nations Chess League, the national team tournament). Currently we have two teams, both playing in Division 4s.
Crowthorne is a village in Berkshire, adjacent to Wokingham, Sandhurst and Finchampstead.