Welcome to the Billericay Chess Club Website.
Billericay Chess Club is a small friendly club, which currently has around 13 active members, who range in strength from beginner level up to county standard.
The club currently fields three teams across two chess leagues. This includes two teams ('A' & 'B') in the North Essex League and a further team in the Southend & District League. The Club competes in the highest division in the Southend League and in Divisions 2 and 3 of the North Essex League.
In addition to league chess, the club also organises a number of internal competitions as well as offering the opportunity to play informal games on a regular basis.
The club meets on Wednesday evenings, from 7.30pm, in the Community Room at Anisha Grange, on Outwood Common Road and caters for players of all standards.
Whether you are an existing Club Member, an experienced chess player or someone new to the game, we hope that you will something of interest, within the pages of this website.
In the opening matches of this season's NEC League, Clacton 'B' beat their 'C' team, 4-0 and then, the following week, they also won against their 'D' team, 3-1.. Despite a 25 point grading difference, Michael Coughtrey scored the surprise point for Clacton 'D', beating the 'B' team's Martin Alvin, on top board. This season, Clacton 'B', 'C' & 'D' teams are all in the 3rd Division and League rules stipulate that a Club's own teams must face each other at the start of the season.
In the 1st Division, another club 'head to head' surprise was in store at Colchester, as the 'B' team held a very strong Colchester 'A' side to a draw with wins from Michael Catabay (against Shaun Munson) and Michael Clapham (against Matthew Stemp).