Formed in 1929
Reformed in 2018
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WHEN EVERY MONDAY (& WEDNESDAY on Lichess.org)
WHERE THE RISING SUN PUB, EPSOM (until Covid restrictions are fully lifted)
We are also affiliated to THE HAYWAIN BREWERS FAYRE, EPSOM
STARTS 19.30 (20.00 online)
ENDS 22.30 (22.00 online)
We're one of Surrey's most active clubs and welcome all players, regardless of ability. We'd love you to come along!
We are always on the lookout for players to help us achieve our aim of reaching Division 1 of the Surrey Chess League. We are currently leading Division 4.
PROMOTIONAL VIDEO AND JUNIOR CLUB
Check out our recently-filmed promotional video! This was pre-Covid and before our move to The Haywain pub.
Epsom Junior Chess Club was launched in November 2019 and is run by the club's founder and president, Marcus Gosling.
Sessions run on Thursday evenings from 6.45-8pm in the back section of The Haywain Brewers Fayre pub.
Many parents choose to stay downstairs for a relaxing drink and a bite to eat from the pub's excellent menu.
Costs vary, depending on the number of pupils attending.
ABOUT THE CLUB
The original Epsom Chess Club existed from 1929 to 1967, led throughout by a legend of Surrey chess, Hector Marshall. However, due to competition from other clubs and the difficulty of finding a permanent playing location, it went out of existence in the late-1960s.
In 2018, two keen chess-playing friends,
Marcus Gosling and Ravi Sharma, decided to
re-establish Epsom Chess Club.
Our adult teams are aiming for promotion from Division 4 and Division 5 of the Surrey League in 2019/20.
Our two cup runs have come to an end though!
Our club night takes place on Monday evenings in the back section of The Haywain Brewers Fayre pub, which is just a 5-minute walk from Epsom town centre.
Chess players of all abilities are most welcome at Epsom Chess Club.
Serious players will have the opportunity to represent us in a number of matches in Surrey league and cup competitions, whereas casual players will be able to hone their skills against other members over a drink.
Annual membership fees for the adult club are as follows:
ADULT FULL MEMBER - £20.00
PLAYERS AGED UNDER 18 - free
Members must also sign up to the English Chess Federation or renew their membership annually, and can do so here:
Entry into the Club Championship (our annual internal competition) is free. We will also run additional Surrey Individual competitions and fun events throughout the year.
Epsom Chess Club president, Marcus Gosling, teaches in a large number of schools around Surrey and South London.
He also runs private one-to-one sessions on weeknights for both children and adults. As well as chess, he has taught some Russian and French to adults and English as a Foreign Language.
For further details, please use the following contact details:
07711 94 64 55
Marcus also runs junior tournaments and writes chess books for kids and has experience living in Russia.
THE HAYWAIN BREWERS FAYRE
2 And 4, Off St Margaret Dr
THERE IS FREE PARKING AVAILABLE IN THE PUB CAR PARK, FRONT AND BACK. JUST REMEMBER TO LOG IN YOUR CAR REGISTRATION DETAILS AT THE BAR.
TELEPHONE / TEXT - 07711 94 64 55
We look forward to hearing from you.