A WARM Welcome to
Formed in 1929
Revived in 2018
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WHEN EVERY MONDAY (& WEDNESDAY 'Chess & Chill' on Lichess.org)
WHERE THE HAYWAIN BREWERS FAYRE, EPSOM (KT18 7LB)
STARTS 19.30 (20.00 online)
ENDS 22.30 (22.00 online)
We are one of Surrey's fastest-evolving clubs and welcome all players, regardless of ability. We would love you to come along and you will improve in no time!
In a competitive sense, we are always on the lookout for players to help us achieve our aim of reaching Division 1 of the Surrey Chess League. However, we are keen to support all members, including beginners, to become an active part of our club.
We run a monthly blitz tournament, allowing new members to integrate quickly and test their skills. These photos were taken in August 2021 - it is so nice to be back playing over-the-board again!
PROMOTIONAL VIDEO AND JUNIOR CLUB
Check out our promotional video! This was pre-Covid and before our move to The Haywain Brewers Fayre pub. We will be filming another updated version soon, so stay tuned.
Epsom Junior Chess Club was launched in November 2019 and is run by the club's founder and 27-year-old president, Marcus Gosling.
After a long break due to Covid, sessions are back underway on Thursday evenings from 6.45-8pm in the function room 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.
Sessions cost £6/pupil when 10 or more children attend, or £7/pupil when there are fewer than 10. However, if you are attending the club for the first time as a 'trial', there is only a £1 charge for that first session.
Please note that Epsom Junior Chess Club is currently only open to 'intermediate' juniors aged 7-15. For beginner sessions, we recommend checking out the new Chessington Chess Club.
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 due to multiply for the 2021/22 season. We aim to ensure that all players get an opportunity to represent the club if they would like to.
Our club night takes place on Monday evenings in the function room 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 - £30.00 (tbc)
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:
In 2021/22, we will conduct a Club Championship (our annual internal competition). 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, writes chess books for kids, runs courses and has experience studying and working 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
EMAIL - firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you. Give it a go!