Welcome to the Billericay Chess Club Website.
Billericay Chess Club is a small friendly club, which currently has around 12 active members, who range in strength from beginner level up to county standard.
The club currently fields four teams across two chess leagues. This includes three teams ('A', 'B' and 'C') in the North Essex League and a further team in the Southend & District League. The Club competes in the highest division of both Leagues, with the Club's 'A' team being placed in the top flight of the North Essex Chess 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.
The Week Ahead...
This Wednesday (3rd May), the Billericay 'A' will team travel to Witham, still in search of their elusive first win in this season. The 'A' team currently lie at the foot of the North Essex League 1st Division and trail Witham 'A' by 2 points. A win tonight would allow the 'A' Team to draw level with Witham 'A' on league points, but with a 5½ point lower 'Board Point' score, Billericay would also need to score well in their remaining games, if they are to avoid the drop.
Chelmsford 'A' and Maldon 'A' both close the gap on Division 1 league leaders, Brentwood 'A', at the top of the North Essex Chess League. Chelmsford scored a 3-1 win against Witham 'A', with top board draws and lower board wins from Elliot Cocks and Egor Latypov. The win now lifts Chelmsford to joint first position with Brentwood on 14 points, just behind on board points but with a game in hand.
Meanwhile, Maldon 'A' scored an even more convincing 3½ - ½ win against Writtle 'B', and remain very much in contention for this seasons league title. Maldon currently have 13 points, just a point behind the top two, but now have two games in hand.
With the Maldon v Brentwood match scheduled this Friday and the Maldon v Chelmsford match due on the 19th May, the top 3 teams have all to play for.