Welcome to the Billericay Chess Club Web site.
Billericay Chess Club is a small friendly club, which currently has around 15 full members, who range in strength from beginner level up to county standard.
The club would normally meet regularly on Wednesday evenings, in the Community Room at Anisha Grange but the Corona virus pandemic is currently preventing all 'face to face' meetings from taking place. However, the club operates an excellent Billericay Virtual Chess Portal, using a Discord server in conjunction with it's billericaychess portal, in LiChess, an open-source chess server.
Billericay would normally compete in two regional chess leagues at this time of year. The Club plays in the highest divisions of both the Southend and North Essex League and the club's 'B' team competes in Division 4 of the North Essex League. If you are interested in playing, learning more about chess, or simply joining us in our Virtual club as an Associate Member, please feel free to reach out to us. And whether you are a Club Member, an experienced player or someone new to the game, we hope that you will something of interest, within the pages of this web site.
Please the calendar notification for the date and time of the next Billericay LiveStream broadcast
Due to the ongoing corona virus situation, all 'Over the Board' chess league fixtures are currently postponed.
However, club members continue to participate in online events and often senior club members are on hand to offer help and advice to other members. The club continues to hold a 'virtual' club night on Wednesday evenings where players can still meet and socialize.
Billericay Online !
Web site Update
Billericay Online is our newest web page.
See how the club is using technology to provide
an interactive chess experience
for members and guests.
9. ... h5!
Inspired by the 19th Century Master,
Mikhail Chigorin, Rob Killeen allows 10. Nxf7
with a Queen sacrifice,
in this entertaining blitz game
We're TLS Certified !
We now have a TLS certificate which means that our web site domain has been authenticated. TLS is a security protocol that encrypts the communications between web applications and servers. Web sites that are addressed as "https:" rather than "http:" employ TLS. Recently, Google Chrome has been cracking down on non-https web sites and users are becoming more aware of web sites that don't feature a https padlock icon.