Fareham Chess Club meets on a Tuesday night at the Duke of Connaught’s Own club. We welcome players of all standards and all ages, including beginners and juniors.

We also hold a junior chess club on Saturday mornings. See the Contact page (under the home menu) for details of the venue and where to find us.

Fareham Chess Club organises various internal tournaments during the course of the year – one-night events and tournaments that go on throughout the season.

These tournaments are played with differing time controls so will cater for players who prefer either of, or both, slow and faster time limits, many of which are submitted through the English Chess Federation’s grading system for rating purposes.

In addition, the club is entered in local chess leagues(s) with matches held home and away against other local teams.

Club membership: Costs £8 for the year (new members will pay this when joining at any point during the season). Membership typically runs from 1st September.  

ECF membership: See https://www.englishchess.org.uk/ecf-membership-rates-and-joining-details/ for further info.

There is a minimum requirement of ‘Bronze’ level, which is all you need for rated Club competitions and league chess, and costs £18 for adults (£6 for under-18s). This cost is not covered by the club.

As a club we are most fortunate to have access to the facilities of the Duke of Connaught’s Own club. Fareham Chess Club Members are also required to be a direct member of the Duke of Connaught. The cost of membership, paid directly to the Duke of Connaught is £12 per year.

Covid-19 precautions – a reminder of the main points

•          You must not attend the club if you have any covid-19 symptoms or are in self-isolation

•          We do not require face coverings to be worn, but feel free to wear one if you wish. Anyone concerned with their own risk of catching covid-19 is encouraged to wear a higher-grade face covering (especially while playing)

•          Hand Sanitisers are provided at various points in the Duke of Connaught club.

An eight board match against Chandlers Ford will be held on the 30th August.
The results of the Rapidplay held on the 12th July can be found under the club competitions page.
Fareham A win the Cole Cup with a 3-2 victory over Cosham. Report here.
A twelve board match between Fareham (SCL Champions) and Chichester (P&DCL Champions) was played on 21st June and the final result can be found here.