Club History
Fixtures & Results
Immortal Games
Contact & Location

Welcome to Surbiton Chess Club's Website!

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New(ish) Venue!

We are back at our previous Fircroft venue after a couple of years away. The venue has been completely refurbished and offers excellent playing conditions, including break out rooms for analysis. We meet on Wednesday evenings. Details of the venue can be found here.

Quick Guide to this Website:

The About tab will take you to a description of who we are, what we do, subscription rates and links to our constitution and privacy policy.

Club History was written in 2019 in celebration of our 70th birthday. There is a mystery about our origins we have yet to figure out!

The Fixtures & Results tab takes you to a comprehensive list of all of our weekday league fixtures with links to the league websites.

Juniors is the page to visit to understand what we offer to our direct junior members as well as our safeguarding policy. It also provides links to the organisers of the separate Surbiton Juniors Chess Club that operates at the same venue.

The Immortal Games section is a bit of fun. We have posted some games that our members have played that they are proud of. No, we know they aren't really immortal!

Contact & Location does that it says on the tin!

Want To Join Us or Find Out More?

Archive of older news items, members news and captains reports

Paul Durrant our Chairman is a bookseller who sells on Amazon under the name of sculptorpaul.

Among his books are thousands of chess books. If anyone wishes to purchase any of his books they can do so by contacting him through his email address sculptorpaul7@yahoo.co.uk

Anyone purchasing a book through this email address can have a 15% discount on the listed price.

A selection of Game Positions

A Crisp Finish by Tony Stewart

A Classic Sacrifice

Recognize the position? It’s the first diagram from Alexander Kotov’s classic book “Think Like a Grandmaster”. Find out what he missed.


Never give up! Here is a position that occurred in one of our club matches. It is White to play and seal his move. Find out how Black survived this.

Here is a nice finish by Angus James. For those who find the idea of producing an "Immortal Game" a bit daunting please consider sending parts of games or ends of games that you think would be entertaining or instructive to the webmaster.

How did this happen to White after only 14 moves?

Want more puzzles/games? Click here.