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Time moves on and so does the way that we present our news. For accounts of Surbiton members' exploits in individual tournaments until mid-2015 see Members News. Your can also access our archive of captains reports.

Below is a listing of our older news reports for the record......

Stefano Bruzzi 1935 - 2022

Online Chess: Survey Results

Happy New Year 2021! Whats Happening Online?

Club Statement: Surbiton teams withdraw from 4NCL Online due to unfair player treatment

Surbiton family compete in 2020 International online tournament

We Have Gone Online! Plus famous 4NCL victory in round 1

Jasper's Immortal Game! How did he answer 39...Be8? Its a cracker!

Mark Josse first place in the 2019 British Championships Over 50 tournament

Surbiton Chess Club History

We are 70 years old! Celebration on Sunday 23rd June 2019. Save the Date!

Surbiton 5th in the 2019 version of the 2020 Grand Chess Final

Carlsen vs Caruana in London - Special Club Night 14th Nov 2018

Koby and Ranesh walk away with top honours from 2018 UK Chess Challenge

Surrey Chess Congress 26th-28th October 2018

Surbiton members excel themselves at the 2018 British Championships

Surrey County Chess Needs You!

Surbiton win the Alexander Cup for the first time

Surbiton win 4NCL Division 4

The Flanders Panel - a chess based novel

Surbiton win 2020 Grand Chess Final: Our first National Title!

Koby and Ranesh successful again at the 2017 British Championships

Surbiton Players Excel In The Surrey Individuals

Jonathan Wright 1952-2017

The Durrant Trophy: 2016 Report and 2017 Competition Details

Richard Holmes publishes his book on Local Watering Holes

Paul Durrant receives ECF President's Award for Services to Chess

Nick Faulks makes it six different Slater-Kennington Cup winners from Surbiton in six years!

The Rookie by Stephen Moss is published

Surbiton Chess Club Child Protection Procedures

Surbiton junior members grab three titles at the 2016 British Championships

The Trophy Cabinet Overflows at 2015-2016 Season Celebration

Our Tribute to Viktor Korchnoi and Tony Stewart's Immortal Game

End of season celebration at Fircroft 17 July 2016

Celebrations for the 2015-2016 season

"The Chess Players", illustrating chess and a tribute to Paul Cézanne

Surbiton Chess Club Child Protection Policy

The Ghosts of our Xmas Do's Past!

Surbiton Players Grab The Top Two Surrey Individual Trophies!

Surbiton members enjoy success in the 2015 British Championships

Our Summer 2015 Celebration

Olli Gill adds to our Immortal Games collection! White to Play.

Angus James talks us through Surbiton's 4NCL 2014-15 season

Surbiton's Glorious 2014-2015 Season - 66 year wait for Division 1 title is over!

Gonzalo Shoobridge collects the Paul Durrant Trophy as U-150 Club Champion

New "Paul Durrant Trophy" to Recognise Paul's Outstanding Contributions

Stephen Moss wins the Surrey Felce Cup

Paul Durrant wins Slater-Kennington Cup to keep it in Surbiton for the last 4 years!

Surbiton Win the 2014 Thames Valley Knock-Out Trophy

Surbiton's Debut Season in the 4NCL

Paul Durrant's TV Second Team Promoted to Div 1 Leading to Limerick Tribute!

Branko Grisogono 1940-2014

Chess Superminiatures by Nick Pelling

Koby Kalavannan wins the Slater-Kennington Cup - Three in a row for Surbiton!

Surbiton’s First Foray Into the 4NCL

Surrey win the County Championship with the help of five Surbiton players

A sincere Thank You to Mark Hargest for our new look Website

What to do when there is nothing to be done? Michael Basman shows us the way!

Michael Basman - FIDE Lifetime Achievement Award

See Our Club Perspective on The Quickplay vs Slowplay Debate

Season Summary 2012-13

Swindling and Good Tournament Practice

Rook and Pawn Endings

Tim Mifsud

Special Events 2011 Including Puzzles

British Championship 2010

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 this season. 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?

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