Welcome to Petts Wood and Orpington Chess Club
Petts Wood and Orpington Chess Club welcomes players of all strengths and ages. We normally meet on Friday evenings, during our season from mid-September to the end of June. The junior section meets at 6.30 pm and typically runs to about 9.00pm. The adult section mainly plays matches at home or away at other clubs.
We meet at St John’s United Reformed Church, Lynwood Grove, Orpington BR6 0BG.
We welcome visitors, but in view of the pandemic, require you to wear a mask while you are in the building. Coaching sessions for children start at 6.30pm, while matches against other clubs start at 7.45pm. Primary schoolchildren must be accompanied by an adult carer. There is also an online coaching session for junior beginners which starts at 5.00pm.
What Our Club Offers
Play Intra-Club Tournaments
Both adults & juniors members are offered opportunities to play games between club members that are part of internally run tournaments.
The Benefits of Chess
A game, generally, adds joy to life, but board games additionally teach some unique skills and give a couple of really life-improving benefits. It’s not an activity that should be enjoyed once in a while when you get bored or something, but a great chance to level up your power of problem-solving skill.
Teaches that choices have consequences
Develops your concentration
Great fun, especially when you win!
Develops your memory
PWOCC beats a Russian Team!