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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.

Play with Your Friends

If you want to spend your time with friends & members playing interesting games to help you take your game to the next level, our club could be your ideal choice. We cater to all ages & abilities

Play Competitive Tournaments

we offer opportunities for playing competitive matches for suitable adult & junior members by participating in online & over-the-board rated tournaments

Upcoming Events

Game Benefits

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

Club News

Online Rapidplay

PWOCC beats a Russian Team!

British Junior Championship

Congratulations to Avisha

BCET Award

PWOCC receives the 2021 BCET award