We are one of the strongest chess clubs in the UK, with approximately 40 regular players in membership spanning the complete ability range from beginner to Grandmaster. We were awarded the ECF ( English Chess Federation) Club of the Year award in 1996, which also marked our Centenary.
We field over a dozen teams in two local leagues (the Surrey League and the Border League). We also have three teams in the 4NCL national league,which are sponsored by Roger Emerson and Nigel Povah. Guildford were placed first in the first division of the 4NCL last season. Some of our players also play for Surrey County teams. We have also represented England in the European Club Cup.