"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."
Plato 

We are a friendly and enthusiastic group of chess players from in and around the Penrith area of Cumbria.
Whether you want a competitive league match or a social game of chess or anything in between, you will find the club a welcoming and inclusive place.



How to get in touch
 
If you are interested in coming along to Penrith Chess Club then you can just turn up on a Club night  – or if you would like to find out more first, feel free to get in touch with Andy McAtear, Club Chairman, on 01768 863567.
 


We meet from 7.00 pm on Wednesday's at the Crown Hotel, Eamont Bridge, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 2BX (click on the link to Where & When for more details). 
 
Penrith Chess Club extends a warm welcome to junior members. Whilst we don't offer any formal chess coaching for juniors, more experienced players are always happy to play juniors and to give them help or advice with their chess (the quality of which however it would be foolhardy to take responsibility for). 
 
We recommend that a parent or a responsible adult accompany young people to the club.


Matches

Penrith play their home League and Cup matches at the Crown Hotel, Eamont Bridge, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 2BX (Map). Can visiting and non-visiting teams alike, note that the Crown kindly allows us to use the venue without charge? Evening and lunchtime meals are available there and Mike (the landlord) is as happy to serve tea or coffee as any other tipple of choice. If you bring your own food and or drink to a match please don't consume it on the premises.


Joining and playing

For details of membership fees visit Joining the Club . Details of our internal competitions can be found on the Club Competitions page.
 


Penrith's progress - or lack thereof - in external league and cup competitions can be followed on the Results & Tables page and in full prose form on Andy's Log the highpoint of chess journalism in a very small area.

Future events and congresses

Keep an eye on up and coming tournaments in and around the region with the Upcoming Events page.


Fixture lists and diary dates for the season (2013-2014)

Get your diaries out and get something purporting to be organised on the Fixtures page.


And much much more besides!

Actually six more things besides: 
We offer a few useful chess related web links (see the Links page).
There's some information on club members, such as grades and last season's statistics (see Players). 
There's a page giving information on  Penrith Chess 8/18 - a chess club for young people in the Penrith Area. 
You can visit our Game of the Match page where we bring you a selection of games from league matches and tournaments played by our members. Here you may realise that you don't have to be a grandmaster to play for Penrith (...yet) .
The eternal struggle for power and office in the affairs of men is the theme of the Club Officials page. 
There's also some stuff about our website on the cunningly named Website page. That's it.


News...27th July 2017

New ECF grades are out

Has yours gone up? Check out our Players page.


Carlisle win Eden Trophy again

Penrith gave them a hard time though. Report on the Results & Tables page.


Penrith lose NCCU Cup to Heywood

Penrith's NCCU winning run comes to an end. Report on the Results & Tables page.


Fred is Penrith Champion

Fred, with an unbeaten, 6/7 is the new Penrith Club Champion. See all the details on our Competitions page and play through Fred's last round game against Dennis on our Game of the Match page.


Penrith hoping for 4th NCCU Cup win.

A win away to Beverley earns Penrith a place in the final against Heywood or Darlington. Report on the Results & Tables page.


Carlisle A end Windermere's 6 year reign

With a little help from Penrith B, Carlisle A are this season's League Champions. See the Results & Tables page.


B lose to Windermere A

Details on our Results & Tables page.


A fall at the last hurdle

Details on our Results & Tables page.


C lose season finale away to Keswick

Details on our Results & Tables page.


B beat Keswick

...but only just. Full report on our Results & Tables page.


Carlisle B batter C

Details on our Results & Tables page.


Windermere B hold A to a draw and Carlisle KO Penrith in the Whitaker

Details on our Results & Tables page.


A back on top after win away to Keswick

Details on our Results & Tables page.


B move 3 places up the table after battering Penrith C

Details on our Results & Tables page.


January grades are out

Has yours gone up? Check out our Players page.


A beat C to retake top spot and B beat Carlisle B

Details on our Results & Tables page.


Carlisle A knock Penrith A off the top

Carlisle A won by 3½ -½ away to Keswick and now have a 5 point margin ahead of Penrith A who play this Saturday against Penrith C. League tables are on our Results & Tables page.


A team win Penrith Derby

Read all about it on our Results & Tables page.


The Penrith Xmas Blitz Champion is...

Find out how on our Club Competitions page.


Penrith win, lose & draw the same match

Find out how on our Results & Tables page.


Carlisle win 2 - 1

For all the gory details go to our Results & Tables page.


B take a battering from Carlisle A

Details on our Results & Tables page.


Not a good day for C teams

Details on our Results & Tables page.


B marmalized by Maryport

Details on our Results & Tables page.


A lose to Carlisle A

Details on our Results & Tables page.


C team win at SARA

Details on our Results & Tables page.


Another Windermere whitewash for C and another Whitaker win

Details on our Results & Tables page.


Another two wins for Penrith

Details on our Results & Tables page.


Two wins in one day for Penrith

Details on our Results & Tables page.


B beaten by Windermere B

Details on our Results & Tables page.


C crushed by mighty Windermere A

Details on our Results & Tables page.


Cumbria Chess Rapid Play Team Championship

Details on our Upcoming Events page. Any Penrith players interested should contact me (Andy) by e-mail.


2016-17 League Fixtures are out

Get your diaries out and head over to our Fixtures page.


Poor turnout for new format 'Last Wednesday'

Details on our Club Competitions page.


Rapidplay Championships for girls at Arnside

Head over to our Upcoming Events page for details.


Fred wins Correspondence Tourney

His last round win is on our Game of the Match page.


Kevin wins 'Last Wednesday'

Details on our Club Competitions page.


Holden plays for England at the Glorney Cup

Play through one of his games on our Game of the Match page.


Penrith lose to Carlisle in the Eden Trophy

Details on our Results & Tables page and play through our board 1 win on our Game of the Match page.


July grades are out

Has yours gone up? Check out our Players page.


A hat-trick for Penrith in NCCU Minor

Details on our Results & Tables page.


Lewis is Club Champion for third time!

Details on our Club Competitions page.