"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...16th September 2017

A win away to SASRA but C lose to Carlisle B

Penrith A off to a fine start and Penrith C pick up a point despite the odds. See our Results & Tables page.


9th September 2017

Carlisle C battered by B

Penrith B top the table after a victory away to Carlisle C. See our Results & Tables page.


20th August 2017

The 2017-18 fixtures have been drawn up

Get your diaries out and see who, where and when our teams play on our Fixtures page.


27th July 2017

New ECF grades are out

Has yours gone up? Check out our Players page.


16th July 2017

Carlisle win Eden Trophy again

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


13th July 2017

Penrith lose NCCU Cup to Heywood

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


25th June 2017

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.