Getting Started

The first step is to join us! Our annual membership fee is £50 (with a reduced fee of £10 for juniors.) This fee includes full membership of Cody Sports and Social Club. To start the ball rolling, come along to one of our weekly meetings and we will talk with you about the club and your chess experience. If you are happy with us (we are a friendly bunch and turn nobody away!) then you are welcome to join us. If you would like to contact us before you visit then see our contact details.

If you are considering learning how to play chess or have just started beating your Dad and want to move on or you have always wanted to play chess but never had the time then we can help. All of our members have a wide range of experiences to pass on along with hard-won tips on how to improve. We all learn in different ways and at various speeds and no one is under any pressure to become the next Magnus Carlsen. Unlike some clubs, we welcome beginners and novices alike and will put time aside to help you on the way to enjoying one of the worlds most enjoyable and friendly games. If we spot some natural talent then we can help provide coaching or put you in contact with a local coach who is a recognised English Chess Federation coach..

If you need to purchase equipment or books then we can provide advice.

If you have anything you would like to recommend to us then use the contact information to contact the Publicity Officer.

Fleet & Farnborough Chess Club organises chess for all players in the Fleet & Farnborough areas