Chess is available to play every night in the Big Slick games room. Enjoy casual play throughout the week - any time.

Start Times & Registration

Games start at 6.00pm.

For special events and tournaments start times may vary.

Reserve Your Seat

Registrations can only be made for the Saturday night tournament. Please phone one hour before the tournament begins.

To reserve your seat for any tournament call 0208 763 0111 - or message us on Facebook.

Big Slick International Results

Congratulations to eighteen-year-old Yang-Fan Zhou (above, left) who won the 3rd Big Slick International GM norm section with a score of 7/9 and recorded his first GM (grandmaster) norm; and to sixteen-year-old Alan Merry (above, right) who won the IM section with 7.5/9 and made his first IM (International Master) norm. Alex Longson also increased his rating to 2300 and therefore qualifies for his FM (FIDE Master) title.

Full Results
Visit Tournament web page...
Visit Simon's brilliant website...
Photos of the event...
Pictures above by John Upham...

International Chess in Purley

Once again, The Big Slick Club in Purley played host to the tournament making the with venue available free of charge. The John Robinson Trust for paid the entry fees of the players under 21 and The Friends of Chess also gave generous financial support. Special thanks go to the arbiter David Sedgwick, all the players for creating such a sporting atmosphere, co-organisers Loz Cooper and Simon Williams - and finally Sabrina Chevannes for her support, including finding time to organise and jointly win the first Big Slick blitz with GM Keith Arkell and Alex Longson!

More links to info and reports on the tournament...
Daily Telegraph
Canada Chess News
Chess Daily News
Friends of Chess
English Chess Federation
The John Robinson Youth Chess Trust

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