Welcome to Worthing Chess Club.

We are a friendly chess club with a growing membership, we welcome players of all ages and strengths.

Our membership ranges from the enthusiastic novice up to county strength players with grades ranging from 40 to 200. We also have a small, but growing, number of juniors.

From September to the end of May we hold club nights every Monday from 7:20pm for friendly games, club competitions and league matches.

We meet at

The Tarring Club
(formerly the West Tarring Working Mens Club)
118 - 122 Pavilion Road
Worthing, West Sussex BN14 7EL

Click HERE for a map. Note we are on the corner of St. Elmo Road, not St. Anselms as the map indicates. Press buzzer to be let into the building; the chess club meets upstairs in the Forster Suite.

Parking may be tight in Pavilion Road but space is freely available in Bulkington Avenue, just 200m to the North.

West Tarring WMC photo

Worthing field 4 teams in the Mid Sussex League - two in Division 1; and one in each of Divisions 2 and 3.

We also run several internal club tournaments which are open to all paid-up members.

Worthing Chess club

Worthing Chess Club photo

Worthing Knights Chess Club

Junior chess club
Thursdays 5:15 - 6:45pm
Durrington Community Centre

More Information

*** Upcoming Events ***

Club competition schedule now on the Calendar page

*** Latest News ***

2017-18 was a great season for Worthing Chess Club:

  • 1st team – 2nd place

  • 2nd team – comfortable mid-table in division 1 and only team to beat the winners, Hastings 1

  • 3rd team – div.3 champions and promoted to div 2

  • 4th team – div.4 champions with a maximum 7/7 and promoted to div 3

Congratulations and thanks to all players and the captains on what must be our most successful season ever.
Special mention for incredible individual performances must go to:

  • The evergreen Keith Homeyard who won the Mid Sussex League Div 3 and overall best performances tankards

  • Rising star Max Bennett who won the Mid Sussex League Div 4 best performance tankard

Drivers and captains permitting, we are hoping for a 5th team next season.

2017-18 Season Tournament Winners

Championship - Dave Graham

Challengers - Artur Grodzicki

Ladder - Keith Homeyard

Knockout - Matthew Payne

Ron Saunders Trophy - Philip Crompton

Knockout Plate - Don Banks

Rapidplay - Keith Homeyard

Derrick Trophy - Jon Young

Ken Haworth Trophy - Max Bennett


Chair vs Sec 2011


Latest positions in the Mid Sussex League here.