Chess in Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes Chess Club meets at The Hub, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA
on Thursday evenings starting at 7.30pm.
Milton Keynes runs teams in the Bedfordshire League. Home matches take place on the normal club night.
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Milton Keynes also runs online tournaments for club members on Wednesday evenings on LiChess using the team name Milton Keynes Chess Club. With the return of OTB chess, all MK online activity is on hold.

Milton Keynes Chess Club adopts and expects all members to operate and conduct themselves in accordance with the ECF policies for Child Protection, Anti-bullying and the Treatment of Disabled Players.

These can be accessed via the following links:

Milton Keynes Chess Club also complies with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations.
Data Privacy Statement Child protection policy Anti-bullying policy Treatment of disabled players


The final 2 rounds of the Bedfordshire Individual Championship were contested in the Berrill Cafe, Open University, Sunday 14th May.

In round 5, the top board was contested between Rob Whiteside and Adrian Elwin, both of Milton Keynes, which ended in a hard fought draw. This gave Steve Ledger the opportunity to take the sole lead, but he suffered a rare loss to James Gardner, which allowed James to catch Rob and Adrian.

In the final round, James had white against Adrian and Steve got the upfloat against Rob. Both games ended in draws.

With his second win of the day, Graham Borrowdale also managed to get to 4½ points resulting in a 4-way tie for first place. This is the first time that the County Championship has been won by a Milton Keynes player since 2011-12 and, this year, 3 of the 4 are from Milton Keynes.

The final standings can be found here.
18 May 2023
Team allocation for 2022-23 can be found here. 14 October 2022
The Milton Keynes Chess Club held their annual stocktake and blitz on 25th August 2022. The crosstable for the blitz can be found here. 26 August 2022
The Milton Keynes Chess Club Christmas Covid-19 protocols and Risk Assessment have both been updated in line with the new government regulations and guidelines and the OU's response to them. See Club Documents page 14 December 2021
The 2021 Milton Keynes Chess Club Christmas celebration will be held at the OU on 23rd December. It will start about 7:45, but please aim to get there about 7:30 to allow time for preparation.

Mince pies and prizes for all!
28 November 2021
The Milton Keynes Online Chess Club is no longer holding weekly tournaments due to lack of interest. Nor are any new members being admitted. 28 November 2021
The 2021-22 Milton Keynes Chess Club internal competitions have been published. See the Internal Competitions page. 24 November 2021
The Milton Keynes Chess Club have entered 4 teams in the Beds Chess League. Players have been assigned to the teams as listed here. 12 November 2021
The Milton Keynes Chess Club held an EGM last Thursday,7th October and will be holding regular club nights at 7:30pm on Thursdays at the Open University Hub. A CoVid protocol has been accepted by the club and can be found here. 9 October 2021
The July 2020 grades are now out - Milton Keynes Chess Club grades can be found at MK player grades. 28 July 2020
Milton Keynes Chess Club has set up a LiChess team for all MK club members. If you wish to join, and get in some chess during the coronavirus lockdown, details of the team and the LiChess registration names of those people already registered can be found at MK LiChess players. 20 April 2020
The Open University has closed all clubs for the duration of the Coronavirus outbreak. Therefore, the Milton Keynes Chess Club will be closed for the duration. When the club is open again, an announcement will be put on this website.  
MK Chess Club Christmas Do will be on 19th December. Mince pies, a 'friendly' Rapid Chess competition and prizes for all! Sept 2019
Click here for MK Chess Club AGM Minutes  
Milton Keynes Chess Club Blitz Competition 2019  
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Page last updated 22nd April 2020
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