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Welcome to the website of the British Chess Problem Society

The British Chess Problem Society, founded in 1918, is the world's oldest chess problem society. It exists to promote the knowledge and enjoyment of chess compositions, and membership is open to chess enthusiasts in all countries. The Society produces two bi-monthly magazines, The Problemist and The Problemist Supplement (the latter catering for beginners), which are issued to all members. It organises the annual British Chess Solving Championship (sponsored by Winton Capital Management), and selects the Great Britain squad for the World Chess Solving Championship. Members are invited to attend BCPS lectures, which are held in London on the last Friday of each month between September and April. The Society holds an annual residential weekend, with a full programme of solving and composing tourneys and lectures. Members are entitled to use the resources of the BCPS library, and the Society book service, which can provide new and second-hand publications.

Membership enquiries, subscriptions, notification of change of address, resignation or claim for issue not received should be addressed to the Membership Secretary Jim Grevatt via the 'contact' menu item on the left.

This site began in October 2002 and is edited by Michael McDowell. The site was set up and maintained by George Jelliss until October 2003 and it was he who provided the graphics used for the diagrams. Since November 2003 it has been maintained by Roddy McKay. During 2011 it was transformed into its present state by Roddy McKay and Brian Stephenson. Comments and queries to Michael McDowell via the 'Contact' menu item on the left.


BCPS Members' Area

There is now a private BCPS Members' Area Website. All BCPS members are entitled to access this. Any member wishing to do so should contact Brian Stephenson using the contact menu on the left. At the moment the main content of the Members' Area is a growing archive of back issues of The Problemist, though further content will be added in due course.

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