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Welcome to Hendon Chess Club!

19-21 April, Golders Green Easter Congress
3-5 May, Golders Green May Day Weekend Congress
17 May, Bexhill Rapidplay
14 June, 2nd Kings Place Rapidplay

MIND SPORTS RAPIDPLAY PRIX: Various Dates, check the ECF Calendar for details.

We are a thriving, friendly and successful chess club in North-West London. With over 50 members, we run 5 teams (including a junior squad) in the Middlesex League, plus a rapidplay team in the City of London Rapidplay League over the summer. In addition to regular blitz and rapidplay tournaments, we also run other events throughout the year.

The club meets at Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane Golders Green, London NW11 8BS (5 minutes from Golders Green tube station). Buses H1, H2 and H3 pass along Hoop Lane.

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The club meets every Thursday from 7.30pm to 10pm.

Take a look at the calendar for matches and special events.

Visitors and club members not playing in matches are welcome to play social or blitz chess on any Thursday night the club is open.

New members of any age or ability are always welcome. We offer a stimulating evening in a friendly atmosphere – visit the club and see for yourself. And your first two visits are free.

We are open every Thursday for social and blitz chess, plus:
- Thursday 1st May for our monthly FIDE-rated blitz tournament
- Thursday 8th May for the Hendon 1 v Kings Head 1 match
- Thursday 15th May for the Hendon Barnet Knights v Enfield 1 match
- Thursday 5th June for our monthly FIDE-rated blitz tournament

Annual Membership Fees for 2013-2014 are as follows:
– Full membership: £60 (or £55 if paid by end of October 2013)
– Students/unemployed/juniors: £45 (or £40 if paid by end of October 2013)
– Membership fee is charged pro rata for new members joining later in the season
- our membership year ends on 31st August 2014.

Download our Subscription Form and send it in today!

The next Hampstead Congress is being held on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October 2013. This event is Under 2200, and five rounds. Time control is all in 60 mins each plus 30 seconds a move. Check the website for details!


24 October 2013: Tigers come close against Lions

Lion and tiger friends hanging out together

The Tigers gave the Lions a scare last night, as they nearly overcame a 25 point grading disadvantage! The final result was 4.5-3.5 to the Lions, but it could have been closer.

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22 October 2013: Ocelots in thriller with Harrow 2

Harrow’s 2nd team visited last night to play the Ocelots (our 4th team). In a very close match, the score came out at 3.5-3.5, with the remaining game adjourned in what appears to be an equal position.

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17 October 2013: Lions fight off Tigers

Lion v Tiger

The first of our two annual Lions v Tigers matches took place last night. A hard-fought struggle with stiff resistance put up by all the Tigers eventually ended in a 5.5-2.5 victory for the Lions.

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14 October 2013: Jaguars win at Albany

The Jaguars visited Albany on Monday evening, and came away with a a superb and much-needed 7-1 win! With this victory, the Jaguars start their campaign to maintain their presence in the 2nd Division.

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