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Welcome to Hendon Chess Club!


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11 October, Golders Green Rapidplay Congress
16 October, GM Gennadii Gutman Simul @ Hendon CC
25-26 October,
21st Hampstead Under 2200 Congress
1 November, 2nd Muswell Hill Rapidplay

MIND SPORTS 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 2nd October for our monthly FIDE-rated blitz tournament
- Thursday 9th October for the Hendon 3 v Albany 1 match
- Thursday 30th October for the Hendon 1 v Hendon 2 match
- Thursday 6th November for our monthly FIDE-rated blitz tournament
- Thursday 13th November for the Hendon 3 v Ealing 1 match

Membership Rates

Join the club by completing this form!

  • Annual subscription: £60.00
  • Students, unemployed and juniors: £45.00

There is a £5 discount if you pay your membership fee before 31st October!
There is a pro-rata Summer Membership after 31 May (end of the playing season).

OR download our Subscription Form and send it in today!


29 September 2014: Simultaneous Display on October 16th by GM Gennady Gutman

Genadii Gutman

A 30-board clock simul by Grandmaster Gutman from the Ukraine has been scheduled for October 16th! Entry fee: £10, 1hr 15 mins on the clock per player, no upper rating limit, book prizes for the best games.

Email to book a place.

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26 September 2014: Two pairs win exchange chess championship

Hendon’s first ever exchange (bughouse) tournament was well-attended both by juniors and those young at heart! The dream team-up of Adam Raoof and Tom Villiers shared the honours with Pranay Chauhan and Gabriel Balouka-Myers, after a tense play-off!

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22 September 2014: Tigers off the mark at Hammersmith

Hammersmith 1 v Hendon 2 - final 2 boards

The Tigers started their season with a good win against newly-promoted Hammersmith. Wins for 12-year-old Federico Rocco on his Tigers debut, Paul du Buf, Jonathan Landau and Adam Raoof, plus draws from Anthony Kent , Tomer Eden and Daniel Ellis provided the game points.

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18 September 2014: 4th team split the point with Hendon Barnet Knights

Hendon 4 and the juniors of Hendon Barnet Knights started the season by splitting the match point in a hard-fought struggle.

Wins for Barnet Knights from Joshua Cavendish, Federico Rocco and Dominic Klinger on the higher boards were offset by victories for Jonathan Rubeck, Graeme Lennard and Karia Kamlesh lower down.

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