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Welcome to Hendon Chess Club!


In early September we were shocked and saddened to learn of the untimely death of our friend & long-time Hendon clubmate Peter Poobalasingam. Many of us knew Peter personally as an unfailingly good-humoured, polite and respectful young man with great chess talent. He will be truly missed in the chess community and here at the club, and we offer our sincerest condolences to Peter’s family for their loss.

Here is his friend Sarah Longson’s tribute, on the ECF website:

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 . In addition to regular blitz and rapidplay tournaments, we also run other events throughout the year.

Join the club and register for our weekly newsletter by completing this form!

The club meets every Thursday from 7.30pm to 10pm 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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Buy excellent value for money chess sets, boards and clocks for your school or club from Chess4Schools.

Take a look at the club 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. And your first two visits are free.

We are open every Thursday for social and blitz chess, plus:
- Thursday 28th September for the Hendon 4 v Hendon 3 match
- Thursday 5th October for our monthly FIDE-rated blitz tournament
- Thursday 19th October for the Hendon 1 v Hendon 2 match
- Thursday 26th October for the Hendon 2 v Hendon 1 match
- Thursday 2nd November for our monthly FIDE-rated blitz tournament

Membership Rates

Join the club and register for our weekly newsletter by completing this form!

Annual Membership:

  • Annual Membership fee – full: £60.00 (or £55 if paid before the Blitz on 5 October)
  • Annual Membership fee – students, unemployed and juniors: £45.00 (or £40 if paid before the Blitz on 5 October)

OR download our Subscription Form and send it in today!



14 September 2017: Jaguars & Ocelots start their seasons

Jaguar cubs

The Jaguars and the Ocelots kicked off our season in Division 2 of the Middlesex League. A fighting match ended in a 6.5-1.5 victory for the Jaguars.

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7 September 2017: IM Max Berchtenbreiter wins September blitz

German IM Max Berchtenbreiter & Tom Villiers shared 1st place in our September blitz. Runners-up were Hendon’s Federico Rocco, Karim Reed & Luis Ortiz Sanchez.

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2 February 2017: GM Cherniaev wins February blitz

GM Alex Cherniaev won our February blitz with 6/6. Runners-up were Hendon’s Louis Pruvot-Caprioli and Dominic Klingher. 41 participated.

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19 January 2017: Hendon Barnet Knights see off Harrow 2

Our juniors had another smooth win, against visitors from Harrow. With 3.5/4 match points, they now lead Division 2.

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