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Welcome to Hendon Chess Club!

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.

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 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. 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 27th April for the Hendon 1 v Athenaeum 1 match
- Thursday 4th May for our monthly FIDE-rated blitz tournament
- Thursday 1st June 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
  • Annual Membership fee – students, unemployed and juniors: £45.00

OR download our Subscription Form and send it in today!



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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17 January 2017: Tigers tumble against Kings Head

Tiger cub

The Tigers had a tough evening, against a strong visiting team from Kings Head.

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12 January 2017: Snowfall hits Tigers

Snow-related defaults aided our visitors Muswell Hill to emerge 5-3 winners in this relegation clash, despite full points for the Tigers in 3 games.

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