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Welcome to Hendon Chess Club!

Please Note

The club is closed during August, and opens again on September 4th for the Blitz. RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP by completing this form!


Here is the Chess England brochure in pdf format for you to download.

16 August, 1st Muswell Hill Rapidplay
23-25 August, 4th Golders Green WEEKEND Congress
13 September, Golders Green Rapidplay Congress
27-28 September, 21st Hampstead Under 2200 Congress

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:

Membership Rates

Join the club by completing this form!

  • Annual subscription: £65.00
  • 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!


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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