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Welcome to Hendon Chess Club!

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25-26 October, 21st Hampstead Under 2200 Congress
1 November, 2nd Muswell Hill Rapidplay
8 November, Golders Green Rapidplay Congress
19-23 November, MSI Chess – Multiple Events

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 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
- Thursday 4th December for our monthly FIDE-rated blitz tournament
- Thursday 11th December for the Hendon 4 v Hendon Barnet Knights 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!


23 October 2014: Lions fend off Tigers' challenge

In the first of our two annual Hendon 1 v Hendon 2 matches, the Lions overcame stiff resistance and a couple of surprise results from a youthful Tigers team, to eventually come out 6-2 winners.

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20 October 2014: Jaguars take point at Willesden

Willesden & Brent 1 v Hendon 3

In a tight match at Willesden & Brent, the Jaguars came out 4.5-3.5 victors! This was a real team performance as wins from Daniel Ellis, captain Paul du Buf and Anthony Kent, plus draws from Jonathan Landau and late recruits Faye Ainscow and Nick Goulbourne provided the game points.

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16 October 2014: Simultaneous Display by GM Gennady Gutman

Ukranian GM Gennady Gutman gave the first ever clock simul at Hendon Chess Club! There were no early losses, but eventually GM Gutman came out unbeaten with 16 wins and one draw, against Rohit Majumdar. Book prizes were awarded to Rohit and Elizabeth Ivanov.

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14 October 2014: Ocelots split point with Harrow 1

In a tight match, our 4th team drew with visitors Harrow. Wins from Paul du Buf, recent signing Julian Hudson, Nick Murphy and Kamlesh Karia provided the game points.

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For previous news, check our News Archive »