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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 26th January for the Hendon Barnet Knights v Kings Head 3 match
- Thursday 2nd February for our monthly FIDE-rated blitz tournament
- Thursday 2nd March for our monthly FIDE-rated blitz tournament
- Thursday 9th March for the Hendon 1 v Hackney 1 match

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!



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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9 January 2017: Jaguars go down at Ealing

The Jaguars had a tough evening at Ealing, with the home team coming out convincing winners in a fighting match.

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5 January 2017: Willmoth wins January Blitz

Rob Willmoth won our January blitz with a perfect 6/6! Runners-up were Hendon’s Jonathan Pein, Roman Mitra and Philipp Orgler.
44 players participated.

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8 December 2016: Hendon Barnet Knights convincing against Ealing

Another good win for our junior team moved them to 2.5/3 match points so far this season in Division 3, going into the New Year!

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