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Welcome to Hendon Chess Club!


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

19-20 July, 20th Hampstead Under 2200 Congress
2 August, Golders Green Rapidplay Congress
16 August, 1st Muswell Hill Rapidplay
23-25 August, 4th Golders Green WEEKEND Congress
27-28 September, 21st Hampstead Under 2200 Congress

MIND SPORTS RAPIDPLAY PRIX: Various Dates, check the ECF Calendar for details.

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 24th July for an open rapid tournament
- Thursday 7th August for our monthly FIDE-rated blitz tournament

Annual Membership Fees for 2013-2014 are as follows:
– Full membership: £60 (or £55 if paid by end of October 2013)
– Students/unemployed/juniors: £45 (or £40 if paid by end of October 2013)
– Membership fee is charged pro rata for new members joining later in the season
- our membership year ends on 31st August 2014.

Summer Membership Fees (from now until end of August) are as follows:
– Full membership: £20
– Students/unemployed/juniors: £15
– As a Summer Member you are eligible to play in our club championship (this consists of seven graded slow-play games on Thursdays through May and July, with up to two byes permitted). You also qualify for reduced entry fees to our Blitzes and Golders Green Rapidplays, plus all the other benefits of being a standard club member!

Download our Subscription Form and send it in today!

The next Hampstead Congress is being held on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd June 2014. This event is Under 2200, and five rounds. Time control is all in 60 mins each plus 30 seconds a move. Check the website for details!


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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