Welcome!

We are a thriving, friendly and successful chess club in North-West London.

All our in-person activities, including the Middlesex League and our FIDE-rated blitz tournaments, are back up and running, and ready to welcome players of all ages and levels!

From April 2022, our home venue will be The Cumberland Club, five minutes’ walk from Finchley Road & Frognal Station.

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Club Championship sign-ups open!

17 May, 2022

We are pleased to announce our 2022 Club Championship, which will take place over six Thursdays in June and July, starting on 16th June!

This tournament is officially named the Hendon Chess Club 75th Anniversary (1947-2022) Championship, in celebration of our completion of a third quarter-century since our founding!

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IM Lorin D'Costa treats us to a super simul!

6 May, 2022

International Master (and long-time friend of the club) Lorin D’Costa gave a simultaneous display over 12 boards at the Cumberland Club last night!

It was a very enjoyable evening, with players of all ages taking on Lorin to raise money for his non-profit She Plays to Win, which aims to popularise chess among girls and young women.

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Remy Rushbrooke wins April Blitz!

22 April, 2022

Last night, our first FIDE Blitz at the Cumberland Club took place! It was great to see the event run in a larger venue; our new home seemed to meet with universal approval!

The tournament was won by Remy Rushbrooke with 5½/6, with Stanley Badacsonyi close behind on 5/6. Top Hendon players were Salvatore Pepe, Chris Rogal, Martin Wylde and myself with 3/6.

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