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

For the 2021–22 season, we have moved to a new venue at The Holly Bush, near Hampstead Station, and we are looking forward to an exciting programme of both over-the-board and online chess events. Details will follow in due course!

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The FIDE Blitz returns with a bang!

15 October, 2021

Our first FIDE-rated blitz tournament since March 2020 was held at the Holly Bush last night. It was great to see the return of this event after a long COVID-enforced absence, with a near-capacity crowd!

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Friendly draw with Muswell Hill

6 October, 2021

Last night, a Hendon team made its way to Muswell Hill to play a start-of-season friendly match for players rated 2000 or below. The match was closely contested and ended in a tie. Many thanks to Muswell Hill for hosting, and to everyone who played!

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Over-the-board matches are back!

1 October, 2021

Last night, we hosted a friendly match between a Hendon team and a “Rest of the Middlesex League” team at our new venue, The Holly Bush. This was something of a “relaunch event” for the Middlesex League, since Hendon were the last winners of Division 1 in 2019/20.

It was a closely contested match, but our guests ran out narrow winners. Nonetheless, it’s great to see the return of over-the-board matches, and we look forward to a full season of them!

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