Welcome!

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.

The Middlesex League is resuming this season, and so are our FIDE-rated blitz tournaments; please stay tuned for news of these and other exciting over-the-board and online events!

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Happy New Year!

16 January, 2022

Happy New Year to all members and friends of Hendon Chess Club! We hope you all enjoyed the holiday period and that you are ready for a great year of chess in 2022!

I’m pleased to report that Hendon 1 kicked off the New Year in style with a win over King’s Head.

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Over-the-board chess for online players

11 November, 2021

As the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions allows over-the-board chess to resume, we’re increasingly being joined by a new group of players: people who have picked up the game during lockdown, perhaps inspired by Netflix’s miniseries The Queen’s Gambit. Every chess club I know is being approached by people who have played a lot online over the past couple of years, and are looking to take their interest further!

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The Middlesex League is back!

29 October, 2021

I’m delighted to report that the Hendon’s first Middlesex League match since March 2020 took place over-the-board last night at the Holly Bush!

Our junior team Barnet Knights faced Hendon 3 in an internal match; despite being significantly outgraded, the valiant Knights ran them close, and only just lost in the end.

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