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Thank you for your interest in our club!

To become a club member and sign up for our newsletter, please fill in this form.

Members from previous seasons who would like to renew their membership should also fill in this form.

Please read our privacy notice for details of how we store and use your personal information when you do so.


The benefits of membership are:

  • Eligibility for selection for our league teams (e.g. London Online Chess League, Middlesex League)
  • Eligibility for the summer Club Championship
  • Discounted entry to the “First Thursday” blitz tournaments
  • Free or discounted entry to other events throughout the season (e.g. simultaneous displays with titled players)
  • Social chess on home club nights where there is space

See our activities for further details. Note that many of our activities have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic: please click here for up-to-date information.

Many Hendon events involve playing games under tournament conditions, whose results are sent to the ECF for grading. In order to be eligible for these, you must also be a member of the ECF at Bronze level or higher. ECF membership gives you various other benefits, including discounted entry to chess tournaments and events around the country. If you would like to know whether ECF membership is required for any particular event, please contact us.

Membership fees

Because the 2019/20 season was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have introduced reduced rates for renewing members paying on or before 31st October 2020:

  • Standard: £40
  • Concessions: £32

New members, and rejoining members paying after 31st October 2020, are charged pro rata for the remainder of the season:

Payment month Full fee Concessions
October 2020 £60 £48
November 2020 £55 £44
December 2020 £50 £40
January 2021 £45 £36
February 2021 £40 £32
March 2021 £35 £28
April 2021 £30 £24
May 2021 £25 £20
June 2021 £20 £16
July 2021 £15 £12
August 2021 £10 £8
September 2021 £5 £4

Our concessionary rates are available to students, the unemployed, and juniors (anyone under 18 years of age on 1st October 2020).

(The pro-rata fees for May 2021 are equivalent to our former category of summer membership.)

We strongly prefer payment by bank transfer. After you fill in the application form, you will receive the account number and sort code to which to transfer the funds.