The 2024 Hendon Chess Club Championship

By Adam Raoof, Events Director
Friday 10 May, 2024

We are pleased to announce the 2024 Hendon Chess Club Championship!

In order to enter you must be both a member of Hendon Chess Club (£40 / £32 concessions - join here!), and a member of the ECF at Bronze level or higher (join here). Provided you have both these memberships, the tournament is free to enter; please fill in the registration form here:

Click here to enter the tournament!

As you register you will be automatically added to the list here, and you should check your emails for confirmation. You can edit your registration using the link in that email.

The tournament will be a six-round ECF-rated Swiss, played over six Thursday evenings:

  • June 6th - Round 1
  • June 20th - Round 2
  • June 27th - Round 3
  • July 11th - Round 4
  • July 18th - Round 5
  • July 25th - Round 6
  • August 8th - Club AGM and prizes awarded

It will be a standard-play tournament with a time limit of 45 minutes per player plus an increment of 30 seconds per move.

Each round will start at 7:30pm at our venue, The Cumberland Club (25 Alvanley Gardens, London NW6 1JD). Default time is 30 minutes but we reserve the right to re-pair players at any time.

There will be a single section. The winner will be the 2024 Club Champion; the David Jones Cup will be won by the highest player rated under 1675 ECF.

In the event of a tie for any prize, tie-breaks will be applied in the following order:

  • Head-to-head results
  • Most wins
  • Most games with the Black pieces
  • Rating performance

Players may request up to two half-point byes in any of rounds 1–5, and any number of zero-point byes, provided you notify in advance. Pairings will be published on Wednesday evenings at 11pm the day before the round. If you give notice of a bye before then, it will be taken into account.

Pairings and results as the tournament progresses may be found here on