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Welcome to Hendon Chess Club!


Please note that Hendon Chess Club is now closed on Thursday evenings for the rest of August.
We re-open again on September 1st for the Hendon Blitz.

We are a thriving, friendly and successful chess club in North-West London. With over 50 members, we run 5 teams (including a junior squad) in the Middlesex League . In addition to regular blitz and rapidplay tournaments, we also run other events throughout the year.

The club meets at Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane Golders Green, London NW11 8BS (5 minutes from Golders Green tube station). Buses H1, H2 and H3 pass along Hoop Lane.

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The club meets every Thursday from 7.30pm to 10pm.

Take a look at the calendar for matches and special events.

Visitors and club members not playing in matches are welcome to play social or blitz chess on any Thursday night the club is open.

New members of any age or ability are always welcome. We offer a stimulating evening in a friendly atmosphere – visit the club and see for yourself. And your first two visits are free.

We are open every Thursday for social and blitz chess, plus:

Membership Rates

Join the club by completing this form!

Annual Membership:

  • Annual Membership fee – full: £60.00
  • Annual Membership fee – students, unemployed and juniors: £45.00

There is a £5 discount if you pay your membership fee before or at the October 1st Blitz Tournament!

Summer Membership:

There is a pro-rata Summer Membership after 12 May (end of the playing season):

  • Summer Membership fee – full: £20.00
  • Summer Membership fee – students, unemployed and juniors: £15.00

With Summer Membership, you can:
– participate in our 6-round club championship (May- June), competing for the Open or David Jones Challengers trophy.
– play in our regular monthly Blitz for just £3
– receive a discount at Golders Green Rapidplays
– attend the club on any Thursday evening to play blitz/social chess

OR download our Subscription Form and send it in today!


Hampstead Blitz in aid of Age Concern Camden

A Blitz tournament in aid of Henderson Court, an Age UK Camden resource centre will be held on Thursday June 25th.

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30 April 2015: Simultaneous Display by GM Tamás Fodor

An 18-board clock simul by Grandmaster Tamas Fodor from Hungary took place at the club on Thursday April 30th.

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17 December 2014: Jaguars hold West London 1st team!

The Jaguars visited West London’s 1st team, and came home with a hard-earned half a match point despite being thoroughly outgraded!

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11 December 2014: Ocelots top of Division 3!

The Ocelots fought off the challenge from the juniors of Hendon Barnet Knights, to go top of Division 3!

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2 December 2014: Jaguars beat Muswell Hill 2!

The Jaguars went to the top of the Division 2 table with a great win against Muswell Hill 2!

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For previous news, check our News Archive »