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Welcome to Hendon Chess Club!

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.

Join the club and register for our weekly newsletter by completing this form!

The club meets every Thursday from 7.30pm to 10pm 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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Take a look at the club calendar for matches and special events.

Thursday nights: visitors and club members not playing in matches are welcome to play social or blitz chess if the club is open, even if there is a home match that night.

Tuesday nights: no social or blitz chess is possible.

New members of any age or ability are always welcome. And your first two visits are free.

We are open every Thursday for social and blitz chess, plus:
- Thursday 22nd February for the Hendon 2 v Muswell Hill 1 match
- Thursday 1st March for our monthly FIDE-rated blitz tournament
- Thursday 15th March for the Hendon Barnet Knights v Ealing 2 match
- Thursday 22nd March for the Hendon 1 v Hackney 1 match
- Thursday 5th April for our monthly FIDE-rated blitz tournament

Membership Rates

Join the club and register for our weekly newsletter by completing this form!

Annual Membership:

  • Annual Membership fee – full: £60.00 (or £55 if paid before the Blitz on 5 October)
  • Annual Membership fee – students, unemployed and juniors: £45.00 (or £40 if paid before the Blitz on 5 October)

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15 February 2018: Jaguars edge closer at Metropolitan

The Jaguars notched up another excellent away win at Metropolitan, and are now just half a match point away from a promotion place.

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12 February 2018: Juniors win at Willesden & Brent

Our talented junior team stunned the Division 3 leaders, gaining an unexpected victory without losing a game!

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8 February 2018: Juniors come close at Harrow

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Our junior team narrowly lost at Harrow on Thursday evening.

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8 February 2018: Jaguars consolidate Division 2 lead

A team of strong Jaguars visited Harrow and came home with a match point after a thrilling match.

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