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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.

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. And your first two visits are free.

We are open every Thursday for social and blitz chess, plus:
- Thursday 23rd November for the Hendon Barnet Knights v Muswell Hill 2 match
- Thursday 30th November for the Hendon 4 v Hammersmith 1 match
- Thursday 7th December for our monthly FIDE-rated blitz tournament
- Thursday 14th December for the Hendon 3 v Hammersmith 1 match
- Thursday 4th January 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)

OR download our Subscription Form and send it in today!



16 November 2017: Lions convincing against visitors Athenauem

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A strong Lions team roared to a convincing victory against visitors Athenaeum, with a final score of 7.5-0.5.

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13 November 2017: Hendon Barnet Knights clinch brave draw at Hammersmith

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Our junior team made the long journey to Hammersmith, and found themselves heavily outgraded on all boards. Undaunted, they came home with a well-deserved draw!

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13 November 2017: Jaguars hold strong Hammersmith 1st team

Piano hammers

The Jaguars visited Hammersmith 1st team, and came home with a well-deserved draw after a hard-fought match.

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9 November 2017: Tigers surprised by visitors Ealing

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Visitors Ealing overturned their grade disadvantage to edge a hard fought match by the narrowest of margins.

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For previous news, check our News Archive »


In early September we were shocked and saddened to learn of the untimely death of our friend & long-time Hendon clubmate Peter Poobalasingam. Many of us knew Peter personally as an unfailingly good-humoured, polite and respectful young man with great chess talent. He will be truly missed in the chess community and here at the club, and we offer our sincerest condolences to Peter’s family for their loss.

Here is his friend Sarah Longson’s tribute, on the ECF website: