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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 25th January for the Hendon Barnet Knights v Hammersmith 2 match
- Thursday 1st February for our monthly FIDE-rated blitz tournament
- Thursday 22nd February for the Hendon 2 v Muswell Hill 1 match
- Thursday 1st March 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!



11 January 2018: Lions win against visitors Ealing

The Lions saw off the league’s dark horses Ealing, ending the match with an impressive 7½-½ scoreline despite some early setbacks.

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9 January 2018: Ocelots lose relegation clash

The Ocelots lost a hard-fought home match to relegation rivals Harrow.

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4 January 2018: Sowray, Hammam & Joslin win January blitz!

FM Peter Sowray, Ayman Hammam and Tim Joslin shared first place in our January blitz with 5/6.

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27 December 2017: Middlesex League Christmas Round-up

A Christmas Party by George Henry Durrie - Wikimedia

How are our 5 teams are doing in the Middlesex League this season?

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