I belong to Hendon Chess Club which meets at the Unitarians Church Hall in Hoop Lane every Thursday at 7.30pm and new members are always welcome.
Please note that the club has a child protection policy which all members and visitors are expected to observe. You can download a copy here.
For more details, download OUR SUBSCRIPTION FORM, ring Club Secretary Chris Rogal (he's the one thinking hard in the foreground of the picture on your right!) for on (020) 7794 4374 (home) or 07711 960 623 (mobile) or come along to any club night or Golders Green Rapidplay (still at St Albans Church Hall, West Heath Drive NW11 7QG).

'First Thursday' Hendon Blitz Chess Tournament

  • Held on the first Thursday of every month.
  • Venue (from 1st March 2012): Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, Golders Green, London NW11 8BS.
  • Starts at 7.30pm promptly, finishes 10pm.
  • £5.00 to enter, £3.00 if you are a member of Hendon Chess Club. Cash only. There will be a first prize, a prize for the highest Hendon Chess Club member and other prizes depending on entries. Each player will have ten minutes for the game.
  • Ten minutes per player per game (in other words each game lasts a maximum of twenty minutes)
  • FIDE Blitz Rules apply; it is always touch and move, completed illegal moves lose etc.
  • If this is too fast for you, try the Golders Green Rapidplays (half an hour per player per game!)
  • You don't have to have a grade or belong to the club to play.
  • The controller's decision is final in all matters.

about chess at golders green

I always enjoy your events. They are perfectly organised and filled by strong players, which helps in improving my game.  Vikram Kamath

Golders Green FIDE Chess

You're probably here because a) you play chess and you're looking to take part in over the board competitions and b) you read that I run (with lots of help from friendly volunteers) the monthly Golders Green Rapidplays in Leonard Barden's excellent Evening Standard column, or on the ECF (English Chess Federation) tournament calendarWell, you found the right website! 

You have one of the best chess websites I have seen. It is very friendly and clever. As the chess administrator for the family, I am seriously impressed by the on-line bookingA Chess Parent

Thanks for visiting. Don't forget to enter online in time for the next event. Please subscribe to our mailing list! All the games are graded by the ECF and part of the ECF Grand Prix. ALL SECTIONS are rated by FIDE in their rapidplay list. You don't have to be a member of the ECF to take part BUT if you are SILVER LEVEL or above it will cost less. Players who are not ECF Silver members or above will be charged £33.00 to enter. Ring 01424 775222 to join the ECF or visit http://www.englishchess.org.uk/.

Here are the dates for 2018.
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Here are the dates for 2019.
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