West London Chess Club. Founded 1893.

Next club night meeting: Wednesday 24th August 2022 from 7pm until 10pm.

Venue: The George & Devonshire, 8 Burlington Lane, Chiswick, London W4 2QE (see map).

Agenda: Annual General Meeting. New members welcome.

About the club

West London Chess Club was founded in 1893, as such we pre-date the formation of the English Chess Federation. Historically, we have been and continue to be affiliated to Middlesex County Chess Association (MCCA). Our club welcomes and caters for players of all abilities. Members can play competitive games for our teams in the Middlesex, Central London, Hillingdon and London leagues or social/friendly games for general improvement. Should they be interested they can also consider representing one of the county teams. The club match venue is the impressive Chiswick Town Hall, a grade 2 listed building opposite Turnham Green. During the summer months we meet in the relaxed atmosphere of the George and Devonshire pub for some friendly games.

Chiswick Town Hall (see map)

Our club match venue opposite Turnham Green.

George & Devonshire pub (see map)

Located next to the Hogarth Roundabout is our summertime venue for friendly games.

Club News

  • 10th July Andy Hayler's final round game at the recent Hammratty Chess Congress was selected for the brilliancy prize, not just in the major section but the whole tournament. Here is a short video of grandmaster Daniel King analysing the game on his Youtube channel.

  • 6th July To close the club match season, we host Grandmaster Alexander Cherniaev in a simultaneous exhibition. Needless to say he won all the games. Photos available on our Media page.

  • 15th June West London Chess Club wins the Hillingdon League Knockout Tournament in a tense match against Harrow. Congratulations to all those who played and well done to Harrow who fought on until the last game to make this a difficult and enthralling finish to the season.

  • 23rd Dec Due to the ongoing major incident declared in London on the 18th of December, amidst growing infection rates of COVID (in particular the Omicron variant), the London Chess League committee have confirmed that the January fixtures will be moved to June (more details).

  • 9th Sep Last night (8th September), we had the pleasure of hosting International Master Tom Rendle in a simultaneous exhibition. Twelve players from West London and other nearby clubs participated with a good range of opposition for Tom. None of this mattered though, as Tom swept away player after player in a 12-0 drubbing. Congratulations to him, and thanks to everyone who participated in what was a most enjoyable evening. Tom has a grandmaster norm and coaches the England youth team, with a current FIDE rating of 2365 (222 ECF). A video of the event is available on the Media page.