Metropolitan Chess Club

Founded 1890

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Welcome to Metropolitan Chess Club

About the club

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Our venue is the Middlesex Community Centre which is situated in Petticoat Square on the right hand side of Middlesex St, 250 yards from the junction with Bishopsgate.  Nearest Stations are Liverpool St., Aldgate and Aldgate East.

Access is now via the Gravel Lane entrance (adjacent to Love’s Café).  When you get to the blue door type 101 and press CALL - someone from the club will respond and buzz you in.  You should take the lift to the first floor and turn left directly in to the new hall.

The venue is available for use from 6pm to 10pm every Thursday.  Play should cease at 9.45 and the building vacated by 10pm. London league matches will start at 6.30pm and Middlesex league at 6.45pm

Coaching: Free, informal, one-to-one coaching is offered to members who are beginners or near-beginners.

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The Metropolitan chess club is one of the oldest clubs in London.  It was founded in 1890 with the amalgamation of two existing clubs 'The Three Pawns' and 'The Monument'.

We currently have over 50 members and welcome new members of all abilities.  We have many teams in both the London and Middlesex Leagues, so players of all standards are always able to find a serious game if they want to. As we are based in a central location in the City of London , most of our matches are played at home or very nearby in the Barbican.  In addition, we have had a team in the 4NCL depending on interest.

If you are interested in joining our club, please feel free to come along to any of club nights (Thursdays), play a few games and speak to a member about joining.  Alternatively you can download and return the membership application form to the address shown on it.

The membership runs from the 1st October until the 30th September each year. If you join part way through the subscription year a pro rata subscription will apply.  There are also discounts available to those who have retired or on benefits.


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Click here for an application form

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 September 2015 20:58
 

IM Thomas Rendle will be giving a talk on the "Secrets of Chess Calculation"

 

Dear Metropolitan Chess Club Members,


I'm pleased to announce that IM Thomas Rendle will be giving a talk on the "Secrets of Chess Calculation" on Thursday 26 November at our club starting at 6.30pm. Tickets will cost £5 for Met members and £7.50 Non Met Members.


Whilst tickets will be available on the night, if you would like to attend then please get in touch with me to reserve your place and avoid disappointment as the event is also being offered to people outside the club. Seats are limited to 25-30 with standing as an option.


I look forward to hearing from you soon and hope that we will have a good Met turn out.

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Last Updated on Monday, 09 November 2015 16:53
 

Middlesex Div 2 Fixtures

 

Latest fixtures for the Middlesex team Met 1 in Div 2

Ealing 2 12/11/15

Hammersmith 1 18/2/16

Harrow 1 10/12/15

Hendon 3 5/11/15

Kings Head 2 24/3/16

Muswell Hill 1 11/2/16

West London 1 14/4/16

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 October 2015 20:49
 

Metropolitan vs Athenaeum Friendly Match Result

 

Match Result

Metropolitan v Athenaeum

1. T. Deflesselle 0-1 Dimitar Mogilarov (e196)

2. M. Carballo 0-1 Daneil Farkas (192)

3. S. Roy 0-1 Toni Johansson (190)

4. P. Vachtfeidl 0-1 Andreas Iliopoulos (e175)

5. F. Lees 0-1 Kevin Millward (172)

6. K. Lenaghan 1/2-1/2 John Walton

7. J. Law 0-1 Jonny Kay (162)

8. G. Bishop 1-0 Charles McAleenan (158)

9. B. Sharkey 0-1 Steven Walsh (156)

10. W. Akakabota 0-1 Steven Madden (154)

11. M. Leman 1-0 Jonathan Pinet (153)

12. M. Bertrand 1-0 Martin Leanse (123)

13. G. Robinson 1-0 George Bakoloukas (121)

14. J. Brown 0-1 Jade Acaster (e70)

4.5-9.5

 

London League Matches

 

The club calendar has been updated for London League matches but here is a list

Import all fixtures for Metropolitan club Import all Metropolitan fixtures into your calendar
ImportDateDivision/CompetitionHome clubHome teamAway clubAway teamVenue
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 6) to be played on 2015-10-01 at  into your calendar 01-10-2015 Three Metropolitan 3 Metropolitan 2 MET
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 15) to be played on 2015-10-06 at  into your calendar 06-10-2015 Two Imperial College 1 Metropolitan 1 ICU
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 22) to be played on 2015-10-08 at  into your calendar 08-10-2015 Minor Metropolitan MB Hammersmith MB MET
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 24) to be played on 2015-10-12 at  into your calendar 12-10-2015 Four Streatham & Brixton 3 Metropolitan 4 GL
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 34) to be played on 2015-10-15 at  into your calendar 15-10-2015 Three Metropolitan 3 Mushrooms 2 MET
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 36) to be played on 2015-10-16 at  into your calendar 16-10-2015 Three London Deaf 1 Metropolitan 2 LD
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 44) to be played on 2015-10-22 at  into your calendar 22-10-2015 Two Metropolitan 1 Athenaeum 2 MET
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 47) to be played on 2015-10-23 at  into your calendar 23-10-2015 Four Morley College 1 Metropolitan 4 MC
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 49) to be played on 2015-10-26 at  into your calendar 26-10-2015 Major Battersea MA Metropolitan MA GL
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 54) to be played on 2015-10-29 at  into your calendar 29-10-2015 Three Metropolitan 3 East Ham 1 MET
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 58) to be played on 2015-11-02 at  into your calendar 02-11-2015 Three Albany 1 Metropolitan 2 ALB
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 70) to be played on 2015-11-09 at  into your calendar 09-11-2015 Three Metropolitan 2 Battersea 2 GL
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 83) to be played on 2015-11-12 at  into your calendar 12-11-2015 Minor Metropolitan MB DHSS MA MET
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 85) to be played on 2015-11-16 at  into your calendar 16-11-2015 Major Metropolitan MA Streatham & Brixton MA GL
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 96) to be played on 2015-11-19 at  into your calendar 19-11-2015 Three Cavendish 3 Metropolitan 3 CAV
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 97) to be played on 2015-11-19 at  into your calendar 19-11-2015 Two Metropolitan 1 Kings Head 2 MET
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 103) to be played on 2015-11-24 at  into your calendar 24-11-2015 Four Greater London 2 Metropolitan 4 GLCC
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 104) to be played on 2015-11-25 at  into your calendar 25-11-2015 Major Athenaeum MA Metropolitan MA ATH
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 118) to be played on 2015-12-03 at  into your calendar 03-12-2015 Three Metropolitan 3 Hackney 3 MET
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 128) to be played on 2015-12-17 at  into your calendar 17-12-2015 Three Cavendish 3 Metropolitan 2 CAV
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 130) to be played on 2015-12-17 at  into your calendar 17-12-2015 Two Metropolitan 1 Streatham & Brixton 2 MET
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 133) to be played on 2016-01-11 at  into your calendar 11-01-2016 Minor Athenaeum MB Metropolitan MB ATH
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 141) to be played on 2016-01-13 at  into your calendar 13-01-2016 Major Metropolitan MA West London 1 GL
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 145) to be played on 2016-01-14 at  into your calendar 14-01-2016 Three Metropolitan 3 Albany 1 MET
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 154) to be played on 2016-01-19 at  into your calendar 19-01-2016 Minor Greater London MB Metropolitan MB GLCC
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 157) to be played on 2016-01-20 at  into your calendar 20-01-2016 Three Wimbledon 2 Metropolitan 2 GL
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 158) to be played on 2016-01-20 at  into your calendar 20-01-2016 Four Metropolitan 4 Hammersmith 1 GL
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 162) to be played on 2016-01-21 at  into your calendar 21-01-2016 Two Metropolitan 1 Mushrooms 1 MET
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 174) to be played on 2016-01-28 at  into your calendar 28-01-2016 Three Metropolitan 3 Wimbledon 2 MET
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 180) to be played on 2016-02-02 at  into your calendar 02-02-2016 Major Greater London MA Metropolitan MA GLCC
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 185) to be played on 2016-02-04 at  into your calendar 04-02-2016 Two Metropolitan 1 Greater London 1 MET
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 190) to be played on 2016-02-08 at  into your calendar 08-02-2016 Three Metropolitan 2 Hackney 2 GL
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 187) to be played on 2016-02-08 at  into your calendar 08-02-2016 Four Wanstead & Woodford 2 Metropolitan 4 GL
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 199) to be played on 2016-02-12 at  into your calendar 12-02-2016 Minor Morley College MA Metropolitan MB MC
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 209) to be played on 2016-02-18 at  into your calendar 18-02-2016 Major Pimlico MA Metropolitan MA PIM
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 210) to be played on 2016-02-18 at  into your calendar 18-02-2016 Three Metropolitan 3 Hackney 2 MET
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 215) to be played on 2016-02-22 at  into your calendar 22-02-2016 Four Kings Head 4 Metropolitan 4 GL
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 225) to be played on 2016-02-25 at  into your calendar 25-02-2016 Two Metropolitan 1 Cavendish 2 MET
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 229) to be played on 2016-02-29 at  into your calendar 29-02-2016 Three Kings Head 3 Metropolitan 2 GL
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 238) to be played on 2016-03-03 at  into your calendar 03-03-2016 Minor Metropolitan MB Wanstead & Woodford MA MET
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 249) to be played on 2016-03-09 at  into your calendar 09-03-2016 Major Metropolitan MA Hackney MA GL
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 250) to be played on 2016-03-10 at  into your calendar 10-03-2016 Three Metropolitan 3 Battersea 2 MET
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 254) to be played on 2016-03-14 at  into your calendar 14-03-2016 Three Metropolitan 2 East Ham 1 GL
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 258) to be played on 2016-03-15 at  into your calendar 15-03-2016 Four DHSS 1 Metropolitan 4 DHSS
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 264) to be played on 2016-03-17 at  into your calendar 17-03-2016 Two Metropolitan 1 Dulwich 1 MET
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 278) to be played on 2016-03-31 at  into your calendar 31-03-2016 Three Metropolitan 3 Woodbridge 1 MET
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 289) to be played on 2016-04-06 at  into your calendar 06-04-2016 Four Athenaeum 3 Metropolitan 4 ATH
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 293) to be played on 2016-04-07 at  into your calendar 07-04-2016 Two Metropolitan 1 Beckenham & Charlton 1 MET
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 294) to be played on 2016-04-11 at  into your calendar 11-04-2016 Three Metropolitan 2 Mushrooms 2 GL
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 304) to be played on 2016-04-13 at  into your calendar 13-04-2016 Major Hammersmith MA Metropolitan MA GL
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 307) to be played on 2016-04-14 at  into your calendar 14-04-2016 Minor Metropolitan MB Cavendish MA MET
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 311) to be played on 2016-04-18 at  into your calendar 18-04-2016 Four Wanstead & Woodford 3 Metropolitan 4 GL
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 316) to be played on 2016-04-21 at  into your calendar 21-04-2016 Three Metropolitan 3 London Deaf 1 MET
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 320) to be played on 2016-04-25 at  into your calendar 25-04-2016 Three Metropolitan 2 Woodbridge 1 GL
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 331) to be played on 2016-04-28 at  into your calendar 28-04-2016 Two Metropolitan 1 Lewisham 1 MET
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 335) to be played on 2016-05-05 at  into your calendar 05-05-2016 Minor Metropolitan MB Battersea MB MET
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 389) to be played on 2016-05-09 at  into your calendar 09-05-2016 Four Newham 1 Metropolitan 4 GL
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 341) to be played on 2016-05-10 at  into your calendar 10-05-2016 Two Drunken Knights 3 Metropolitan 1 PLOW
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 344) to be played on 2016-05-11 at  into your calendar 11-05-2016 Major Kings Head MA Metropolitan MA GL
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 348) to be played on 2016-05-12 at  into your calendar 12-05-2016 Three Metropolitan 3 Kings Head 3 MET
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 352) to be played on 2016-05-16 at  into your calendar 16-05-2016 Three Hackney 3 Metropolitan 2 GL
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 360) to be played on 2016-05-18 at  into your calendar 18-05-2016 Four Metropolitan 4 Hammersmith 2 GL
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 361) to be played on 2016-05-18 at  into your calendar 18-05-2016 Two Athenaeum 1 Metropolitan 1 ATH
Import this fixture (fixtureID = 362) to be played on 2016-05-19 at  into your calendar 19-05-2016 Minor Metropolitan MB Hackney MB MET

 

 

 

Last Season Summary

It was a good season for the London League Teams with some great results.

 

Team 1 - Finished 3rd in Div 2 and was pushing all season for promotion only just missing out

Team 2 - Finished safely in 6th in Div 3 after a strong early start

Team 3 - Finished top of Div 4 and are promoted

Team 4 - Finished 8th

Team Major - Finished 3rd out of 10

Team Minor - Finished 5th out of 11

 

 
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Upcoming fixtures

Chess Quotes

A man that will take back a move at chess will pick a pocket. Richard Fenton

Black to play and win

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