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'. You can read about the history of the Metropolitan Chess Club from 1890 to 1990 here.
We are are affiliated to Middlesex County Chess Association and London Chess League which allows us to compete in their respective competitions as proven by the number of our teams participating in both of their Leagues. Players of all standards are always able to find a serious game if they want to. Should members be interested they could even consider representing one of Middlesex's County Teams.
As we are based in a central location in the City of London, most of our matches are played at home or at nearby locations in Central London. Some occasional fixtures are played in outer London.
Coaching: Free, informal, one-to-one coaching is offered to members who are beginners or near-beginners.
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.
Our venue is the Artisan Centre (E1 7AW) within the Middlesex Street Estate, accessed via Gravel Lane on the right hand side of Middlesex St, 250 yards from the junction with Bishopsgate. La Piazzetta Bistro & Baris on the nearest corner. Stations are Liverpool St., Aldgate and Aldgate East.
Access is now via the Gravel Lane entrance (adjacent to JADS Hairdressing). When you get to the GREEN 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.
|Chairman / Auditor||John Kitchen|
|Club Secretary||Ray Hamilton|
|London League 1st Team Captain||Noel Stewart|
|London League 2nd Team Captain||Kevin Lenaghan|
|London League 3rd Team Captain||Giovanni Vasco|
|London League Minor League Captain||Peter Szabo|
|Middlesex League Captain||John Kitchen|
|Tournament Controller||Peter Szabo|
15th, 22nd and 29th September
Club Closed - July and August
The London Chess League will be postponing January 2022's matches to June 2022. The intention is to move fixtures to their equivalent date where possible (i.e. first Wednesday of January would be moved to first Wednesday of June, and so forth).